Trauma is usually thought of as something large such as living through a war, pandemic, rape, or life-threatening event like a car crash. Trauma can happen in our everyday life.
Origins of Loneliness
What comes to mind when we think of the word alone? Loneliness, boredom, sadness, fear, or misery? Some others might even say; peace, solitude, privacy, or tranquillity.
Why Most Self-Help Books Don’t Work
The subconscious contains all the information our minds collect, thoughts and emotions we haven’t fully processed. It stores all our limiting beliefs, unhealed trauma, emotional sensitivities, unprocessed pain, unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Alone: Turning Loneliness into Solitude
No one is going to save us from our loneliness, nor can they, not in any permanence. When we long for others to complete us that is a prescription for unhealthy relationships and codependency.
Having a Healthy Ego
The concept of the ego can be traced back to Sigmund Freud in the Psychoanalytic Theory of Personality (1923). Freud described the personality as comprised of three elements: the id, the ego, and the super-ego.
Holding Space: What It Means and Why It Is Important
That exposure of our inner world to others opens the door to fostering connection and building a relationship. When we learn how to hold space for ourselves and others, we strengthen the foundation and build trust.
How to Remain Happy Around Negativity
We have all been around people we perceive as negative, and we feel that their presence is not nourishing for us. We can feel trapped among those we think are mean-spirited, complain almost constantly, gossip, or have a generally pessimistic perspective.
Benefits of Solitude
The relationship we have with ourselves is the most important relationship we’ll ever have. The internal love and stability we have cultivated within sets up the relationship we’ll have with others.