Figuring Out Friendships – Part 3 – “Why should we be friends?”

Why should you become friends with someone – and what are reasons you shouldn’t? I’m more the merrier type. If someone is kind, open and interesting I am more than willing to let them into my life. If they want to be a part of my life that is. As mentioned in a previous postContinue reading “Figuring Out Friendships – Part 3 – “Why should we be friends?””

Figuring Out Friendships – Series Part 1

Why don’t we talk about Friendships? Managing friendships is something that is rarely talked about. Psychologists often deal with family dynamics, coaches (like me) with self love, there are many books on romantic relationships and how to deal with any differences. Even books on parenting are plentiful. Yet friendships is often a topic that isContinue reading “Figuring Out Friendships – Series Part 1”

Lock down Lifted – Now What?

though many restrictions have been lifted, these uncertainties remain. Not only that, new uncertainties have been added to the pile.I also don’t have a simple “this is how you deal with it” playbook. But here are some things that I have learned, some the hard way, and things people around me have shared

Coming out of Lock Down With Social Anxiety

I expect you like most people during this pandemic have been spending a lot of time in your home practicing social distancing measures and some people even quarantine. Many of us have utilized modern technology to eliminate the feeling of isolation and loneliness. Our family is the only person we have actually seen over theContinue reading “Coming out of Lock Down With Social Anxiety”

The Wounds We Carry Every Day

Emotional Baggage No one has had a pain free life. All of us have had some pain inflicted on us either by other people or through traumas that have happened in our lives. We carry these around with us unaware of their existence, like scars on our back we are not able to see andContinue reading “The Wounds We Carry Every Day”

Forbidden Words: Mental Health

It almost sounds counter intuitive to claim “Mental Health” as forbidden words. It has become rather trendy over the last couple of years to mention mental health. Ever since “burn out” became a large issue for employers a couple of years ago, companies are offering webinars and workshops on managing your mental health. Luckily itContinue reading “Forbidden Words: Mental Health”

Dealing with Lock Down Uncertainty

Uncertainty is one of the less fortunate circumstances we can find ourselves in. Not knowing what will happen next, how the next couple of months or weeks will look like or when this new state of lock down will end causes anxiety, irritation and confusion for most of us. Even for those of us thatContinue reading “Dealing with Lock Down Uncertainty”

Authoring Your Authenticity

A minor revelation about myself occurred to me the other day which struck me a little by surprise. As it seems, I have a rather hard time with people being inauthentic. I tend to consider them toxic or just not interesting. Most of my close friends, or even simply people I enjoy running into andContinue reading “Authoring Your Authenticity”