Life & Stuff

Why I Embrace Being Known as the “Nice One” Now

For a long time, I was called the "nice one" or people would say, "Siana is just so nice!" and it would upset me. Why? Because I saw nice as a synonym for boring, basic, dull. That I wasn't the funny one, the smart one, the cool one, the pretty one...just the nice one, and… Continue reading Why I Embrace Being Known as the “Nice One” Now

Podcast & Videos

Stop Giving Away Your Power (podcast)

In today's podcast episode, I'm talking passionately about our self-worth and self-esteem and how these are affected by how much power we give to external things. We mindlessly give away energy, power, thoughts, feelings, and time to things that don't deserve it. We rely too heavily on external things, when we need more self-trust above… Continue reading Stop Giving Away Your Power (podcast)

Life & Stuff

How to Enjoy Your Time Alone (and Why)

Yes, I am writing this post as a socially anxious introvert, and so time alone is sort of my forte! Butttttt, I think that everyone can and should enjoy the time that the spend alone. Here's why... It's healthy First of all, it's healthy to spend time alone. Obviously, we're all in different positions in… Continue reading How to Enjoy Your Time Alone (and Why)

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Self-Doubt: The Unreliable Narrator

This post is inspired by a video I watched the other morning which I adored. Please watch it to get more of a creative idea of this concept that I wanted to explore further. Self doubt...what a bitch! It holds us back in life and yet, it's not even real! It's not even based on… Continue reading Self-Doubt: The Unreliable Narrator

Life & Stuff · Think About It · Thinking Out Loud

Start a Friendship with Yourself

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

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Feeling Safe: What Makes a Good Relationship (not just romantic)

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)

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Podcast & Videos

Emotional Exhaustion and Self-Compassion in Trying Times

Right now we are in hard times. 2020 feels like a dystopian novel that just won't end. It is hitting all of us and I wanted to take a moment to push for self-compassion and to warn you of emotional exhaustion and the very real dangers that come with not looking after yourself right now.… Continue reading Emotional Exhaustion and Self-Compassion in Trying Times

Life & Stuff · Mental Health · Podcast & Videos

You Are Not Selfish: Selfishness V. Self-Care (podcast)

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)