How to Identify, Heal, & Integrate Your Emotional Triggers

How to Identify, Heal, & Integrate Your Emotional Triggers

In This Article What is an Emotional Trigger?Why Do We Get Triggered?How Do I Know I’m Triggered?Identifying Emotional Triggers5-Step Process for Integrating ShadowsWhat Story Is Playing?What Are Your Core Wounds/What If I Don’t Catch It In Time?   Recently, I...

I Just Want To Feel Whole: Jung On The Individuation Process

I Just Want To Feel Whole: Jung On The Individuation Process

I Just Want To Feel Whole: Jung on the Individuation Process   Creating an EgoWhat Is Jung’s Individuation Process?I Know You Are, But What Am I?Hunt Down What’s Hiding In The ShadowsBut Why, Why Do I Continue to Suffer?How Can I Feel Whole?The Ebb & Flow of...

I Just Want To Feel Happy

I Just Want To Feel Happy

I just want to feel happy. Is that too much to ask? After spending most of my life searching for happiness (sometimes in some really strange ways), the “giving up” felt so good. But I’m not talking about giving up the way you might think. I mean giving up my belief in...

Ego Death & Spiritual Awakening: What’s It All About?

Ego Death & Spiritual Awakening: What’s It All About?

“The Ego is a veil between humans and God.” ― Rumi   In This Article What is the Ego? What Is Ego Death? Does The Ego Really Die? The Scary Part Of Facing The Ego The Process of Transcending the Ego Steps Toward Spiritual Awakening Stage 1 – The Dark Night of the...

What Is The Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Response?

What Is The Fight, Flight, Freeze, Fawn Response?

If a bear were heading your way, do you think you'd try to fight the bear, run away, or freeze in fear? Your response may depend on what you experienced and learned growing up. While we don't typically run into bears in everyday life, we do encounter plenty of...

High Anxiety? 5 Things You Can Do To Find Relief

High Anxiety? 5 Things You Can Do To Find Relief

Most of my life I was plagued with high levels of anxiety. I understand how it feels to live in chronic survival mode, looking at people and life as threats. I also understand what it’s like to find some relief and healing. To work through traumatic situations and...

Trauma Survivor? Why Body-Based Therapy Is Essential

Trauma Survivor? Why Body-Based Therapy Is Essential

{Note: I wrote this post for Daily Motivation. Here is the introduction, but to finish reading the post, click the "Read More" link below.} When many people think of “trauma survivors”, they think of combat veterans, victims of abuse, sexual violence, physical injury,...

Want A Better Relationship? Learn Your Attachment Style

Want A Better Relationship? Learn Your Attachment Style

We want secure, fulfilling relationships, right? But many certainly don’t turn out the way we want, and we end up heartbroken, ashamed, frustrated, angry, and lonely. On a brighter note, what if we can come to understand ourselves and our partner better by looking at...

Ego: What Is It & Why Should I Care?

Ego: What Is It & Why Should I Care?

“Kill the ego! It’s a monster!” I’ve heard this a lot over the years, but is the ego a monster that needs killed? What exactly is the ego? Why should we care? Let’s dive into the world of ego a bit today, because when you come to understand the concept and structure...

Rewiring The Anxious Brain In A World That Seems Unsafe

Rewiring The Anxious Brain In A World That Seems Unsafe

No doubt many people have been feeling unsafe in a world of uncertainty the past year.  With the invisible threat of COVID-19 swirling the planet, it’s safe to say even those who typically feel secure have been on edge. This brings me to the topic of anxiety, which is...