Growing up in an abusive home taught me to be a victim. It took an enormous amount of spark to leave my abusive home. But I did it with the help of people who weren’t afraid to stand up with and for me.
Monsters live among us. They seem nice when you meet them in public, but behind closed doors, they wield a psychological weapon unparalleled in hobbling their victims’ sense of self.
Self-care has become a buzzword. What does self-care really mean? When you strip away all the marketing of gimmicky products, it is quite simple. It is believing in your right to self-care that is the hard part.
When you prioritize yourself, do you feel guilty? If so, you are not alone. The self-care industry is a $450 billion dollar market. And yet, none of that addresses the foundational issue with self-care – guilt.
Have you ever had a time or multiple times that you felt disconnected from yourself? That is what disassociation feels like for me. It took me a long time to realize and understand those moments.
The first step to stopping negative self-talk is identifying how much it affects your life. For me, the negative chatter was a constant companion. It was affecting my daily life a lot more than I realized.
I am quiet and introspective. I am an introvert. Hear me roar (quietly)! There are so many benefits to being an introvert. It’s time we celebrate our uniqueness. We make the world go around, after all.
Is my family dysfunctional? Well, mine is, definitely. But what does having a dysfunctional family mean? And how can you tell if your family is dysfunctional? How does it affect us into adulthood?