5 Questions for Your Anxiety

Trying to get rid of all your worries is like a game of whack-a-mole. Even when you bash one down, more will pop up. Therefore, to live well with anxiety, you need a strategy other than convincing yourself that bad things won’t happen. To help you find that, here are five questions to think aboutContinue reading “5 Questions for Your Anxiety”

Coming Home to Yourself

All of us go through times of transition, challenges, and difficulties. We may have faced or will face times of loss, confusion, or heartbreak, when we realise we cannot control the way our life is unfolding, whether in our personal lives or in the world around us. With mindfulness, we can learn to move throughContinue reading “Coming Home to Yourself”

How to Love Yourself in a Few Easy Steps

Getting to know yourself, and loving yourself, can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, experiences. After all, you’re stuck with yourself for a lifetime, might as well enjoy the ride.

First Aid for Self-Injuries

There are many forms of self-harm (also known as non-suicidal self-harm). These can come in the form of cutting, hitting, pulling of hair, and so on. In another blog I will go into harm reduction when it comes to self-harm, but now I want to explore how to take care of your injuries, specifically afterContinue reading “First Aid for Self-Injuries”

Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is not the same as arrogance, or having a lack of modesty. Self-esteem means tht you are realistic about your abilities, neither overestimating nor underestimating them. Self-esteem generally starts developing in children, around the age of 3. Through the approval and praise from the adults around us, we start to view ourselves in aContinue reading “Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem”

What does anxiety feel like, to you?

What does Anxiety feel like for you? Do your palms sweat, does your heart beat faster? Is this a strange feeling, or are you so used to your own fast heartbeat that when it slows down you feel confused?  Anxiety is a common feeling, and it can be useful, as anxiety reminds us to beContinue reading “What does anxiety feel like, to you?”

I was in a training a few years ago, and the trainer used the metaphor of an Octopus to symbolise our attachments and relationships to things. In essence, if I have 8 tentacles, and all 8 of those tentacles are in the same object or person, then while the pleasure I get is 8 timesContinue reading