Family Stressing You Out? Check In With Yourself

Recognising that we’re filled with dread at the prospect of being around our family can simultaneously flood us with shame. It’s why, despite our anxiety, we go ahead and agree to the arrangement, or book the plane ticket, or make our way over there for...
Podcast Ep. 138: Why Are Some People So Averse To Respecting Other People’s Boundaries?

Podcast Ep. 138: Why Are Some People So Averse To Respecting Other People’s Boundaries?

In an ‘ideal world’, everybody would behave themselves, as well as have no baggage, no issues, no anything that gets in the way of having boundaries. But that’s not how life works. What we tend to do in response to someone’s aversion to having...
This isn’t love: You’re in pattern, they’re in pattern

This isn’t love: You’re in pattern, they’re in pattern

It’s so hard when I witness someone who keeps throwing themselves in the front line of pain by repeatedly returning to a toxic relationship or not leaving it. It’s not just because I’ve done it myself and it felt like a gradual exorcism of the past...

Faux Obligations With Family & How To Say No To Those Holiday Invites

We’re officially into the 12 Weeks of Self-Esteem of Self-Esteem Torment which runs from mid-November until just after Valentine’s Day when the fog wears off. The stress that people experience at this time of year about family coupled with the great number...