I Am Enough

A piece I wrote last year for Elephant Journal. In a judgemental and conditioned society-we need to always remember we are enough. The only person that keeps you chained to a fence of self-doubt is yourself. Joyously happy or despairingly sad—I am enough Bouncing with energy or listlessly fatigued—I am enough Ramblingly talkative or unusuallyContinue reading “I Am Enough”

Grappling with Grief

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage we must go through but it’s not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor is it a lack of faith…It is the price of love”. The definition of grief is the response to loss. Although conventionally focused on the emotional responseContinue reading “Grappling with Grief”

The Unf*ckening

Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. When we feel we are caught in the cycle of pain, hurt, fear, shame, heartbreak-when we are in the midst of the f*ckening. It’s a terrible place to be stuck and it takes brutal honesty and bloody hard inner work to begin toContinue reading “The Unf*ckening”

The Power of Vulnerability

The dictionary meaning of vulnerability is where you open yourself up to being emotionally or physically wounded. Which is probably why far too many people mask/hide their vulnerability but to be our authentic and raw selves, we must be vulnerable. The importance of being vulnerable allows us to share those things which have hurt usContinue reading “The Power of Vulnerability”

Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions

I was asked to write a piece on rug sweeping and lies. The lies people tell themselves and others. The avoidance of the truth that happens when there is shame, fear and pain. Rug sweeping happens when we don’t want to deal with the reality of a situation. Maybe we fear hurting someone we careContinue reading “Lies, Rug-Sweeping and Denial- The Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms of Negative Emotions”

Give Yourself the Gift of Love

What is it that causes so many of us to feel unloveable? Makes us think we don’t deserve love? Makes us chase love externally? We live in a society, where in many cases we have been conditioned to not love ourself. Many can probably remember their teenage years where jealousies, criticism and passive or aggressiveContinue reading “Give Yourself the Gift of Love”

The 2020 Awakening

2020 will be a year that will go down in history. In generations to come they will learn about the Pandemic of 2020. In schools all around the globe they will talk of COVID in ways, we learnt about the Spanish Flu and the Black Plague. They will learn that a virus can cause theContinue reading “The 2020 Awakening”

The Drama Triangle-Are you caught in it?

The Karpman drama triangle is a social model of human interaction. The triangle maps a type of destructive interaction that can occur among people in conflict. It’s a tool therapists can use to bring awareness to a client. So what exactly is the triangle: The triangle has 3 roles- Rescuer, Persecutor and Victim. Whilst mostContinue reading “The Drama Triangle-Are you caught in it?”