Emotional Health Coaching
good enough

I think it’s pretty safe to say that most of us would love to be good enough for everybody all the time. And we probably all have examples of times we...

i slow down to remind myself I am renewable

Speed, efficiency, energy, power. We all desire them. But they are not always innate, for most of us they are practices that must be learned and developed. And because life comes in...

Photo by Nadim Merrikh on Unsplash

At the beginning of this year as part of my resolution making process, I decided to stop blaming others for my unhappiness. In particular, I gave up “man bashing”. You probably know...

animal stillness cat in an alley

I have been learning about stillness from animals. They are so comfortable enjoying a moment. No expectation. No “to do”. No end goal. Just being. Content. Still. Present. Watching them fills...

The way I see it emotional shedding is the organic process through which our emotional body lets go of repressed emotions.
There are times when things are ok and we are...

working with a life coach charleston sc

Working with a life coach is a highly personal experience that involves quality one-on-one time and deep meaningful inquiry. Most people who choose a life coach are not only looking for...

mental health resources

 
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health resources organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

Overgiving
People who give too much tend to create value for themselves through what they have to offer to the world. The more they offer to the world and the better...

Boundaries help us experience the world and our connection to other people in a in a safe way. You can imagine your boundaries as internal warriors that allow or don’t allow...

End of Year Emotional Health can seem very out of reach, especially since holiday season tends to be an intense time of the year for some of us. The end of...

Most people think that feelings such as fear, sadness, anger and shame are negative emotions. This classification creates an immediate resistance inside of us when one of these emotions arises. We...

parenting in romantic relationships

Motherer (a personal experience on how parenting your romantic partner can kill intimacy)
written by guest blogger Melanie Coles
My name is Melanie, and I’m a motherer.
This is something I’ve recently...

water flooding symbolism emotional overhwhelm

I find it interesting that you can both a person and a wind can rage. That we can be flooded both by a feeling and by water…
In dreams, water often symbolizes emotion....

Would it be possible for insecurity to be good for you?
As long as we’re human we will be insecure to a degree. I believe that instead of trying to get...

quote about self sabotage from an article on self sabotage by emotional health coach Diana Deaver

What if I told you that self sabotage is actually a way you take care of yourself? Maybe not the best way you can take care of yourself, but certainly one...

Quote: making mistakes is part of our essential human nature and therefore closely intertwined with our purpose.

Understanding The Inner Critic
Self criticism is often the unconscious and self-inflicted continuation of the judging and punishing behavior of our childhood care givers.

what is a spiritual practice

What is a spiritual practice?
The first time you begin examining your life is the beginning of your spiritual practice. You will notice a need to do it again and to deepen...

Emotional numbness and how to get in touch with your emotions

Our feelings are a precious and powerful life navigation system. When we listen to our emotions we can more easily recognize what we need, what we are called to and what we need to...

drawing the fear of not being good enough

“You’re not good enough”- how many times a day does the judge in our minds want to point that out?
As human beings fear is something we will constantly be experiencing....

listening skills

What does it mean to you to feel heard? How do you experience yourself when you are in the company of someone you feel heard by?

Could it be that every emotion we have is neutral? That there is no such thing as a negative emotion or a positive emotion. Our reaction to our emotions is what...