9 Questions to ask of your negative thoughts

Prompted by today's word of the day. Mental illness is usually associated with misleading thought patterns that have left well-worn tracks in our brain. Oftentimes however, we take those paths simply because they're easier at this point and we don't notice the opposing evidence. Recognizing our cognitive faux-pas can be difficult, and making a habit [...]

“You (can)’t love somebody else before you love yourself”?

Pingback “You can’t love anybody else until you love yourself” Lets be honest, we’ve likely all seen or heard this statement somewhere. Personally, I never really stopped to consider it until recently. Which brings us to the reason for today’s post – I’m here to tell you why I disagree. First of all, I took [...]

The self care spectrum and why you need to be a little “selfish” sometimes

The whole point of self care is that it’s about YOU. No one else. If you’re still putting other people’s needs above your own you’re probably doing it wrong. For some of us the tendency to prioritize others comes from different places. Maybe it’s the need to experience validation and to feel like your existence [...]