Archive for the ‘Emotions’ Category

Own Your Story or Run From It?

    Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what type of role you want to play within your own life? Perhaps this may look like you wondering if you would prefer to be the writer of your own story, perhaps the co-writer, or maybe neither. Maybe the role you want to play within your […]

Vulnerability Is Strength

  What feelings and/or thoughts come up for you when you imagine being vulnerable? How do you define vulnerability? As I am writing this, I am recalling a moment which I am quite certain I will never forget. Someone, whom I value and look up to very much, looked at me (with a straight face) […]

Transformation: The Process of Integration & Regression

I will start this post with one my favourite poems by Portia Nelson which really speaks to the journey and transformation that one goes through in the course of inner healing.   Autobiography in Five Short Chapters 1) I walk, down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I […]

I Forgive You

  Society tells us that we need to be able to forgive so that we can let something go and move on.  It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Perhaps right now you are thinking about someone who has hurt you.  Someone who has abandoned you. Someone who has betrayed you in a way that has […]

Fear of Happiness: Is it Real?

Perhaps you are already having mixed feelings after merely reading the title of this post.  I mean, does the fear of happiness really exist? I can confidently respond with a ‘yes’. As a Psychotherapist, I work with my clients to  peel away at the layers until we arrive upon the core issue(s), or operating beliefs/principles […]

Fear of Love

This post is a follow-up to my last entry on fear.  It was stated that our top two emotions are fear and love and that we often end up fearing love. Fear of love.  Let’s explore this. Do we really fear love itself or do we fear that we will not be loved back?  I […]

Fear: What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

Thinking a lot about fear, or rather, feeling a lot about fear. Many people have been conditioned to believe that fear is very much the enemy. Perhaps you have been taught that being afraid means that you are weak. Its like the old saying “have no fear” because feeling fear would put you in a […]

Emotional Avoidance: Denying The Truth, Denying Yourself

  Denying the truth is like looking out a window and seeing the rain falling and saying “it can’t be raining”.  Clearly it is indeed raining, so why say it isn’t?  Its more about not wanting to believe it’s true and feel what this may bring up for you. According to recent psychological research (by […]