The Importance of Setting Boundaries in Relationships
Boundaries are an integral part of any healthy relationship. They help build a sense of security, respect, and trust among people. With boundaries, it becomes easier for us to communicate our needs, preferences, and boundaries to others, and they can be neglected or taken advantage of. But what exactly are boundaries, and how do we […]
10 Signs You Might Be a “Highly Sensitive Person”
Are you a highly sensitive person (HSP)? If so, you’re not alone. It is estimated that roughly 15 to 20 percent of the population is highly sensitive. Scientists now believe there is a gene behind this trait. But what does it mean to be highly sensitive? The HSP is generally defined as someone with “acute […]
What is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy?
You’ve probably heard of mindfulness meditation, but what is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)? This therapy uses mindfulness practices like breathing exercises and meditation to help clients break free of negative thought patterns. What Can MBCT Treat? MBCT was first developed to prevent individuals struggling with repeating episodes of depression and anxiety from relapsing. Studies have found MBCT […]
Getting Your Inner Spark Back: 5 Tips to Loving Yourself Again
We are born knowing that we are infinitely lovable. Babies and toddlers demand love and attention. They ask to be held, they ask for toys and presents and they feel they deserve them. When we’re very young, we simply somehow just “know” that we are amazing and deserve nothing but goodness. But then something happens… […]