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Too busy making my own waves, baby

Being busy is worn like a status symbol which makes us feel wanted and worthy, the busier we are the worthier we feel. We glorify being busy believing that we will only be noticed at work if we put in more hours and answer every message within seconds or that others will like us more if they see us constantly busy. We also keep ourselves busy in the hope that we will like ourselves if we constantly accomplish more today than yesterday. This can stem from reward systems as a

Lockdown got me a little heavier like...

Our bodies truly are incredible, they house us on this planet, nourish us, feed us with happy endorphins, store our body organs and look after our intricate brain, and they help us dream, sleep, walk, run, dance, breathe and protect us. We all know about the flight or fight response which triggers cortisone rush in our bodies as a protection mechanism. When we are scared, stressed or nervous our bodies react as they would with our ancestors and want to protect us, they go int

Ultra-Independence is a Trauma response

We all look at independence as a strength. "Oh look at Sarah and how independent she is, she doesn’t need anyone to help her financially or emotionally. She has it all worked out for herself." On the outside yes, and a level of independence is important for all of us, but when it becomes part of your survival mechanism then we have a problem. Independence can start to instill in us that we do not need anyone else, that we can do everything ourselves and we can walk this world

Pandemic and Stress

We have all felt the impacts of the pandemic on ourselves and our loved ones and have shown incredible servitude and strength through this trying times. Stress plays a huge impact on us physically, effecting our cardiovascular system, Central nervous system, the correct functioning of our adrenal glands, and endocrine systems, our digestive system and causing muscular pains Mentally, stress results in depression, mood swings, insomnia and eating disorders. None of us could ha