Logically, you’d think that if something was making him bark, he’d want to avoid it. But just him, you may tend to look for exactly what you *don’t* want in new situations as a way to confirm your fears as valid in the first place.
Being able to trust yourself is a struggle for all of us. Most of the time, we are taught to do the opposite of our first reaction – waiting three extra days to text that person you actually kind of like, or second-guessing your career choice, or putting your passions away for something more practical.
We can lose days, hours of sleep, and precious energy mulling over the issues and choosing not to forgive ourselves. Or we can cultivate our self-compassion practice so that when we do feel let down or make a mistake, we can be patient with ourselves, learn from our mistakes, and give ourselves the space to grow.
Is it possible for Communities of Color to balance their cultural history without normalizing suffering?
I get a call from someone impersonating an officer, with all my information, concerned about missing a court appearance for jury duty. Not only have I never even been called in to jury duty, but I have also never had any experience with missing a court date. I fell into the trap of listening toContinue reading “What You Can Learn From My Scam Story”
There’s nothing worse than floating around in a directionless space. But we have all experienced, most likely on a daily basis, ourselves constantly critiquing and comparing ourselves to everyone physically around us and in our newsfeeds. The antidote to feeling lost? Using your Comparison Envy as a teaching tool for what you truly want. AContinue reading “Always Jealous? Here’s How to Deal With it:”
I’m one of those people who frequently looks for ways to have my mind blown. For the first time ever, I was introduced to Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions, and I feel like I have been reunited with a long-lost friend. By looking at this graph, you can easily identify the “regions” in which we are allowingContinue reading “Managing Emotions: Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions”
Is there truly a reason why life shouldn’t be delicious all the time?
We forget to focus on the third part of our self-care trinity: the soul.
I created a video on my YouTube channel, BetiGrewUp about mastering habit trackers and organizing activities of self-love into your daily or weekly routines. Subscribe to my channel for more videos on self-discovery, self-care, and mental-health-related topics. My upcoming video series is focused on what contributes to our sense of self and how we canContinue reading “Scheduling Time for Self-Care, Creativity + Managing Anxiety (video)”