Protective Layers and Mechanisms Series (Part 4 of 4)

Protective Layers and Mechanisms Series (Part 4 of 4)

Now for the final part of the series. My realization and the release of the shadows. What I’ve finally realized is by continuing to embrace my protective layers I was keeping myself from truly being all of me. You can’t hide and be in plain sight. At some point, you have to decide it is […]

Protective Layers and Mechanisms Series (Part 3 of 4)

In this part, we will look at our protection in a different aspect, one of comfort. It becomes a comfortable place to be because we get used to it and changing it is feels scary and uncomfortable. When we were born, we didn’t have these protective guardians in place. There was no armour, layers, or […]

Protective Layers and Mechanisms Series (Part 2 of 4)

I didn’t start to try and protect myself and I didn’t intentionally at first start to integrate these layers into my being. Initially, it was more like I withdrew a bit as words and phrases pelted me like stones. Yes, I would lash back at times but most of the time that just made it […]

Protective Layers and Mechanisms Series (Part 1 of 4)

Soldiers wear armour to protect themselves during battle. In medieval times armour consisted of heavy metal plates, chainmail, and leather protectors. Can you feel the heaviness of it all? And how difficult it would be to move, or even breathe while wearing your armour? Well, I wasn’t wearing physical armour, but with all the protective […]

Belonging – What does it Cost?

For most of my life, I have struggled with belonging. I so desperately wanted to belong and be liked and loved that I morphed myself to be who I thought everyone wanted or expected. The cost to me was great. I ended up morphing myself so much that I thought I could no longer be […]

Letting Go!

Do you hold onto things? Do you dwell on them and let them run around in your head? I use to do this a lot. I did it because I was trying to get things right and I was so afraid of messing up that when I made a mistake I went over it and […]

I am enough!

Thoughts and patterns run through my head all the time. I’m often fascinated by where some of these thoughts and patterns have come from because at the time they seem foreign to me. I know that I did not come into this world as a tiny little girl thinking “am I enough?” It was a […]

Choices (series) – Post 5 of 5

Navigating our choices can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I think that is why sometimes we feel we don’t have any choices because it is easier to live in the status quo. Easier to survive that way and not stick our heads above the surface. My question is, is that the way life is […]

Choices (series) – Post 4 of 5

As I mentioned last time it is so empowering when you feel like you have choices. It opens a whole new way of looking at life and it sends us on a more gratifying trajectory. So what does life look like when you realize you have choices? Well for me it became more joyful and […]

Choices (Series) – Post 3 of 5

I’m doing this series in hopes that it assists you to see that we all have choices even if we don’t think we do at times. This is the third post in the series on choices. In this one, you will gain a view into a time when I started to realize I had choices.  […]