This past summer I attended an IFS conference featuring Richard Schwartz in Cape Cod. The setting was gorgeous (seals, guys), the weather was beautiful, and the information was riveting. In one of the sessions, Schwartz was discussing how traditional therapeutic methods allow for daily functioning, but do not address the deep healing that needs to … Continue reading Don’t just survive; thrive.
Trigger warning: this blog post describes disordered eating patterns and behaviors. Last week, I wrote about how control isn't always the bad guy, and how sometimes allowing for a little control here or there can help us in our self-work towards larger goals. This week, we're looking at signs that our internal "controller" has taken … Continue reading 3 Signs that we may need support to work with issues with control.
A thought to take us into 2019 (and beyond): What if we resolve (as we tend to do at this time of year) to move into the next year doing the best that we can, for ourselves and for others and for the planet, and call it a day? We don't need to wrestle … Continue reading In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.
Growing up an empath comes with it's own set of very specific Things that Happen to You that don't seem to happen to other people. A non-exhaustive list includes: Crying at the sight of other people crying, even when you don't know what they are upset about. Feeling the tension of someone across the room … Continue reading 8 self-care practices for Very Sensitive people.
Care-taking often flies under the radar because it's a thing that Good people do. It's also a brilliant helper in that it allows us to keep a healthy distance from our own emotional experiences by remaining focused on the wants and needs of others. As long as someone needs something from us, we can keep … Continue reading Taking care of your Self first.