The concepts of Toxic Masculinity and Toxic Feminity are the stereotypical gendered norms, such as “boys will be boys,” “real men don’t cry,” “men don’t discuss their feelings,” “women should be polite and passive,” or “a women’s desirability is based on youth and external appearance.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s essential to understand the differences and similarities of Counselling, Therapy, Coaching, and Mentoring to know which professional to seek, cater to the stage we are in, and what type will best help us most.
Gaslighting is the intention to manipulate someone to corroborate with a perspective, thereby denying their perception of reality, memories or sanity
The concept of compassion is the response to pain or sorrow it includes providing kindness, generosity, patience, understanding, and acceptance. It embodies that we are all interconnected, we all have suffered
We are used to strengthening our speaking skills, but there is another side of that coin. It is often overshadowed but is also an essential part of communicating- it is crafting the art of listening.
Obtaining knowledge can transform lives. We can have great professions with the knowledge we obtain, but if we want to live life with ease, focus on cultivating wisdom.
Anger is a potent emotion and does have the possibility to be very destructive. It needs to be honoured and acknowledged in a manner that promotes growth, productivity and healing, and when it’s time to let go.
I adopted 2 cats in late December 2019. At the time they were 2.5 years old, they are sisters from the same litter. Their names were Ding and Dong. The chances of me calling them that were virtually slim to none. Cat’s don’t respond to their names
We have responded to othering through assimilation. This attempts to erase the differences, such as where governments eliminate a language, convert a group to a specific dogma, outlaw or tax the practice of particular ceremonies.
To ‘other’ another person or group of people is to highlight and acknowledge differences. We can ‘other’ based on a person or group’s identity or ideology, such as skin colour, sexual orientation, religion, political views, etc.
The Inner Child is not physically real, but a figurative and metaphoric child within each of us. We were all once children, and the Inner Child is that part of ourselves that is childlike in both the positive and negative sense.