Now, I want to go for a walk! I want to do the next item on my list. I can't wait to see what I will discover on my next walk in my own neighbourhood.
When you feel the need to withdraw, when you feel pain, restlessness, irritation, sadness or discomfort consider what it is that you actually need to care for.
Having an awareness of what influences your mood on a body or somatic level will make you more aware of where various emotions might be coming from and help you to avoid blaming something or someone who might have nothing to do with your feelings.
A first aid kit is not a cure. It it is not meant to resolve any relationship issues, social issues or life challenges, but it might give you some energy to carry on.
Listen closely and support your child’s emotions. There’s no wrong way to feel. Let them know that you are on their side.
How much sex is enough sex? Ask any couple and you will often get two very different answers.
In my personal, and professional, experience, an equally shared load is one of the main contributors to a relationship that survives children.
Most of us, however, just do what we’re told or what we think we should be doing, based on our ideas about what responsible adults look like. This is fine… until it’s not.
"Everyone else seems to have it together. Why can't I manage?" ...People want to know if there's something wrong with them, if they have a 'fatal flaw...'