Emotional Health Coaching
Archetypes and Myth in Emotional Health

Question by Dylan Hoffman, PhD:
How has mythology aided your personal interaction with archetypes? Stated differently, does the personification of archetypes, specifically in myth, provide access to the psyche in ways...

a critical glance into the jungian shadow

This article offers a critical view of Carl Jung’s description of the concept of the shadow as described in his essay on “The Shadow” found in Aion, CW9, II. References to...

jungian psychology in great expectations 1998

Jungian Psychology in Great Expectations Movie (1998)
This article explores the movie Great Expectations (1998) through the lens of depth psychology in general and of certain concepts of Jungian psychology in...

One of the things I come back to again and again in my coaching practice is self-compassion. 
In a culture in which success is valued above well being, most of...

This article explores the effects of emotional intelligence in business interactions. The two main goals of the research were to grasp as much as possible about emotional intelligence and the core...

You know you’re pushing yourself too hard and you begin exhibiting chronic stress symptoms: overwhelm, exhaustion, emotional volatility, absent mindedness, constant internal pressure and unavaialbility to your loved ones.
1. You’re...

As an emotional health life coach and I am often exposed to inspirational quotes and encouragements shared publicly by other people in the life coaching industry. One of the popular ideas...

Is it okay to re-negotiate an agreement?
When is it okay to re-negotiate an agreement?
Are you still trustworthy if you request alterations in your agreements?
 
It’s okay to ask...

Dear friend who is struggling right now,
I know you are overwhelmed and scared and lonely. I know you are questioning your worth, your enoughness and your lovability. I know you...

Today I caught myself feeling really grateful for the small black plastic trashcan in my bathroom. This made me smile. I have never before been so mindful of the good in my...

connecting with nature bahamas eleuthera



I am pasting the following article I wrote from Compost & Cava, an online resource for green living and environmentally conscious choices. I encourage you to take a moment and peruse...

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...

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

Have you noticed how often feelings and emotions are compared to elements of nature and weather? Here are some examples:
He ERUPTED into a long tirade.  
My heart is FROZEN.
She STORMED...

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....

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...

how to love yourself

We have all seen the ultra popular advice of “love yourself”. It’s so easy to say that to someone. But many of us have no idea what that even means. We...