To love yourself unconditionally means to treasure yourself merely because you exist.
social intelligence, feelings, boundaries, emotions, humor
Introduction Do you find yourself struggling to accept acknowledgment, appreciation, or a compliments Are you often at a loss for words when someone praises your efforts? I used to be one of those people who would say, “It was nothing.” Why? Because in my head I heard my father yelling, “Who do you think you […]
Two minutes after I met the psychologist and intuitive, Gwendolyn Jansma, I changed my name. She said, “Such a short name for such a magnificent woman.”
In a recent social media exchange, the question of acceptance of the status quo and when to uphold one’s beliefs was sparked. I posted, “When faced with an unchangeable situation, take a moment to reconsider your perspective.” I firmly believe that adapting to change is a valuable skill. However, one person’s response challenged my viewpoint: […]
The self-help leader and author of Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill wrote, “Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.” Does this ring a bell for you? If so, have you wondered how to stop procrastinating? Do you repeatedly find […]
Childhood, adolescent, and sometimes adult experiences can create core negative beliefs. In childhood, these beliefs can be planted by the absence of parental or caregiver attention and security.
Sharla, a Your Uplift reader, wrote to be about stigma: “In my work I find one of the most challenging aspects many patients face in their recoveries is the stigma they face in regards to personality disorders and addiction. There are such awful preconceived ideas about these populations that add a lot of barriers for change […]
Have you ever watched helplessly while someone struggled with fear, anxiety, overwhelm, loss or discouragement? You are not alone in wanting to provide effective emotional support!
Children learn to bully! We contribute to others being bullied when we model disrespect, judgement, unmanaged anger, name calling and acts of aggression.
Your job is to stop demeaning yourself in the middle of a comparison. As the old adage goes you can’t compare apples to oranges.
When I ask my women audiences, “Please, put your hand up if your family or friends say to you, ‘Stop worrying!’” approximately a third of them raise their hands.
Learn to become familiar with your feeling state. Imagine watching yourself as if you were between 18 and 24 months old. Just notice. There is no need to express. Just be and study what this feeling is telling you.