Do Broken People Raise Broken People?
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Do Broken People Raise Broken People?

“Hurt people, hurt people. Healed people, heal people.” I’m not sure whose quote this is. When I searched online, I found that no one’s really sure of its exact origin, plus the quote that most people use is “hurt people, hurt people”. They miss out on the second part, which in my opinion, renders the…

What To Do When You’re Hurting Inside? (Part 2)
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What To Do When You’re Hurting Inside? (Part 2)

“And a woman spoke, saying, “Tell us of Pain.”And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.” – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet (Knopf, 1923) The hurt of emotional pain can become unhealthy, and unbearable, if not worked within an effective way that enables us to understand it, process it, and…

What To Do When You’re Hurting Inside? (Part 1)
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What To Do When You’re Hurting Inside? (Part 1)

When I came across this question on multiple platforms, a part of me wished there was one single thing I could share with those struggling with this internal hurt that would resolve it for them. A silver bullet. Alas, just like werewolves, silver bullets are a myth! So then what do you do when you’re…

How Long Does Emotional Pain Last?
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How Long Does Emotional Pain Last?

If you’re hurting emotionally, or have been in emotional pain for some time – and if you have similar patterns to what I used to have – chances are the emotional pain you’re experiencing might feel all-encompassing. Frankly, at this moment, that probably is your truth – the hurt, the pain, is so intense that…

Why Do I Feel Bad When I Set Boundaries?
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Why Do I Feel Bad When I Set Boundaries?

If you engage in any kind of inner-work – emotions, relationships, your relationship with yourself, limiting beliefs, etc. – you’ll come across the concept of “boundary setting”. From coaching to therapy, everyone talks about boundaries and how they’re good for you. Then, why do we feel bad for setting boundaries?! I’ve heard time, and again,…

Why Do I Feel Guilty When I Get Angry?
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Why Do I Feel Guilty When I Get Angry?

Anger struggles are more common than you’d think. Anger, guilt, shame, embarrassment, humiliation, helplessness, frustration – these emotions often accompany each other in various permutations & combinations. I know I sometimes feel guilty as soon as I get angry. However, there are various puzzle pieces in this Anger-Guilt cycle which begs to look at subtle…

How Do I Start Reparenting Myself?
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How Do I Start Reparenting Myself?

I believe reparenting can be an extremely valuable skill in any inner-healing journey. What is reparenting? Why is it needed? Who needs it? How do I reparent myself? All of this, and more (like the origins of the reparenting framework, & the challenges of using reparenting as a self-help modality), is explained in this article….

Can You Heal Past Traumas In A Relationship?
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Can You Heal Past Traumas In A Relationship?

Should you be in a relationship when you have unresolved trauma? Should you be in a relationship with someone who has unresolved trauma? Is it possible to have a healthy relationship when one or both people have unresolved trauma? Can you heal your past trauma while you’re in a relationship? These are some critical questions,…

High Achieving Women In Relationships
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High Achieving Women In Relationships

Over the last decade of having worked with several high-achieving women struggling in relationships, both, personal & professional, I decided to interview 50 such women who were action-oriented problem solvers battling their emotions & their entanglements. This article focuses on the findings from my (ongoing) qualitative (interview-based) research on High Achieving Women in Relationships, and…