The Bandaged Place

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The Bandaged Place Don’t turn away.  Keep your gaze on the bandaged place.  That’s where the light enters you.  ~Rumi The poet Rumi suggested that there is a correlation between …

PERFECTIONISM

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PERFECTIONISM The concept of perfectionism is a tricky one, and one best viewed on a continuum.  I have moved up and down on that continuum – from maladaptive perfectionism to …

Lateral Violence

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Lateral Violence I had lived for a very long time completely unaware of the term “Lateral Violence” (LV) and what it entails. It is sadly prevalent in many environments, such …

Co-Dependency

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Co-Dependency Most people are familiar with the term co-dependency as it relates to individuals impacted by another’s substance misuse.  However, co-dependency can happen in other relationships too.  In counselling psychology, …

Mindfulness Self-Compassion

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Mindfulness Self-Compassion Anyone that knows me, has probably heard me geek-out about how transformational the practice of self-compassion can be….And believe me, it is! So, what is it? Self-compassion is …