As you've read from the title, Patrick and I are engaged! It was a complete surprise for me and done in the perfect way for us. Nothing too showy but all the sentiment and us-ness that there could have been! There was no way I would have said no. I broke down crying, felt sick… Continue reading We got engaged!
Firstly, DISCLAIMERS! I am not saying we all need to become therapists or psychologists and start diagnosing our family members with mental health issues, and highlighting traumas in our friends! I'm not saying that I am in any way a professional with the ability to diagnose or psychoanalyse anyone...like at all. What I mean by… Continue reading “Psychoanalysing” the People We Love
Aside from feeling physically safe, which we all should feel in relationships, I wanted to explore some other ways that we should feel safe with our closest connections. This is what a healthy relationship looks like between two people: they both should feel safe to... Safe to be your true self Firstly, you should not… Continue reading Feeling Safe: What Makes a Good Relationship (not just romantic)
Have you ever been called selfish by someone you care about, and then questioned if it was true? I have. Or at least, I've been made to feel selfish for choosing myself. And this isn't uncommon, which is why I also did a post about guilt not long ago. But I give you permission to… Continue reading You Are Not Selfish: Selfishness V. Self-Care (podcast)
Hey guys, welcome back to the Finding Clarity series! Today is a shorter post but a very hard topic to get right: boundaries! I've thought about this for a while and heard YouTubers talk about it and I thought "hey, I need those" but never knew how to do it. I haven't become an expert… Continue reading Finding Clarity: Setting Boundaries
If you are someone who often finds yourself feeling guilty (like me), then this post is for you. I think that guilt has its place. As Brene Brown says, it highlights where we have failed to do something we know we should. However, I also believe some of us, perhaps the sensitive or lower self-esteem… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Guilt
Whether it is couples, friends, family, or whoever, here are 8 ways we can grow together and perhaps avoid growing apart... Travel together Travelling solo is definitely something we should all try at least once. However, in terms of this blog post, I think it's important to travel with others who are important to… Continue reading How to Grow Together: 8 Ways to Grow with Other People
In light of it being Valentine's Day tomorrow, I thought I would share the five most important things that every good relationship needs (in my opinion!). Whether you're in a relationship, looking, or happily single, here are my thoughts on what makes a relationship work long-term... Teamwork This is the ultimate, 100% most important… Continue reading Top 5 Things Every Good Relationship Needs
We need other people in order to do this life thing. Life can be hard at times, but if we let people, they can really help us to get through it. We need all kinds of people for all kinds of things in life. But there's one thing I know for sure, we can't do… Continue reading We Need Other People (Podcast)
When the going gets tough; when you're vulnerable, afraid, on display, and in danger, what do you do? Run, fight, or freeze?