When Comfort Becomes a Trap: Rethinking How We Soothe Our Emotional Discomfort

Feeling worse when you experience the onset of certain emotions or feeling as if you’re trying to anaesthetize feelings you’re attempting to repress, or feeling at a loss as to what to do when you need comfort and support, means that, like many of us, you haven’t...

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

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 literally just directly...

Breakups Are Often Catalysts For Self-Discovery… If We Pay Attention

When we view a breakup through the lens of our untruths, we see the undesired outcome as proof of our unworthiness. So many of us mistakenly believe breakups and incompatibility are signs of failure. Of course, this affects how we show up for ourselves and within...

Pause and Reflect: Harnessing the Power of Weekly Check-Ins for Emotional Wellbeing

In our busy, hectic world, where we often race from one day to the next, boast about being “super busy” and deal with never-ending to-do lists, it’s easy to lose track of how we feel or even what happened during the week. • Has it been a good week? • What have you...

Looking In, Not Out: Unpacking the True Essence of Self-Esteem

When you examine the ways in which humans attempt to feel more valuable and worthwhile, it becomes apparent that we don’t understand what self-esteem is. We keep looking outside of ourselves (external esteem), which soon overshadows our own needs, desires,...