Why do you not choose yourself first? This is the question I often ask my clients who tell me how they are overwhelmed, irritable, can barely get out of bed, and find housework inundating. They are constantly doing things for everyone else. They are people pleasers, and they can’t say no. They have no boundaries.… Continue reading Putting Yourself First is Essential
Self-Love – Where Do You Begin?
Why is it that we can exhibit so much love to other people, but not to ourselves? If this is you, then self-love may feel elusive, but there are some things you can do to start the process. First, is having self-compassion. If you can’t be kind to yourself, how can you love yourself? Stop… Continue reading Self-Love – Where Do You Begin?
Being Sensitive and Empathic is a Gift and a Curse
People who are extremely sensitive or empathic have a difficult time discerning what is their stuff and what is someone else’s. They feel so deeply that it can affect their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I consider it a gift to be able to feel one’s own and other people’s emotions. Many of my clients… Continue reading Being Sensitive and Empathic is a Gift and a Curse
Saying No Will Save Your Life
Are you a yes person? Yes, of course I’ll help you clean out the garage even though my back hurts. Yes, no problem, I won’t go to my son’s birthday party and help you move your apartment. Yes, I’ll go to that concert with you even though I have social anxiety and suffer from claustrophobia.… Continue reading Saying No Will Save Your Life
How to Love Your Body!
In yesterday’s post, I talked about the importance of loving yourself. Once you start to treat yourself with respect and kindness by stating only loving words about yourself and setting healthy boundaries, you can start to have a different relationship with your body. For women who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault, it can… Continue reading How to Love Your Body!
How to Love Yourself!
If you hate yourself, than it’s highly unlikely you’re going to love your body. If you hate your body, than likely you hate yourself. You can’t extricate one part of your being without it affecting all parts of you. When you look in the mirror in the morning and tell yourself how fat you are,… Continue reading How to Love Yourself!