Understanding how we express love and communicate our needs in a relationship is one of the most meaningful things we can do. Valuing receptive, nourishing connections that thrive requires a clear awareness of each other's love language.
We are not passive outsiders to nature. The natural world is as much a part of us as we are a part of it. It’s no wonder that spending time amongst its regrowth, resiliency and beauty can encourage us to find lessons and remedies that improve our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
All of us at various points within our lifetime will experience events, challenges, changes and difficulties that negatively impact our mental health. Struggling and needing help from time to time makes us human, and we are not alone.
Every so often life just sucks. Many things can change, be disrupted, hurt and weigh heavy. It's typical to experience highs and lows, happiness and sadness, progress and regression -- we all require a little help from time to time -- but navigating whatever it is that's causing us difficulty can't always be soothed with positive vibes.
Personal boundaries are important for maintaining our overall wellbeing. We need them in our lives to make sure we don't get overwhelmed and to help us navigate our day-to-day in a healthy, positive way. So how do we utilize them and make sure they are respected?
This is for those of us who’ve had things not work out as planned, or for those of us shown a new direction that makes us feel unsure. This is for those of us who are trying to accept that a long held dream has slipped away and we’re left feeling directionless ...
Often, when I’m stressed, anxious or experiencing a low, my frayed edges can become hardened or antagonistic … so sometimes it’s good to have a reminder of how I want my footsteps to tread, my words to flow and my actions to speak.
During my life thus far, I’ve lived in at least 10 different places. Half of them were apartments I’ve rented, and the other half were family houses (parents/grandparents). Some of these homes hold the fondest, most deeply held memories of love I’ve ever encountered. And some have been places of insidious darkness.