Category: Self-reflection & self-awareness

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… Continue Reading “The importance of being emotionally intelligent”

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… Continue Reading “How to heal from childhood abuse”

Things not to say to those with a mental illness

Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion

The exhaustion which comes as a result of suffering with the above conditions is constantly present. No matter how much you sleep or rest, you never seem to feel completely rejuvenated. The following blog post by Roland Bal further explains this: https://rolandbal.com/trauma-and-ptsd-exhaustion-fatigue-and-tiredness/ Love Athina… Continue Reading “Complex PTSD & PTSD exhaustion”

Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries

When you have grown up in a dysfunctional narcissistic home, taking on others’ emotions becomes the norm. Narcissistic parents teach their children to cater to their feelings & moods and the child learns to ignore their own emotions. A great book which can help… Continue Reading “Taking on others’ emotions-Having weak boundaries”

Guilt & people pleasing

Second-guessing myself always lingers in the background, when I don’t allow myself to PEOPLE PLEASE.. Feeling guilty for not people-pleasing is something that I just have to make friends with, although sometimes it just feels harder than others. Being authentic & true to myself… Continue Reading “Guilt & people pleasing”

HSP-The Highly Sensitive Person

  People who are highly sensitive are born that way; it is not something that is learned. The scientific term for high sensitivity is “sensory-processing sensitivity” (SPS). Highly sensitive people have the following traits: They feel more deeply. They’re more emotionally reactive. They’re probably… Continue Reading “HSP-The Highly Sensitive Person”

Self-growth

How do we develop ourselves into better human beings? What steps can we take to become wiser, more self-aware and more humble? Self-growth is a topic that I think about a lot and when I am interacting with others in my environment, I feel… Continue Reading “Self-growth”

Covert narcissism-The hidden narcissist

Today’s post and youtube video is about the more hidden type of narcissism known as covert narcissism. I know how destructive this type of narcissism can be from personal experience and I believe that more people need to be aware that covert narcissists sometimes… Continue Reading “Covert narcissism-The hidden narcissist”

High functioning depression

Happy Monday dear friends & followers! After a wonderful 10 days off work, celebrating my birthday with friends and exploring new places with my husband, I am feeling grateful and refreshed. Today’s topic is especially important to me, as someone I care about deeply… Continue Reading “High functioning depression”