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

Over the last two decades, I’ve learned to pay attention to signs from my body and my life that I need attention and/or that I need to ask for or seek additional help and support from safe sources. This attitude is a dramatic shift for me because for the 28 years...

Podcast Ep. 267: About Riding the Rollercoaster of Worst-Case-Scenario Anxiety

In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I talk about how potentially scary news about a relative’s health ended up teaching me some powerful lessons about managing anxiety and worry. Are you a best/better-case scenario or worst-case...

Podcast Ep. 253: Was your intuition ‘wrong’ though?

There are times when we believe that we trusted our intuition and that it was wrong. From how we confuse it with fear, to how our interpretation and fear responses can lead us astray, to our unrealistic expectations of our intuition that cause us to expect it to...

Podcast Ep. 247: The One Where Nat Went To Therapy

It’s time for me to go on my end-of-year break, so this is the last episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions for 2021. It’s a reflective episode where I share how I surprised myself by going to therapy this year and how it, along with joys and...

We experience anxiety for ‘no reason’ when we rationalise, minimise and ignore ourselves

When Ami* got in touch with me, she’d been experiencing anxiety in her year-long relationship pretty much the entire time. At first, she put it down to new relationship jitters and not being used to dating “such a nice guy”. After a while, she blamed...