Image credit: Kathleen DemeyText copyright: Jorinde Berben There are several ways to connect to your subconscious mind. You could use certain drugs, or hypnosis, or certain types of therapy. When alone, however, I prefer to use the method of the ‘writing meditation’ which Joey Brown teaches as her life’s mission. Last Summer, I was fortunateContinue reading “Write your subconscious into your life”
Monthly Archives: May 2020
“Stop being the nice girl, be real!”
With these words a friend I felt quite close to stepped out of my life. There were painful things that had happened on both sides leading up to this moment, but until then I had felt there was somehow a way back. After the e-mail that ended with the words above, it was clear thatContinue reading ““Stop being the nice girl, be real!””
How do you ask for help?
Seriously, I’m asking you, because I’ve struggled with this my entire life. This struggle has led me to a place where I believe many of my friends don’t think I want help, let alone need help. I act as if I can do it all on my own, as if I’m super strong and handlingContinue reading “How do you ask for help?”
But how do you FEEL?
Chances are you know someone in your life that LOVES this question. That will ask about your feelings at any given moment and expects an in-depth explanation of the complex range of emotions you are going through at that time. If you don’t know a person like that, you might BE that person. There areContinue reading “But how do you FEEL?”
When Someone’s Angry With Me…
Written by: Jorinde BerbenImage credit: pikrepo.com … it completely hijacks my brain. I feel like I have very little control over the automatic programs that start running through my body. First of all, yes, I realise this is the second post I’ve written about anger in a week’s time. It should give you a clueContinue reading “When Someone’s Angry With Me…”
How to deal with angry kids: quick fixes
Written by: Jorinde BerbenImage credit: pexels.com First of all, how you deal with anger in others gives you a lot of information about dealing with your own anger, but that’s for another time… At this moment in time, I’m stuck in my house with my two (mostly lovely, sometimes insane) children because we’re in theContinue reading “How to deal with angry kids: quick fixes”
A Perfect Parent In 4 Simple Steps.
Disclaimer 1: This title is obviously clickbait, in real life I’ve never met a perfect anything.Disclaimer 2: This post deals with the role of ‘parent‘ since it’s a big one in my life, and also since tomorrow is Mother’s Day, but you can replace it with any role you take up in life (partner, sibling,Continue reading “A Perfect Parent In 4 Simple Steps.”
Alright, it’s the morning after and the first thing I’m doing is writing this post (okay, full dislosure: after having a cup of coffee and checking whatsapp, messenger and instagram…) Yesterday I did a dopamine detox day as advertised in this video (that also featured in my previous post “Your drug of choice.” Since thisContinue reading “Dopamine-Detox-Day”
No self-help book these days is complete without a mention of self-care. If you want to care for others, you have to care for yourself too. You can’t pour from an empty cup, you can’t give if there’s nothing to give, yadayadayada. You get the picture, self-care is hot! And rightfully so, to be honest.Continue reading “Real Self-Care”