Still chasing for that feeling, was it worth it?

It’s Monday morning as I type this. Another snowy and dark morning here in Edmonton. I’ve been awake since before five am and am sipping a cup of coffee. It’s cold in my condo and I’ve got the fireplace going, listening to acoustic folk music and love songs. The past month has been a whirlwind…

Forgiveness and healing from childhood trauma (trigger warning)

The word forgiveness is defined as the process of forgiving, or being forgiven. But what does it mean exactly? What does that process look like? And more importantly, what’s the point of it? Forgiveness is accepting your decisions or your actions. Recognizing the trauma that hurt you or caused emotional damage. Learning to let go…

The Body Language Guy and toxic relationships

I’ve been hooked on the Britney Spears conservatorship case for the last few months. It’s all over YouTube and there are so many great YouTubers covering the case. During my search for coverage of the court hearings, I stumbled across a channel called The Body Language Guy and it’s one of the most interesting and…

Self-Help: what is passive aggressive behaviour

Something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately is what is known as passive aggressive behaviour. It’s something I have wanted to write about for a long time but had troubles coming up with examples of how passive aggression has affected my relationships. In order to share my own personal experiences with passive aggression, I…

How did your relationship end?

It’s been a gorgeous spring day here in the south end of the city. I missed most of this due to exhaustion. I think my body is still getting used to the new condo. But the sun is shining. I’ve got the windows open and blinds open to brighten up the place. It’s still a…

How to tell if a person is a narcissist

A discussion popped up on Reddit today and it got me thinking about my most recent ex-love Trigger. That’s not my nickname for him. That’s what he called himself online if you can believe that. The discussion was about a certain politician that many of us in Alberta have come to loathe. On the day…

Anxieties and letting go

It’s a double posting kind of day. Honestly, the days are so long with being off work that I get lost in my own head a bit too much. The one way to get out of my head, is to write everything down. Which is esentially – why I started this blog last spring. The…

Living Well: Coping with anger

For many years, especially in my twenties, I struggled with anger issues from past traumatic experiences. It took me a long time, nearly twenty years to be exact, to finally open up to someone I trusted about my experiences of sexual abuse and abusive partnerships. The first person I told my entire story to was…