Connection is the Antidote

Connection is the Antidote

Shame and addiction are two sides of the same coin and, connection is the antidote.   Right Brain Demanding Connection   Addiction is a symptom of chronic shame.  This is why affective regulation is the antidote for any addictive behaviour, (including Eating...
Choosing Me

Choosing Me

Choosing Me?  How to reclaim your life and make it yours?  Wrap your day in love and care:  book-end it for thriving.  Open and close your day with intention. Keep in mind, people who see you as an extension of themselves will not appreciate this process necessarily,...
Contempt: The Great Divider

Contempt: The Great Divider

In this weeks’ blog, I wanted to discuss how contempt is the great divider and separator within and between humankind.  It tears apart and separates us within, leaving us feeling anxious, sad, alone, and ashamed. It separates us from each other leaving us open...
Shame

Shame

Shame in Relationship with Ourselves and Eachother   Shame is the underlying culprit for self-harming behaviour including cutting, disordered eating, and addiction.  These are all ways to change how we feel and take control of our bodyminds. Emotional...
How Do We Love One Another?

How Do We Love One Another?

How do we love one another? When we hold another’s mind in our minds this is called “mentalizing”. Mentalizing it is part of the nurturing that helps infants grow into themselves as individuals: the caregiver holds them in their minds and attends to...