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6.Dec, 2019 Comments Off on The Cycle of Covert Narcissistic Emotional Abuse

The Cycle of Covert Narcissistic Emotional Abuse

The hallmark of an abusive relationship is the cyclic nature of the phases, and predictability of the tactics and patterns.   Abuse takes many forms, for the sake of this blog post, I am referring to covert emotional/narcissistic abuse.   For women in this type of relationship, the cycle isn’t…

2.Oct, 2019 Comments Off on How to Break Free From Victim Mentality in Toxic a Relationship

How to Break Free From Victim Mentality in Toxic a Relationship

The Only Way to Truly Heal is To Shift Out Of Victim Mentality and Into Empowerment   I’ve had to reflect on the words and message I want to convey in this post, because to be honest, all of my personal and professional experience as a therapist has led me…

26.Sep, 2019 Comments Off on Emotional Abuse Awareness Guide: How to Know if You’re In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

Emotional Abuse Awareness Guide: How to Know if You’re In an Emotionally Abusive Relationship

  How to Know if You’re Experiencing Emotional Abuse in Your Relationship We are all capable of saying hurtful things and behaving in ways that can be harmful to another at times.   Anyone can exhibit emotionally abusive behaviors under certain circumstances.   But, what is considered to be emotional…

17.Sep, 2019 Comments Off on How to Know if Your Relationship Can Be Saved

How to Know if Your Relationship Can Be Saved

  If you are experiencing ongoing emotionally destructive patterns within your relationship, you will find it near impossible to focus, be productive and stay in your creative flow.   My mission from day one of my work as a counsellor has been to empower women to stand up for their…

21.Jan, 2016 0

6 Tips to Managing Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings and addiction can be a full body experience. If you have ever felt stressed out, sad or emotionally overloaded and just had to have chocolate or some other form of sugar, like…NOW, you know what I am talking about.

4.Jan, 2016 0

The Missing Pieces of the Mental Health Puzzle

If you are struggling in some way mentally or physically, you know all too well how challenging getting up out of bed in the morning, and doing your best to carry on as though nothing is wrong can be. You have to get up and go to work, or take care…

17.Dec, 2015 3

Living Well through Depression

If you have lost your zest for life, and feel alone in your struggle, you have come to the right place. With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself, or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow,…

14.Dec, 2015 0

Healing Hormone Imbalance and PMS

If you are reading this, I want to shed some light on a subject that often gets swept under the rug, and has many women suffering in silence, and struggling with their own version of hormone hell. Hormone imbalances can leave us feeling  sick and tired of dreading this inevitable time of…

14.Dec, 2015 0

Healing Depression by Overcoming Fear of Joy

This is one of my most personally revealing blogs to date. I don’t often share a whole lot about my childhood or inner process in my writing – because honestly, being open and truthful is scary. Being vulnerable opens one up to criticism and rejection. BUT I am moving past…

13.Dec, 2015 0

A Holistic Way to Strengthen Immunity

    There is the theory that we are constantly exposed to many different viruses on a daily basis, and if our body is in balance- through taking proper care to stay healthy- we are better able to fight off the virus, or at least reduce the severity of the symptoms and…