When you say NO, are you heard? Are you able to respect others' needs when they say NO? If you believe you can't say no, you'll find other strategies that convey a no without stating it, like withdrawing, avoiding, lying, harboring resentment, or complaining to others. When you communicate clearly and directly, it invites others… Continue reading Why Saying No Is Better for Relationships
Unless you're willing to give up being a victim, healing doesn't happen. You'll stay stuck. This isn't to deny or minimize what happened or to excuse another's transgression. People inflict harm on others, knowingly and unknowingly. At some level, everyone is hurting. And no one deserves to be broken. It pains me to see strong… Continue reading This Is Why You Need To Give Up Being A Victim
There's an unseen and unfelt emotional world that exists within you and around you. When heartbreaking words were spoken to you that were too painful to bear, you used your energy to suppress the pain. Shutting away the pain, you locked away some of your energy, and part of you is still stuck at the… Continue reading Is Your Anxiety or Depression Caused by Past Pain?
Remember when you were young and had to follow your parent's orders? You wanted to stay home, but your parents insisted you go with them. You had to kiss an extended family member who you didn't know or eat yucky veggies that made you cringe. You had to go to school when you wanted to… Continue reading What Your Anger is Telling You