No One Can Dull Your Sparkle, Unless You Let Them! Ever start your day feeling fresh, fabulous, and like your confidence alone could make it’s very own fashion statement? Then, you bump into that person, whether they be a lover, friend, co-worker, or boss, and all of a sudden that elation that you were feeling falls flat — and now you’re suddenly deflated? The reason this occurs is because you’re giving your power away to this other person. Chances are your relationship didn’t start out this way. In fact, most relationships usually start out with a fair amount of give-and-take. However, over a period of time of you wanting to gain their approval — you started placing them on a pedestal, and the relationship lost its balance. When you give your power away it erodes your self-esteem, and you begin feeling a sense of resentment whenever you’re around, or think about this person. This feeling affects…
Never Be a Second Rate Version of Someone Else
In my intuitive healing practice, people frequently tell me who they want to be, which all together too often seems to be a version of someone else. If they’re a writer, they want to be ‘their version’ of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Prey, Love) or if they have their own business, they want a reality show and lifestyle brand like the Kardashians.
One of the most wonderful things that happens with time is that you become more comfortable in your own skin. You own your beauty, imperfections, and all the unique and special traits that make you priceless. And the beautiful thing about this acceptance is, once it sinks it, and I mean down to your core, no one can take it away from you.
Why is it so hard to be vulnerable in intimate relationships?
I can’t count the number of women I’ve worked with that struggle with this question. And while yes, most of those intimate relationships have to do with romantic partners/- it seems more recently, it’s beginning to effect their relationships with their children, parents, and friends.