Emotions are the Fullness of Life
As humans, we’re wired to feel. Not just the good feelings, but the messy, big, yucky, and complex ones. Feelings drive our lives–our relationships, our decisions, the richness of them–and give us cues on what is good for us and what to steer clear of.Read Full Post
Self-Soothing Nervous System Regulation
We’ve all done it—tried to escape when emotions run high. Wouldn’t life just be easier and more peaceful if we could somehow figure out how to not have feelings? Seriously—they can get so…uncomfortable!Read Full Post
Working with Emotions
Believe it or not, so many of my clients, my loved ones, and even I struggle with this process. We’ve lived most of our adult life managing–and often stuffing–our feelings, not actually being in the “feels.”
As humans, we’ve learned early on that it was safer to bury powerful and difficult emotions because they got the message that big feelings are weak–“big boys don’t cry,” vulnerable–“don’t feel sad, it makes me sad,” or inappropriate–“children are meant to be seen and not heard,” and were never allowed to express themselves openly.Read Full Post
Learn to Prioritize Yourself
You know this moment.
We all do.
You know your plate is completely full, you’re tired beyond means, and you understand mentally that you can’t continue living the way you are.
You’re on the spot to set a boundary and say no. You think you’re ready to offer up your “no.” Every part of your being is burning to speak up…and you physically can’t do it.Read Full Post
Let Go of People Pleasing
Does any of the following sound familiar to you?
You drop everything when your partner wants to vent after a frustrating day at work and all you really want to do is put your feet up and watch your favorite show.
You say “yes” to birthday celebrations way out of your budget to make sure your friends know you care.
You find yourself wondering why you agreed to an additional responsibility at work when you are already stressed and overworked.
You give up your workout because you need to clear out your email inbox and don’t have time to workout.