Happiness Blog October 7, 2019

One of the most intimate spaces in our lives is our mind. A key part of having a safe life is having a strong and stable sense of self that is more positive than negative. This comes naturally to some and is a challenge for others. This is because we all receive different things from the way we were raised. Some people receive a stable sense of self that makes their life and their mind feel safe and good. Others receive an unstable or negative sense of self that makes their life and mind feel unsure and unsafe. An unstable sense of self is a feeling of not knowing who you are or who you are meant to be. A negative sense of self is a feeling of unworthiness or that you are inherently bad. No matter what your sense of self is, it can become something that is positive and good. For some people, a technique called reparenting helps that happen. (read more…)

Happiness Blog September 30, 2019

As we move from September into October, we continue to focus on building a safe life. Last month, we focused on increasing our fidelity and loyalty, which helps to ensure that we have safe people in our lives. The next few months we are going to focus on creating safety within our self and in our environment. This month specifically, we are going to focus on healing old wounds, but before we do that, we need to create safe spaces. We need to create a safe external and internal environment. Creating safe spaces will allow us to do the work without judgment. A safe external space will help provide cues that let us know we are physically and emotionally safe. Creating a safe space usually starts at home. (read more…)

Happiness Blog September 23, 2019

Holding the people in our lives accountable for respecting our boundaries is a big part of ensuring our boundaries are held in place and that we are honoring ourselves. This means putting in place accountability dynamics, and the first person we must hold accountable is ourselves. Reflect on the boundaries you have set and why you are worthy of these boundaries. Reflect on why you are worthy of fidelity and loyalty. Know that you are worthy and deserving of having good boundaries. Know that have shared your boundaries clearly and that everyone has heard what your boundaries are. Once you have done that, it is time to decide what the consequences for violating your boundaries are. (read more…)

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