Hello readers! Sorry about not posting last week, I'm on my Easter break from college and I'm enjoying two weeks off in Shetland. I've also had a lot of big life decisions to think about over the past few weeks which I've not felt ready to talk about yet. I know the direction that my … Continue reading Lil’ Life Update
I only have two steps left on my 12 step journey to self-esteem growth, which is insane! I can't believe this - considering I've done two posts on nearly every step. A part of me is grieving its approaching end. It echoes the wave of emotion I've felt when a set of counselling sessions comes … Continue reading Judgement, Irritability + Closing Off – No, I’m Not Perfect!
"I've started to realise that everyone's afraid. From the people who speed past red lights to people who complain endlessly. Scared of not having enough, scared of not being enough. Scared of loneliness, scared of isolation. Scared of death, of running out of time. Scared of suffering, scared of rejection. And in this way we … Continue reading Thoughts On… A Week of Self Determination
"Not abiding with our energy is a predictable human habit. Acting out and repressing are tactics we use to get away from our emotional pain. For instance, most of us when we're angry scream or act it out. We alternate expressions of rage with feeling ashamed of ourselves and wallowing in guilt. We become so … Continue reading A New Perspective on Ego, Emotions & Distress Tolerance
The beginning of this week is feeling a lot more peaceful than last. The vital things causing panic last week have, for the most part, been resolved and I feel in a place to be exercising gratitude in a genuine way. Most importantly, my financial security is no longer hanging in the balance. Last week, … Continue reading Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Care + Self Protection
The scope of concepts, subject matter and self help techniques already covered on this blog is quite large; so for the next two similar concepts, I'll be exploring them simultaneously. Self care and self protection bring the practicalities of parenting to mind - meeting a child's fundamental needs. In my resource for self-esteem growth, it … Continue reading Self Care + Self Protection – Setting Intentions
Training in self awareness came at the perfect time because this week has been pretty hectic. Work has been busy. Like, out of control busy. Like, you know when you have a few really important things that you need to do immediately but you physically can't because you're too busy? You can see tables covered in … Continue reading Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Awareness
"By arising in faith and watchfulness, by self-possession and self-harmony, the wise man makes an island for his soul which many waters cannot overflow." - Watchfulness, The Dhammapada The Dhammapada is a book containing what is widely believed to be the Buddha's teachings. True contentment, it seems, comes from attaining control of one's mind and … Continue reading Self Awareness – Setting Intentions