Hi, I’m Emma.
I'm an ideator, optimizer, and personal growth nerd, with a dash of woo and politics.
On this blog, I share insights from my life quest of seeking truth, joy, & magic. Welcome.
December 11, 2021
Wherein I explain healing fantasies (aka redemption or salvation fantasies), the function they serve, my personal history with them, and what to do about them.
November 4, 2021
Why our mind inflicts pain on itself and how to make it stop.
October 12, 2021
Giving up my healing fantasy of emotional rescue and learning to give myself the validation I always needed.
June 24, 2021
You have no power over the past. But you do have power over your present.
June 18, 2021
Processing trauma isn’t nearly as complicated as it often sounds.
June 15, 2021
“Meant to be” can easily become a way to disempower ourselves.
June 14, 2021
You don’t need to fight a battle against a ghost. All you need to do is see that it is a ghost.
June 12, 2021
Guilt and self-criticism do not improve your behavior. You can love yourself, even when you’re not perfect.
June 10, 2021
Sometimes you are just reinforcing negative beliefs.
June 8, 2021
Desperate to be loved, terrified to be seen.
June 7, 2021
We end up holding ourselves hostage to the meaning we give things. Change your story, change your life.
June 4, 2021
Preparing kids “for the real world” by traumatizing them is ridiculous.
June 3, 2021
The darkness doesn’t spawn demons. We do.
June 1, 2021
Healing is about remembering you are already whole.
A process post where I write myself through my feelings.
May 30, 2021
How to affirm, support, protect, defend, nurture, and fiercely love your creative self.
I want to write again. Let’s do this.