How to Communicate Effectively to Increase Connection and Intimacy

How to communicate effectively

Today I will introduce you to the tools of effective communication so that when conflict arises, which is inevitable in any genuine relationship, you know how to bring your point across in a way that increases connection and intimacy.  Conflict is not the problem in relationships, it is simply growth wanting to happen and a…

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How to Stop Worrying When My Anxiety Is Taking over and I Am Feeling Helpless

how to stop worrying when my anxiety is taking over

Have you ever experienced any of the following anxiety symptoms: shortness of breath, a smothering sensation in your chest, dizziness, heart palpitations, trembling, sweating, a choking sensation, nausea, abdominal stress, numbness, tingling in your extremities, flushes, chills, or chest pain?  I for sure have experienced some of them in the past and, just like you,…

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How to Escape the Suffocation Grip of Shame

the suffocating grip of shame

Do you know shame? For me, shame is the most painful of all the emotions. Its message is, “You are not ok, there is something wrong with you”. And when it bubbles up, I try to run! How do you react, when you feel shame?  Shame nearly suffocated me as a teenager when I got…

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There Is No Way Around it: Choose Forgiveness If You Want to Be Happy

Choosing forgiveness to be happy

There is no peaceful, joyous life without forgiveness. That is, forgiving myself and forgiving others. We all have hurt ourselves and others, and have been hurt by others. This is part of the human condition.  Hanging on to anger and resentment is like drinking a cup of poison, hoping the other person will die. Or,…

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