34 Heartbreak & Feely Songs for when we Need to Unpack our Pain

We all have those times when the words of a quote or the lyrics of a song, engulf us in deep emotion. Indeed, at times, we search out those songs to feel what needs to be felt. We listen intently to the lyrics as if they were written for us, or by us. Perhaps theyContinue reading “34 Heartbreak & Feely Songs for when we Need to Unpack our Pain”

The Importance of Listening to Your Emotions

I’ve mentioned many times the “body keeps the score”, and the reason I say this is because it’s reality. When we avoid, bury and distract ourselves from our emotions, we are only delaying the inevitable. Pain, sadness, trauma, grief- they all stay within us and attach to every cell, if we don’t address our emotionsContinue reading “The Importance of Listening to Your Emotions”

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”

When Unhealed Wounds and Emotional Bypassing Makes Us Physically Sick-healing from within

In Western society most of us rely heavily on western medicine and have a faith and belief in our doctors, that they will diagnose and support us in healing. Many people happily take the prescription or even expect to be given a pill or some sort of medicine to “fix them”. In defence of theContinue reading “When Unhealed Wounds and Emotional Bypassing Makes Us Physically Sick-healing from within”