Category Archives: Self Empowerment

Reshuffling the Villains

“Before diagnosing yourself with depression or some other vague psychological condition, check to make sure you aren’t in fact surrounded by assholes” – A mild variation of the popular saying.  It is a now a known fact that there are … Continue reading

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You’re not in Mental Slavery. You are Mentally lazy

Ouch! I went by the house one night. It was late. It was dark. But I didn’t mind. Something had angered me. I’m not sure what. All I know is that I needed some space so I went home, where … Continue reading

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How to complain less

With droves of articles and shelves of books written on the benefits of ‘positivity’, we still somehow miss the mark. How many of us can honestly say we have been through an entire day without complaining? You may be thinking, … Continue reading

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Minor rant on why I should be okay single…

Among the endless pieces written concerning singledom, I knew I had to find out; to make sure it wasn’t all in my head. Ensure that it wasn’t just some bitter rant to justify being alone. I had to know for … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Things I do have…

A pretty laid back life with interesting moments when I want it. A spacious apartment that provides cleanliness and health for my kid and I. My room has a view of a great big tree that dances in the wind … Continue reading

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Sitting Frogs: My unequal femininity

Every now and then I have a ‘smash-the-phone-in-the-wall’ moment. I like my Smartphone. It’s a Blackberry curve 4, I think or 5. It may not be as up to date as an iPhone (frankly I don’t get what the hype … Continue reading

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Self Love for Fear of Abandonment – Spending time with me

I was just about to freak out that Shane had just left abruptly, tempting to ruin my sombre Sunday afternoon. I kicked into Wise mind and thought: Seriously, Steph, no feature of the house has changed since he left. No … Continue reading

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Gratitude vs. Anxiety/Fear

In childhood I developed a fear of lizards. I believe it was just two clicks away from a phobia, really. We would go for a walk in the yard or garden and I would immediately zoom in on all the … Continue reading

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Thirty Days of Positivity and Self- Care

They say love is not a feeling. It is an action, a verb. This is how we choose to love someone. We choose to take part in actions that show how we feel about them.   Today, I choose to … Continue reading

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Finding my DBT legs

I went roller skating a few Sundays ago. Um… yeah, that’s me clutching for dear life to the skating rink rail. A crowbar could not have pried my fingers from its cold, metallic safety. With the other hand I’m holding … Continue reading

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