relationships

Woman In a Wheat Field

What’s your first step towards moving past a hurdle? An internal barrier that appears without warning, pops up repeatedly, and blocks you from being the real you. First, you need to recognize that it’s in the way of where you want to go in life. When it comes to living with social anxiety, it’s very…

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Why do we keep doing something that leads to the same old icky feeling? Are we all masochists?! Maybe a little. Self-defeating behaviors start small- but can quickly develop into dominant patterns due to a lack of awareness and simply out of habit. Habits can be oh so strong and stubborn! Once the mind gets…

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Struggles, when faced directly, can be our best teachers. But, when we’re in the midst of challenges involving painful emotions, it’s tough to see the bigger picture. It’s tempting to want to avoid altogether- to escape the pain. Although, opening ourselves up to darker difficult moments is what fosters growth. Like plants in their natural…

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If you’ve ever shared something really personal, you may have experienced a “vulnerability hangover”–the body aching raw feeling that results from too much intimacy.

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