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
Second to last video for the confidence challenge! It's been a long month but a good one. I'm so glad I did the challenge and this video is very important even if you haven't' watched them all. Trust yourself... Click to play! https://youtu.be/7NBhuGmSiag This week's worksheet: Confidence Challenge Week Five Worksheet Checklist for the challenge:… Continue reading How Trusting Yourself Means Confidence
Caring too much, or giving too much weight to outside validation, is a dangerous game to play. It is a fast-track ticket to putting your self-worth up for debate in front of others. Validation should always come from within, first and foremost. What seeking outside validation looks like When we seek outside validation, we are… Continue reading Seeking Outside Validation
Do you know who you are? Do you take the time to get to know yourself? Here are some ideas about what it means to know who you are and how it can be empowering... Click the play button to listen!
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?
Defence Mechanisms are what do we do to protect ourselves from vulnerability, judgement, pain, fear, and shame, but at the risk of meaningful connections, success, growth, true happiness and freedom. They can become our armour, knowingly or not, that we carry with us out in the world for protection from harm. Let's discuss these further… Continue reading Defence Mechanisms: Our Armour
Here's a video with extra information about my blog posts from today and yesterday on "Self-Work" which is something I coined (I think) meaning doing hard, deep work on the *Self*. On the internal stuff, the blockages, the shortcomings, the emotional reactions and so on. Here's what I've learned so far from doing this myself...… Continue reading Video: What’s Going On Inside Of You?
Do you know what needs some work within you in order to be your best self, live your best life, and grow? Here's some ideas...
I am a completely different person compared to who I was 2, 3, 5 years ago. Not because my hair has changed (though it has many times), or my body (though it has), or my achievements and progression (there's been ups and downs). It's because my inside world has grown and taken a new shape.… Continue reading The Importance of Self-Work