Happiness & Self-Esteem

Authentic self? Real self? What On Earth Does It Mean To Be Yourself?

[ad_1] In a world proliferated with inspirational quotes and lots of encouragement to be ourselves, lots of us don’t know what this means. It’s why one of my most frequently asked questions is, What the hell does being yourself mean […]

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From Emotional Shutdown to Self-Compassion: My Self-Care Evolution

[ad_1] Tags: anxiety habits, anxious thoughts, discomfort, emotional bandwidth, emotional regulation, expressing feelings, feeling your feelings, listening to your body, listening to yourself, navigating discomfort, personal bandwidth, self-care, self-care habits, self-compassion, self-love, self-soothing, Stress, worry and anxiety Over the last

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‘Am I Self-Aware?’ Do You Trust, Listen To, Care For, and Know Yourself?

[ad_1] Where do I even begin! Eighteen years and three weeks ago, I started writing Baggage Reclaim. I never imagined what it would lead to. All I’d set out to do was help at least *one* person avoid what I’d

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Rethinking How We Soothe Our Emotional Discomfort

[ad_1] Tags: Emotional Health, healing emotional baggage, healing emotional pain, mindfulness, over-responsible, overgiving, overthinking, people pleasing, procrastination, resillience, self-care, self-care habits, self-soothing Feeling worse when you experience the onset of certain emotions or feeling as if you’re trying to anaesthetize

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Your Breakup or Relationship Status Doesn’t Reflect Your Worth or Identity

[ad_1] Tags: auditioning in dating and relationships, blame, failure, getting over a breakup, healing from a breakup, identity, last chance saloon, overcompensating, overgiving, people pleasing, self-blame, self-worth, shame, shame about being single I’ve worked with many clients who feel they’ve

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Unclench Your Trust Fists So You Can Experience More Self-Trust

[ad_1] Trust begets trust. Your level of trust in others reflects the level of confidence you have in trusting yourself. Saying that no one is trustworthy or being suspicious and sceptical is just a going-round-the-houses way of saying that you don’t trust

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Why We Feel Shaken and Like We Did a Bad Thing After Asserting Ourselves

[ad_1] Tags: Anger, assertiveness, fear, fear of disapproval, fear of having boundaries, feeling shaken, Guilt, healthy boundaries, how to be more assertive, inner child, nervous system and subsconscious, saying no, the mental filing system of the subconscious, younger selves It’s

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Uncovering Hidden Anger is Good for Our Self-Worth and Intimate Relationships

[ad_1] Tags: Anger, avoiding feelings, buried feelings, childhood trauma, confusion, emotional baggage, expressing feelings, feeling unworthy, feeling your feelings, grief, healing from trauma, hiding anger and control, low self-worth, perfectionism, recognising your feelings, ungrieved grief, Unsent Letters Here are examples

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Stress Carries Messages that Help Us Take Care of Our Body and Life

[ad_1] Noticing how you’re feeling, thinking and acting is a vital component of increasing self-awareness about what adds to or detracts from your sense of self. Something I’ve learned from years of going to acupuncture is that pain-wise, unless we’ve

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Feel Better About Yourself with a “What I Did Today” List

[ad_1] Tags: efforting, efforting style of people pleasing, emotional bandwidth, feeling overwhelmed and overcommitted, how to stop being a people pleaser, how to stop being a perfectionist, overcommitment, perfectionism, personal bandwidth, productivity, self-care, time management A major source of frustration

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