Let’s talk about self victimization! It’s timely to bring this topic up because when the world is falling apart, people generally fall into two groups: those that self-victimize and those that take responsibility for their lives. Most people know what a “victim” is — someone who has been injured, insulted, or cheated. It’s completely normal to acknowledge and feel sad or angry about being a victim. We’ve all been victims of something countless times! The issue is when you liv
𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘂𝗺𝗮; 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘂𝘀. But, how many of you have pulled away from friends, family, or loved ones thinking that you need to be on your own to 𝘧𝘪𝘹 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘵? How many of you have decided that you can’t put yourself out there and be with another human until you are 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘤𝘵? 𝗡𝗲𝘄𝘀 𝗳𝗹𝗮𝘀𝗵! Becoming intimately familiar with our own and our 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘯𝘦𝘳’𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 is a profound gift and
Do you often predict the worst, talk down to yourself, and take a pessimistic outlook on life? You need to understand that you cannot believe every negative thought that goes through that 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴. We tend to believe our thoughts whether they are true or not — simply because that beautiful 𝘯𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘣𝘪𝘢𝘴 wired in and the fact that we never check ourselves to examine if our thoughts are rational, logical, or true.
Trauma is a 𝘣𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩, and we all just wish it would go away. It’s a subject that many of us don’t fully understand which leads to misappropriate labeling and expression of our behaviors. Once we understand what and how it’s impacting our lives, we can start to untangle it from our habits. Trauma is stored in our implicit memory, or subconscious memory, where it is able to show up in our thoughts and life without us consciously knowing it. This is different from our expl
You probably have impulse control issues. You probably crave all the foods that keep you from your goal body. You probably do things that make you think you have no control. To what extent you do these things… well that varies from person to person. Let’s discuss some of our brain structures and how they play into our uncontrollable desires and our habit formation. As we have evolved, so have our brain structures. We have a little part of our brain called the primitive brain