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Defining Attachment

Defining Attachment

Varying levels and forms of attachment differ by degree of emotional investment. There is bonding, a natural and healthy form of attachment, which usually begins with the bond between parents and children. Then there is attachment, a more complex connection between a person and a situation or another person. This can be both healthy and unhealthy depending on the emotional investment. There’s also entanglement, or enmeshment, which happens in dysfunctional and abusive relationships, those rooted in trauma bonding structures. It’s…

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Narcissism and The Patriarchy

Narcissism and The Patriarchy

(This post was written on 15 July, 2016.) Firstly, let me clarify what I mean here when I say The Patriarchy. I’m talking about the distortions in the divine masculine that have run rampant over the past several millennia to result in the structures that define the way we show up in the world. Visible and invisible structures, asking us to define ourselves according to some collectively accepted norm. I mean the disowning of authentic emotional engagement that has resulted…

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Your Inner Child Loves You

Your Inner Child Loves You

(Re-posted from 28 March, 2016) Your Inner Child is the part of you that keeps you tapped into the magic in life. She’ll be distracted by squirrels and kittens and butterflies in the middle of a supposedly serious moment. He connects you with the joy, enchantment and mystery at all times, and reminds you to look at life with innocence and freshness. She’ll show you the way to play when life feels challenging and stagnant, and demonstrate that a little…

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How to Be Present

How to Be Present

What does it mean to ‘be present’ and ‘live in the now’? Let’s break it down. The past is made up of a series of moments in history that no longer exist as they were. The future is a catalogue of delicious potentials that haven’t yet been given form. In other words, the only moment that actually exists right now, is now. Once a moment has passed, it becomes the past, and the further from it you go, the more…

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Connecting with your Intuition

Connecting with your Intuition

What does it mean to connect with your intuition? Intuition is a connection to a knowing that feels beyond rational explanation. It comes in many forms: through sight (clairvoyance), hearing (clairaudience), feeling/knowing (clairsentience), empathy, and a bodily knowing. Heeding your intuition is akin to being conscious of and listening to the wisdom of your instincts and your heart. The following list suggests ways to consciously work with your intuition. It would be helpful to first get clear on what your…

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