owning your power

Self Love and Reparenting

Many people do not feel completely loved and this can stem from relationship patterns learned in childhood.  People may endlessly seek love but not know how to RECEIVE it due to feelings of unworthiness, or a lack of understanding of how to engage in loving relationships. Reparenting is a type of psychotherapy which addresses this by having the therapist assume the role of a surrogate parent.  Theoretically, this helps the client to receive the feelings… Read More »Self Love and Reparenting

Spirituality and Depression

You can be spiritual without fully developing your emotional wellness, and this offers an interesting dilemma. While spirituality often increases capacities for wisdom and insight, which can make one more peaceful and joyful, this is not always utilized to the fullest extent. This means that while you may meditate to clear your mind, you may come back to your day and then resume thinking negative thoughts that bring you down. The dangers of being spiritual without emotional… Read More »Spirituality and Depression

Illness and Your Attitude- how they affect each other

Illness and how you feel about your illness are two subjects. But interestingly how you perceive your condition can heal it. Your mind and body are so connected that the way you think about your physical state actually has a large affect on it! If you feel guilt about letting yourself fall ill, fear about your physical weakness, or anxiety about time lost due to sickness for example, you are likely contributing to weakening your… Read More »Illness and Your Attitude- how they affect each other

12 Ways To Maintain Balance in Relationships

You consider yourself a level-headed spiritual person. But when certain relationships come along, they can knock you off of your center. Well here are 12 easy ways to maintain harmony in your relationships. These tips can be applied to any type of relationship, whether romantic, familial, friendship, professional, etc. 1- Enjoy self responsibility. Remember that what other people do is less important than the fact that you create your own reality and experiences. 2- Since… Read More »12 Ways To Maintain Balance in Relationships

8 Ways to Show Yourself Appreciation

Self-worth, self-love, and self-appreciation are so important for our lives.  To be able to accomplish anything, we have to believe that we are capable and and deserving.  Unfortunately, society has set up a hamster mill of achievements such that, if one falls short of them, one is expected to feel less than worthy or good. I am sure that you can think of a number of areas where you feel that you fall short, but… Read More »8 Ways to Show Yourself Appreciation