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 …

lacking love

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 …

Prioritize Yourself

Prioritize Yourself: 2 Reasons You Don’t

If you don’t prioritize yourself, you are saying, “I don’t matter.” Neglecting self-care means you have no self-worth. That is never true for anybody. Have people said, “Please take care of yourself?” Do you roll your eyes at that? Don’t roll your eyes at that! Your mental health matters, which means you matter. In order to begin believing that, you …

self-loving affirmations

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 …

child needs

7 Steps to find Inner Child Needs/Ways to Love Yours

Do you know what your inner child needs? Are you choosing love or shame for your inner child? Do you know how to recover from emotional trauma in your childhood? Are you curious about the symptoms of childhood trauma in adults? Has it been a lifelong struggle for you to find ways to love yourself? If so, this post is for …

inner child work

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 …

Generational Curses

Family Generational Curses Cause Dysfunctional Relationships Full of Guilt and Shame

Generational curses of dysfunctional relationships stem from codependent behaviors we learn from our families, often as very young children. All families have dysfunctional relationships to some degree. Unfortunately, the majority of families I’ve seen have taught one another very unhealthy behaviors that cause lifelong struggles for us. The main tactics that keep these dysfunctional relationships going in a family is …

Not Good Enough

8 Steps to Getting Rid of Not Good Enough Stuff

Most people have asked themselves, “Why am I not good enough?” many times throughout their lives. We all have Not Good Enough Stuff, but very few of us know how to get rid of it because it requires a deep healing of the soul. Holding onto our Not Good Enough Stuff prevents us from living a peaceful and happy life. …

Over-Worked Rescuer

Are you often feeling over-worked because you take care of everybody, but not yourself? Does setting boundaries in relationships by saying “no” to others make your heart start beating fast? Do you wonder if you’re an enabler to many different people, but you’re not sure if you are? Do you need to ask, “What is an enabler?” Probably not because …

Attention-Seeking

4 Ways We Teach Kids Attention-Seeking Behaviors with Social Media

4 Big Attention-Seeking Behaviors On Social Media Adults Teach Children It’s common knowledge that kids today are addicted to screens and social media. As adults, it’s easy to see the attention-seeking behaviors of kids and teens on social media. They are determining their self-worth based on how many likes or followers they get on social media. An explanation of the …