I won't pretend to be an expert on friendship! But I will try to explain that if the terms self-love, self-care, and self-compassion (etc.) don't resonate with you, then perhaps the term Friendship will sit better with you... Friends or Friendship is defined as "a person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection,… Continue reading Start a Friendship with Yourself
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's post is a deep one, an important one, but also one that I can provide a lot less specific advice about because our wounds and our need for healing are all different. Just know, firstly, that your wounds can heal if you stop poking them… Continue reading Finding Clarity: Shame, Wounds, Healing
Self-care has become super popular and perhaps that means the word has lost its effect now. But there are so many forms of self-care and what we need person to person, moment to moment will differ. Self-care practices aside, here are some self-care mindsets to remember for a healthier life. For caring for and prioritising… Continue reading 12 Self-Care Mindsets to Remember (podcast)
We're not children anymore, we no longer have to look to our parents to give us permission to do or be what we want. Take your power back; stop seeking outside validation and permission. Give yourself permission... Here are some "permission slip" ideas to undo negative beliefs and lack of self-worth or self-power... Click to… Continue reading The Power is Yours: Give Yourself Permission (podcast)
It is now the third week of lockdown for us in the UK, and so I wanted to do a sort of updated to-do list now that I myself feel a lot less motivated and more anxious as time has gone on.If you're still in a good place, then great. If you want to use… Continue reading Third Week of Lockdown: Things to Do for Self-Care When Unmotivated and Anxious
As I grow older, I'm starting to loosen my grip on my life. When I was young, I was very hardworking, high-strung and felt like any moments of little control or structure were to be avoided. Now, not so much. I'm learning to take life (at least a little) less seriously. Taking life less seriously… Continue reading Experimenting with Life: Following Your Curiosities
Whenever I advocate for self-love or acceptance, I don't mean just love and accept yourself as you are and never work for or strive for better. I mean that you should love yourself unconditionally. Let me explain... Unconditional Love looks like Think about someone that you love unconditionally. I'm going to use my mother… Continue reading What It Means to Love Yourself Unconditionally
I think there's a difference between self-improvement and internal work. Self-improvement is improving your: Intellect Productivity Diet Sleep Fitness Communication Routine and habits Work Finances And so on... But then the internal work is more about the heavy stuff. It comes from the Gunk inside of you laced together by trauma, failure, shame, fear, resentment,… Continue reading Self-Improvement: Is It Really What You Need Right Now?
What does it mean to really know yourself and how does it benefit you?