With the holidays fast approaching, it's time for us to get back to basics on our self-care routines so we can show up as the best versions of ourselves we can be. Trust me, the holidays will be much more manageable if you do.
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The holidays are fast approaching and wouldn't it be nice to know you get to take care of you through this season?
What is "outsourcing our power" and happens when we do it?
We lose touch with the knowledge and the wisdom that resides within us.
Our bodies are powerful truth tellers and hold a ton of wisdom, as do we, when we allow ourselves to access the wisdom that resides within us.
The problem is, because most of us have not taken the time to cultivate deep and nourishing relationships with ourselves, we feel we can’t trust ourselves, or that we aren’t safe people to rely on for our own well-being. So, we turn to those outside others –other people, places, and things—for our safety and well-being.
We all want answers, so much so that the psychic industry is a multiBILLION dollar one. What makes them more popular than therapists? What might it be like to work with a therapist who has psychic and intutive gifts too?
When you lose touch with your wholeness, you fall out of harmony with yourself, and you experience a feeling of brokenness, of incompletion, and physical and mental dis-eases as a result.
The process of becoming whole again is all about finding all of your lost (or exiled, shunned, excluded) parts and pieces, and getting to know them. Once you are able to hear their stories, hear what they have to say, they can then be healed and re-integrated into yourself, helping you return back to your wholeness, filling up your holes from the inside out.
Ever feel like you need to create a bunch of rules after you break up with someone so that you don't reach out to them again and get your heart burned all over again? Yeah, you're not alone. Check out what singer-songwriter Dua Lipa has to say about it and her top rules to navigate these heart wrenching situations.
Why is falling in love so difficult? It's because you don't know who you are.
It is when you start to get to know your parts, all your inner little children, and show them the love and attention they want, that they begin to heal, thus helping you come back into wholeness and revealing the true you, the balanced you, the aligned you. The you that is perfect, whole and complete.
In the aftermath of trauma and tragedy, we can go into one of four states of the trauma response. What's happened all too often is people go into freeze and can't feel, can't think, can't act. We as a culture have been frozen for too long. It's time for us to thaw out.
How intimately do we really know ourselves? We spend so much time avoiding things about ourselves that we never truly take the time to get to know ourselves. Read more on how loving yourself is a process of getting to know yourself.
How many times have you heard the words:
“Be sure to practice self-love!”
“Do you have self-love?” or
“How does your self-love look?”
If you’re anything like I used to be, I would wonder, “what the heck does that even mean?” You think you have self love. I mean, you love yourself enough to be here, right…? You love yourself enough to be reading articles about it…
Self love is a topic many people talk about and yet, few people truly understand.
Self love isn’t about going out and getting a mani-pedi or massage (although those are nice, too). Self love is a process and a journey that begins when we decide we are worthy of our own love and attention.
We've changed our name and are so excited to share with you the story of how it came about!
We all have voices in our head. The voices of our stories, the things we tell ourselves which we believe to be true. These stories we carry around with us make up the worlds that we live in.
“You’re too fat.”
“You’re too skinny.”
“You’re not pretty.”
“You have nothing to offer.”
“You’re not worthy of love and affection.”
“You deserve to die miserable and alone.”
As a therapist, coach, and all around bad ass healer, sometimes I forget what it took to get here.
While I was on the phone with a new coach I recently hired for myself and she challenged me on mindset, I informed her that I have actually invested thousands of dollars over the past few years in working on my own personal development, healing, and growth. I knew I had done a lot of personal healing, I just hadn't realized how many tens of thousands of dollars I have spent in doing so. I felt the need to let her know.
The stories we tell ourselves. Lies. All lies. Until we find our stories and heal them. Until we see where they come from and hear them. Until we hear them with love and compassion and kindness. Until we can welcome them with an open heart. And once we do that, more accurate and true stories can emerge. Until then, they are all lies.
The theme of the process of unbecoming in order to become has been on my mind for a few months now, and this blog is finally ready to be written as I too have been moving through clearing a number of the old lies I've told myself, as I too have been moving through the process of unbecoming in order to become.
Gathering in community with other women who have experienced sexual abuse for the collective healing of women who have gone through this trauma.