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Why Set Boundaries (You Teach People How to Treat You)

Why set boundaries? Hopefully, you already know the answer to that. In case you don’t, the answer is to teach people how to treat you. Think about how much time you have spent being angry because people push boundaries you feel they should’ve known. How much time do you spend being angry when it seems others aren’t respecting you? It …

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Emotionally Needy? (Emotional Needs of Children Aren’t Met)

Do you feel like you’re emotionally needy? Do you read quotes about selfish people and relate to them? Do you wish you were the opposite of demanding or needy? If you’re answering “yes” to these questions, this post is for you. I’m going to explain why you are emotionally needy. Here’s a hint…. Just like in most of my posts, the …

Emotional Validation

5 Examples of Validating Statements

What is emotional validation? Did you receive it in your childhood? Do you practice self-validation now? Emotional validation is the act of someone positively acknowledging/validating your feelings. It means that you are not shamed for your feelings and that those feelings are not dismissed. Were your feelings dismissed in your childhood? If so, then not only did you not get …

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Lack in Communication (Communication Exercises for Couples)

Is there a lack in communication between you and your partner? Are you both bad at communication? Do you both have a history of toxic communication in relationships? It is incredibly common to have a lack of communication in relationships. Everybody has struggled with that at some point in their lives. There is only one reason for a lack in …

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Teaching Feeling the Emotions (Emotional Regulation for Kids)

Do you want to teach feeling emotions in a healthy way to your child? Do you struggle to feel your feelings that you have? You probably don’t have a clue where to start to learn emotional regulation for kids because you don’t have that for yourself. In order help your child, you have to teach feeling emotions in a healthy …

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5 Signs You Were Lacking Love as a Child

Think about what a child needs emotionally. Were those basic needs of a child met for you emotionally? Does it feel like your childhood was lacking love that you so desperately needed? Everybody knows that a child needs love, but many children are still lacking love. Sadly, many parents fail their children due to their inability to truly love a …

Discovering the Self

Discovering the Self: Starting Your Journey of Self Discovery

Do you feel like you are lost when it comes to finding out who you truly are? Discovering the self is hard work. Does it feel like know matter how far you get in your journey of self discovery, that you still feel you’ve not done enough? You are not alone! Keep reading and you will learn how to begin …

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8 Self-Loving Affirmations: Learn to Love Yourself

In today’s world you often hear you need to learn to love yourself, use self-loving affirmations, and self-care is important, plus many more. Those all sound nice but can be pretty hard to actually do or believe. What is the reason for that? There is a root belief deep down that says, “I don’t deserve love.” Trust me here. If …

Codependent Behavior

5 Steps on How to Overcome Codependent Behavior/Recovering from Codependency

Do you wonder if you have codependent behavior? Are you aware of your codependency, but don’t know how to overcome it? Do you struggle with setting boundaries in relationships? If so, you are probably beating yourself up for continuing that vicious cycle of codependency. Codependency has become a buzz word over the last several years. It’s become trendy for people …

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What is Inner Child Work?

What is an inner child? Do you have an inner child? Does the term “inner child work” seem silly to you? How can it benefit you? What happens if you ignore your inner child? So, let’s look at answering those questions. An inner child is the little boy or girl inside of us that got stuck because his or her …