People Pleasing and Self Esteem

People Pleasing and Self Esteem issues pervade our modern societies. Many people are unsure of who they are supposed to be. All of us are trying to get love and attention by using the methods that have apparently worked in our past. However, very often we fail to see the downfalls of our habitual pathways. … Read more

People Pleasing and the Fear of Rejection

In this weeks blog I will discuss a topic that is very close to my heart. My own psychological make-up has a lot of elements rooted in people pleasing patterns. These mental habits sometimes give me a hard time relating to myself and others with authenticity. As a people-pleaser I feel that I have to … Read more

Overcoming Fear with Kindness and Wisdom

Overcoming fear sometimes seems to be an impossible task. The emotion of fear and its army of related mental states is a deeply rooted – and very powerful – experience to get lost in. Sometimes I would refer to fear as the “king of shadows”, truly a formidable opponent! It can be very sneaky and … Read more

Fear and Worry

What to do when fear and worry invade the mind? These powerful emotions can easily influence and direct our thoughts, speech and actions. Fear can direct our attention in various ways without us being consciously aware of it. Like background-tasks in computers, it drains our energy and makes life appear dreadful. It fills our being … Read more

Certainty and Uncertainty

Today I am here to reflect on a topic that’s particularly powerful when it comes to the fabrication of of fear, worry and anxiety. The assumption that there’s a controlling me that can somehow make the future certain gives rise to many sleepless nights. This belief is often coupled with the idea that this sense … Read more

Presence in the Face of Death

All of us share the same direction in life. Ultimately all of us who are reading these words will pass on. When death comes into our life and takes away someone we love dearly or threatens to stop our own heart from beating we are often left feeling helpless and terrified. It is during these … Read more

How to Deal with Worrying

Sometimes our mind will play through negative and terrifying scenarios and we get paralyzed by worrying, catastrophizing and fear. It is a fact that these states are not helpful when it comes to moving on and finding creative solutions. The function of worry and anxiety is to keep itself alive and give us an unhealthy … Read more

Transcend the Ego by Taking Things Personally

Today I would like to share a simple technique with you that often helps me to recognize the ego and let go of pain. I call the technique “Transcend the Ego by Taking Things Personally”. It sounds kind of funny, doesn’t it? But let me assure you, this little practice can be a great way … Read more