You know more nourishing relationships are available.
You can sense them; smell them; taste them.
But something is holding you back...
Invest in your relationship with yourself
We all have a tendency to put others first, but in doing so, we can sometimes neglect our relationship with ourselves. Let me be your advocate and show you a kinder, gentler way to treat the most important person in your life.
I had a great talk with my partner - I asked some questions and had Natalie in my mind all along telling me to listen in silence, silence, silence!
It was difficult, I cannot lie, but so worth it!
We talked about our needs and expression and - although not everything is solved yet - the hostilities between us are gone and we are even sleeping close to one another again!
Just the thought of difficult conversations used to make make me feel sick and sweaty! We'd end up shouting, crying, storming out, blaming and nothing really got resolved.
Now, I address fears head on from the offset rather than pretend they don’t exist and we pick our moments. I use the time in between to rationally decide what I want to say and language, such as “I feel…” instead of accusatory language and - importantly - I listen to the other person without interruption.
My relationships are now the best that they have ever been! Knowing that we can express ourselves safely is so important for our emotional and physical health.
I feel strong, like an Amazon, in all areas of life now!
I learnt to speak my truth even when I am scared of that uncomfortable conversation.
To be vulnerable and share my feelings with compassion for myself and to appreciate and honour others who have the courage to do the same.
I learnt that when we allow ourselves and others to be vulnerable, we connect at a deeper level and can accept each other.