Most of us have stuff in our house we don’t really use. We all think we will sell it or donate it one day, and yet that day never seems to roll around. Why do we put this off? Why is it so hard to get rid of your old stuff?
Sometimes we meet a potential partner who ticks all the boxes, and yet we feel there’s that ‘something’ missing. You know, the ‘something’ of which we all know exactly what it is. But do we really?
When you’re confronted with a difficult moment, it calls on you to show who you really want to be. You show this, through your response. Not the one your emotions force you to make, but the deliberate one you decide on for yourself.
‘Oh no, that doesn’t hurt’ the dentist’s assistant told my son. But he wasn’t having any of it! I’d give her an A for intention, and an F for technique. Here’s what to do instead.
When I shut down in fear, and completely freeze up, what am I really thinking? What’s my self-talk like? And how did I discover it?
My last therapy session involved the technique of EMDR. Diving deep into difficult emotions has left me physically exhausted, but mentally more at ease than I had been before.
Sadness seems hard, but it might just be the easy way out when it comes to dealing with what’s underneath.
What does it ‘feel’ like to have fear of commitment? What does a dismissive avoidant attachment style looks like? And what are the steps to healing this?
Do you know that feeling of true happiness and how it eludes us in the most amazing moments? I try to find out why that is.
Written by: Jorinde BerbenImage credit: André Berben (happy Father’s Day!) Today is my 35th birthday. Somehow it doesn’t feel like ‘just a number’. In many statistics, I enter a new bracket, and in many ways it feels like I’m entering a new phase of my life as well. My youngest turned 6 this year, soContinue reading “35 lessons I learned in 35 years on this Earth”