Category: Resilience

The importance of being emotionally intelligent

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence is the one part of the human psyche that we can develop and improve by learning and practising new skills. People with higher…

How to heal from childhood abuse

A lot of my followers on this blog and also subscribers from my youtube channel keep coming to me with the same question ‘How do I heal from childhood abuse?’. Although this is something I have already addressed previously, I have decided to actually…

Loving someone with PTSD

Ever since I made my youtube video ‘How does PTSD affect intimate relationships’, I have had so many of you contact me with questions about how to cope and support your partners. The reality is that it takes a very strong person to love…

Vulnerability & the dangers of predators

There are countless times in my own personal life, where my own vulnerability got me into trouble. At times where all I wanted was genuine comfort & love, I met people who took advantage of my vulnerable state of mind. Those people in particular…

World Mental Health Day

Mental illness has always been a part of my life. Whether it is through my own personal journey, through my family’s or watching friends struggle. Although I haven’t been writing on here much, mental health will always remain a very important cause that I…

Healing from abuse

The sad thing about healing from abuse is that many people who haven’t themselves been abused, can’t possibly understand the survivor’s journey. Healing from abuse is unique to each individual who has experienced it. The survivor will be emotionally damaged and/or physically hurt and…

The importance of having a back-up plan

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