In My Own Words

Love and Boundaries in Relationships

Love and boundaries often seem like opposing forces in the intricate dance of relationships. Yet, upon closer inspection, they are complementary and essential for healthy, lasting connections. The journey of understanding and implementing boundaries within the context...

Understanding Toxic Relationships: The Why and The Way Out

Navigating the complexities of relationships can be challenging, especially when they turn toxic. Toxic relationships are not only detrimental to our mental and emotional health but can also have lasting effects on our physical well-being and overall life...

How Our Personal Limits Shape Our Expectations of Others

In life, we often set invisible guidelines based on our personal values, beliefs, and experiences. These guidelines, consciously or subconsciously, become the yardstick by which we measure others' behaviors and actions. It's a human tendency to expect others to live...

Pseudo Coping and Effective Coping: Navigating Emotional Challenges

In our journey through life, we all face challenges that test our emotional resilience. Coping strategies are crucial in these times, helping us manage our mental and emotional health. However, not all coping strategies are created equal. There's a fine line between...

Reframing Self-Destructive Thoughts

We all have an inner voice, a whispering companion of our consciousness. Yet, this voice does not always speak with kindness or guide us gently. For many, it transforms into a relentless critic, sowing seeds of doubt, self-limiting beliefs, and self-destructive...

Stress Reduction For a Better Life

Stress reduction and caring for your central nervous system (CNS), sympathetic nervous system (SNS), parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), and biological rhythms are vital for maintaining overall health and well-being. Stress can quite literally kill you, so when we...

Identifying 5 Types of Abuse

*Trigger Warning: The content in this blog deals with different forms and types of abuse; therefore, the content may be triggering to certain individuals. I offer this as an educational guide to help explain and identify what abuse can look like. If you are...