what others think of you is none of your business

What Others Think of You is None of Your Business (Not My Problem)

“What others think of you is none of your business” is a phrase we have all heard. We are also told “don’t take anything personally.” Those two phrases are great in theory but very difficult to apply. For years, I believed that everything somebody did was aimed at me and meant something about me. That left me feeling angry and …

What is higher self

What is Higher Self (4 New Questions to Ask Your Higher Self)

You may have heard the term “align with your higher self,” but what is higher self? It’s not some woo-woo, unachievable “thing.” It’s also not something that is really complicated. So, what is higher self? In simple terms, it is you stepping out of your ego to connect to yourself and what is truly best for you. As with most …

Children are Resilient

Children are Resilient is a Lie (Inner Child Therapy)

Children are resilient. How many times have you heard that phrase? Probably way too many to even consider counting. You’ve probably also heard “children live what they learn” or some form of that phrase. For me, those two phrases contradict one another. Recently, I started thinking about that phrase “children are resilient” and whether or not I believed it. I …

Connecting with Yourself

Connecting with Yourself (4 Easy Steps)

Connecting with yourself can be an incredibly difficult task. It’s not something that the majority of us were ever taught. On top of that, you were probably taught to do the exact opposite, which was not to focus on yourself or your feelings. If you struggle with connecting with yourself, that’s because you don’t know how to get in touch …

high-functioning anxiety symptoms

High-Functioning Anxiety Symptoms (Learning to Feel Safe)

High-functioning anxiety symptoms are something that everybody has experienced at some point in his or her life. So, don’t beat yourself up for having anxiety at times throughout your life. It is normal. The difficulty with high-functioning anxiety symptoms arises when those symptoms match the criteria for an F41 diagnosis, which is Generalized Anxiety Disorder. When the symptoms become more …

Protecting Your Energy

5 Steps for Protecting Your Energy(Energy Reading)

Protecting your energy is something most of us were never taught, but something we should all learn. Before I tell you about ways to protect your energy, we need to look at what energy is and how it affects you. Energy is everything and everything is energy. Our bodies are energy. Every feeling we have is energy. We are feeling …

What to say when you don't know what to say

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

Everybody has struggled with not knowing what to say when you don’t know what to say. We have all had a friend hurting at some point. Also, we have said the wrong things to a friend hurting whether we were aware of it or not. Yes, a friend will probably understand that you didn’t intend to dismiss his or her …

Healing the Mother Wound

Healing the Mother Wound

Healing the Mother Wound is one of the hardest things you will ever try to heal. The reason for that is that the importance of a mother in our lives is so great. Whether you want to admit it or not, we need a mother to be there for us. When that doesn’t happen in a healthy way and in …

Emotional Needs

Struggling to Get Your Needs Met

Why is it so hard for us to ask for what we need? Now, go even further than that and think about whether or not you even know what you need. Our needs are just another one of the many things society has gotten incredibly wrong. Society has taught us that we aren’t supposed to have needs for the most …

Coping Skill List

Bye Bye Coping Skills (How to Heal Yourself Emotionally)

Do you have an arsenal on standby with a giant coping skill list? Does it feel like you need 99 coping skills just to function in life? What if that’s not actually helping you? Your list of coping skills is probably pointless. Don’t freak out and stop reading, though. I’ll explain why I say that. Yes, positive coping strategies are …