Tag: managing emotions

You Are Not Your Emotions – Have negative emotions from your breakup got you trapped in a downward spiral?

Posted on September 2nd, 2015

Have negative emotions from your breakup got you trapped in a downward spiral? People tend to define themselves (and others) by their emotions. He’s an angry man. She’s such a happy child. She’s a jealous girlfriend. What a cry-baby. But your emotions aren’t your identity, or even your personality. They’re chemicals that our body releases in response to physical stimuli, thoughts […]

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Give Yourself And Your Kids A Break: You Can’t Be Happy All The Time

Posted on August 6th, 2015

The social media showcase When you picked up your phone this morning, what was the first thing you did? Did you have a quick skim through Facebook or Instagram? Take a sneaky peak at who “liked” that photo of you out having fun? Did you feel your mood sagging slightly if no one noticed – or get […]

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Things To Never, Ever Say To Someone Going Through A Divorce

Posted on June 9th, 2015

It happens to us all At some point in our lives, most of us will go through a divorce, or at least a very painful breakup. Most of us will also experience being a shoulder to cry on when it happens to someone we love. So when someone close to you tells you they are […]

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Are You Trapping Yourself In A Divorce Disaster?

Posted on June 1st, 2015

Brutal breakups Every breakup is hard. Every breakup hurts. But there are some times when a breakup is so all-consumingly awful that it’s hard to do anything but wallow in the agony of it. A vindictive, vengeful partner can add tyranny to a situation that is already fraught. These are the people that use threats, […]

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Divorce Can Bring Out The Worst In Us. Don’t Let It Turn You Toxic!

Posted on May 15th, 2015

To say that divorce is a nasty time is a serious understatement. Your world is crashing down around you. You’re feeling hurt and betrayed by the person you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with. You’re angry and upset. You sure as hell don’t feel like being mature and understanding right now. Trouble is, […]

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Waiting Around For Pain to Heal Won’t Work

Posted on April 30th, 2015 Waiting Around For Pain to Heal Won’t Work

One Sunday in November, I sat down in a busy coffee shop in Los Angeles. Four women were sitting alone, each quietly drinking their coffee. I observed their postures, their body language, their facial expressions… their sadness. All of a sudden one woman jumped up, wiped her eyes and dashed off. After a while, the […]

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Don’t Do It! Why You Are Not YOU In a Trauma

Posted on April 13th, 2015

I’m still chuckling from a hilarious call with one of my Angels-in-Training. We could not stop laughing about the things we have to do to keep our groups on track on the 21-day Emotional Freedom program. Just the other day someone posted that they were ‘just settling into the garden chilling enjoying a beer’. I […]

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Are You a Closet Bunny Boiler?

Posted on March 20th, 2015

Be honest, do you sometimes plan or even carry out rage-fueled revenge plots like in the movie Gone Girl? Or worse, when you watched Glenn Close boil Michael Douglas’s bunny, did you secretly nod in sympathy? Find out right now for sure if you’re a closet bunny boiler. Take our free quiz: The ‘How Messed Up […]

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Have You Breached Your Personal Integrity?

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Integrity is making sure that the things you say and the things you do are in alignment. — Katrina Mayer Integrity is more than the sum of your ideals, beliefs and moral code. It’s the promises you make, the words you speak and the way in which you hold yourself accountable for your actions. Your […]

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Poor Me Syndrome (PMS) vs. The Art of True Self Compassion

Posted on February 27th, 2015 Poor Me Syndrome - Naked Divorce

“It’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are finished.” ― Debbie Macomber Things go wrong in life and when they do, it’s easy to feel like the odds are stacked against you. All of a sudden, the world is out to get […]

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