Guilt, Shame and Fear – Part 2

“Obeying negative legacy emotions is like feeding wild critters. They will take over and grow in power until we have unmanageable beasts trying to overwhelm us from inside our heads. We need to stop feeding the squirrels in our heads. We can start by refusing to listen or respond to them.” – Peter R. BregginContinue reading “Guilt, Shame and Fear – Part 2”

Guilt, Shame and Fear – Part 1

“Shame is the most powerful, master emotion. It’s the fear that we’re not good enough. Guilt is just as powerful, but its influence is positive, while shame is destructive. Shame erodes our courage and fuels disengagement.” – Dr. Brené Brown Four years of therapy and six therapists later, I found the three methodologies that haveContinue reading “Guilt, Shame and Fear – Part 1”

Fear of Abandonment

“When loneliness is a constant state of being, it harkens back to a childhood wherein neglect and abandonment were the landscape of life.”― Alexandra Katehaki A friend and I once got into an argument after a misunderstanding. Instead of giving her the benefit of doubt and taking the time to understand why the conversation had spiraledContinue reading “Fear of Abandonment”

Toxic Relationships

“When you get out of it, you realize how toxic it actually was.” ― Steve Maraboli A toxic relationship can be romantic as well as platonic. In this blog, I will focus on something called a Trauma Bond (Source: How to Recognize and Break Traumatic Bonds ). Before I proceed, let me acknowledge that recognizing and leaving anContinue reading “Toxic Relationships”