What is Enmeshment Trauma (& How to Spot the Warning Signs)?

What is Enmeshment Trauma (& How to Spot the Warning Signs)?

Do you have difficulty making decisions independently or struggle to identify your preferences, beliefs, and values? Do you have difficulty to separate them from what you’ve learned in your family of origin? Do you seek approval and guidance from family members, even when making minor choices? Do you feel overly responsible for the emotions and…

25 Self-Compassion Affirmations to Show Yourself Some Kindness

25 Self-Compassion Affirmations to Show Yourself Some Kindness

Many people who come for life coaching or counseling say they believe they don’t have what it takes to accomplish their goals, find love, and be successful. They are often obsessed with regrets from the past, chances that they turned down, or unintentional harm they caused other people. Or they are dealing with unresolved past…

Why Letting Go of Toxic People Is So Hard (& Necessary)
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Why Letting Go of Toxic People Is So Hard (& Necessary)

Having a relationship with a toxic person is almost always going to be dysfunctional and destructive. So, sometimes, letting go of toxic people is the most logical decision. Toxic people bring negativity and harm into other people’s lives, usually through manipulation, control, and emotional abuse. However, you will inevitably come across emotional vampires, narcissists, and…

Embracing Your Journey: The Path to Authenticity and Self-Compassion

Embracing Your Journey: The Path to Authenticity and Self-Compassion

In a world that often demands conformity, finding your unique voice and path can be a challenging yet rewarding journey. Kamini Wood’s conversation with Jackie Ferguson on the “Diversity: Beyond the Checkbox” podcast shed light on this path, emphasizing the importance of self-understanding, self-compassion, and the courage to embrace your uniqueness.  The Pillars of Self-Transformation…

Regret and Shame: What’s the Difference & How Do They Affect Us?

Regret and Shame: What’s the Difference & How Do They Affect Us?

Everyone has experienced regret and shame at some point in their lives. Even though we frequently associate these two feelings, regret and shame are not the same. So, what is the difference between regret and shame, and how do these emotions impact us? Why Exploring the Complex Emotions of Regret and Shame is Important? Exploring…

What is Innerstanding & How Does It Transform Your Perspective?
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What is Innerstanding & How Does It Transform Your Perspective?

To gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the world, it is not good enough to understand or seek knowledge. While understanding is essential, applying the deepest information about yourself or your experiences is necessary to gain firsthand experience (innerstanding) to continue evolving and navigating your life. What is innerstanding? Innerstanding is about a deep,…

8 Shame-Attacking Exercises You Can Use to Help Overcome Social Anxiety
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8 Shame-Attacking Exercises You Can Use to Help Overcome Social Anxiety

Do you constantly worry that people will mock, criticize, or make you look foolish? Do you freeze in social situations and avoid settings where you could be the center of attention? Do you feel self-conscious in front of others and worry about saying or doing anything inappropriate? If you have a social anxiety disorder, you…

How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy (6 Tips)
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How to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy (6 Tips)

How frequently do you dwell on previous mistakes, heartaches, missed chances, and poor choices? Are you your own biggest critic, feeling as though you’re not where you want to be in life? Do you feel like a failure despite your best efforts? Do you overanalyze everything in your life, causing you to feel unconfident, anxious,…

What Is Reparenting Your Inner Child & Why Is It Helpful?
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What Is Reparenting Your Inner Child & Why Is It Helpful?

Our experiences during our early childhood years lay the groundwork for our future development and well-being. Psychologists agree that the most important factor in a child’s well-being is secure attachment based on warm connections between a child and responsive adults throughout the formative years. The grief, shame, and insecurity may follow you into adulthood if…

What is Emotional Stability? (& How to Become More Emotionally Stable)
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What is Emotional Stability? (& How to Become More Emotionally Stable)

Can you stay calm in challenging situations and keep your negative feelings from getting the best of you? Or do you get upset easily and react emotionally in most situations? Emotions are powerful, and they have a massive impact on our thinking and actions. Learning what is emotional stability and how to become more emotionally…

10 Solo Date Ideas to Help You Indulge in Self-Love

10 Solo Date Ideas to Help You Indulge in Self-Love

We often forget that taking care of ourselves should come first. As a result, most of us put much energy into maintaining our relationships with others, often putting others’ needs ahead of our own. We might have trouble setting limits and saying “no,” going out of our way to make others happy, or taking responsibility…

How to Heal Yourself Emotionally and Mentally (7 Tips)
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How to Heal Yourself Emotionally and Mentally (7 Tips)

Every person is struggling on their own. Whether it’s from past hurts, losses, traumatic experiences, toxic relationships, self-limiting beliefs, marital problems, or work-related stress, suffering is a common human experience. If you feel unworthy, ashamed, hurt, or let down for any reason, it means you have unresolved emotional baggage that is keeping you from living…

How to Heal Your Inner Child (5 Practical Tips to Embrace Growth)
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How to Heal Your Inner Child (5 Practical Tips to Embrace Growth)

Many of us struggle with emotional issues that keep us from feeling good about ourselves, being productive, enjoying our lives, or having healthy relationships. However, as a successful, well-adjusted adult, you may wonder where this emotional pain comes from. You’ve probably heard “inner child work” or “healing your inner child.” But exactly what is an…

7 Tips for Letting Go of the Past and Releasing Your Trauma
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7 Tips for Letting Go of the Past and Releasing Your Trauma

The only way to go on with your life and find happiness is to let go of the things you’ve done wrong and the people who have hurt you. Letting go of the past and releasing your trauma means freeing yourself from the emotional burden that keeps you stuck in life, preventing you from experiencing…

Why Do I Self-Sabotage and How Do I Stop Doing It? (5 Tips)
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Why Do I Self-Sabotage and How Do I Stop Doing It? (5 Tips)

Do you feel stuck in life, unable to achieve your goals, make positive changes, be content with yourself, or enjoy your relationships? If this is you, you may be self-sabotaging even if you don’t realize it on a conscious level. What is Self-Sabotage Self-sabotage involves self-destructive behaviors and patterns. A negative mindset about yourself can…

How to Develop Self-Control (8 Effective Methods You Can Try)
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How to Develop Self-Control (8 Effective Methods You Can Try)

How often do you struggle to find a middle ground between giving in to your desires and keeping your emotions, urges, and actions under control? Is it hard to say “no” when you know you should? Can you resist the temptation to take another piece of cake when trying to lose weight? What about when…

Why Building One Healthy Habit at a Time Helps You Stick with Them
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Why Building One Healthy Habit at a Time Helps You Stick with Them

Most of us understand that lasting happiness comes from the inside. Healthy habits help you feel content with your life, stay healthy, and have an optimistic outlook. Unfortunately, many people begin new healthy habits only when they have hit rock bottom. Perfectionists, high-achievers, ambitious students, working mothers – stressed-out people from many walks of life…

How to Practice Mindful Self-Compassion Every Day (& Why You Should)
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How to Practice Mindful Self-Compassion Every Day (& Why You Should)

Research has confirmed that practicing mindfulness can help us increase our focus and mental clarity and become more attuned to our physical selves. Regular mindfulness practice can also teach us to become more adept at detaching ourselves from our thoughts and emotions and observing them without judgment. It can boost our mood and alleviate the…