Guilt and self-criticism do not improve your behavior. You can love yourself, even when you’re not perfect.
Sometimes you are just reinforcing negative beliefs.
Desperate to be loved, terrified to be seen.
We end up holding ourselves hostage to the meaning we give things. Change your story, change your life.
Preparing kids “for the real world” by traumatizing them is ridiculous.
Life, pain, God, and loving yourself and the world with such fierceness that you find the state of Grace.
Wherein I get everything my heart desires and am still unhappy. But not for the reasons you’re thinking.
We make meaning out of tragedy. But the tragedy is still tragic.
Pain comes in many forms, and the key to healing is finding the right remedy for what you are experiencing. This post
Emily, my partner, my love, took her own life on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. Below my letter is Emily’s good-bye note. I’m writing
Our limbic system is our body’s emotional-relational system. Some places it shows up: when you feel awkward when you don’t like someone
Today I was given the exercise to write “Things I wish my Mom had said to me”, and then say them to
These days I’m working on untangling a core pattern that goes like this: My life has meaning only if I’m helping people.
It’s one of the jobs of a parent to instill a child with a sense of their own worth. This happens naturally
There are creations only you can bring into the world. There is a purpose for your life–one that nobody else can fulfill.
I just discovered these terms used in animal training. From the blog Eileen and Dogs: Splitting is to look for and reinforce small
When you are triggered, your autonomic nervous system is reacting to messages from your brain that you are in danger. Our body’s
Regret is one of the hardest emotions we can feel. It can be a relief to realize that regret is a secondary emotion, and by addressing the primary feelings regret can be released.