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Coping With Loneliness

Loneliness affects everyone whether it is a loss of a relationship, a partner who is away from home due to work or other commitments or the desire for a relationship that you have not experienced yet. We experience loneliness because we are social beings who are biologically programmed to be in a relationship. When the relationship aspect is missing, we feel lonely. Loneliness can be debilitati...
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The Answer to this Question Determines What Happens Next

As human beings, we are biologically programmed to be in a relationship, but we are also programmed for self-protection. In many relationships, a tug-of-war exists between these two programs with self-protection often winning out. Because we know that not all relationships are beneficial for us, we approach any relationship with one question in mind. This is a question that we are not conscious...
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If You are Feeling Powerless Here is What You Need to Know

Time consists of three stages * The past * The present * The future The past is a collection of life experiences. They are unchangeable, set in stone. We can, however, focus on them, lament the fact that they happened and think about how life could be different if those things hadn't been part of our past. The future currently does not exist. Certainly, we can have a look at what's ...
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How to Stop Re-occurring Relationship Problems

You are born into this world into the arms of your parents (caregivers). Your parents will be your caregivers, teachers, coaches, providers, and protectors until you are ready to leave home. They respond appropriately to you ensuring that your needs are meet both physically and emotionally. As you grow, you use this secure base to explore the world and become independent. You grow into an adult wh...
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Did You Believe this Lie?

One of the greatest lies ever told is that we are ordinary or average. We are never ordinary or average. Each one of us has talents and skills to use to follow a path which will then enrich our lives and those around us. Society, in general, would like us to believe external acquisitions are the way to measure success. As a result, we constantly compare ourselves to those around us who we see a...
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How to Heal Shame

Please Read Is Shame Limiting Your Success?  Before Reading This Blog Post Shame ingrains itself into our being. It doesn't repair quickly, but the benefits of nullifying the effects of shame are worth the effort. Because this is not an easy road, it is recommended that you have a support system in place including a professional such as a counsellor. Shame is very much internalised. We have ...
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Is Shame Limiting Your Success?

What is Shame? Shame is an inner experience. It is a sense of not being wanted, unlovable, and a belief that one is fundamentally bad producing a feeling of not belonging. Thoughts such as I'm stupid, I'm a failure, I'm defective, I'm not good enough, and I hate myself abound. There is an assumption that shame must be denied, minimised or endured. The process of doing this results in the cre...
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How to Stop Needing Other People’s Approval

We grow up learning that we need to get the approval of those around us. Firstly we seek the approval of our parents or caregivers followed by teachers, religious leaders and so on. While seeking approval is part of the learning process, we are rarely taught to be independent and seek our own approval. If we don't develop our individuality, we will spend life seeking approval from those around us....
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Improving Your Relationships by Loving Yourself

Life is a series of relationships. Success in life is dependent on forming and maintaining successful relationships. Some of life’s relationships are Relationship to ourselves – how we feel about ourselves - are we confident, self-assured and worthwhile or are we weak, defective in some way and a waste of space. Relationship to self, impacts all other relationships. Personal r...
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