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The Shadow Self and Close Relationships

The Shadow Self and Close Relationships

A conversation with a friend today inspired me to share my understanding of why our ‘shadow’ qualities get triggered when we are in a relationship with others and what we can do to grow beyond them. Let’s take close relationships – marriage, friendships, partnerships. Why do our very close ones – our partners who we used to love so much seem to trigger the worst in us? Why do we love this person that pays no attention to us, but all into our friend instead? Why do some couples look so odd, yet seem so happy and harmonious? It feels…

Putting on weight? Coronavirus to blame? Or, maybe, there is something else at play?

Putting on weight? Coronavirus to blame? Or, maybe, there is something else at play?

Quite a few people have told me that they’ve been putting on weight recently as they found themselves locked-down during this Coronavirus pandemic. Actually, many. For all obvious reasons, coronavirus situation seems like a legitimate reason, but it’s only an effect, not the cause of our weight troubles, myself including. Numerologically, the earth has entered year four of its current 9-year cycle. It’s a trough year – a year of consolidation and rest. The earth is resting, consolidating and integrating the changes of the past years and preparing for a new leap. People, who have also hit a low in…

The Top 5 Essential Oils for Anxiety

Eugenie Young | Depression Stress Anxiety Mental Health Wellbeing Psychotherapy Counselling Coaching

What Are The Best Essential Oils for Anxiety? Anxiety is a harsh fight to face each day, which makes knowing natural solutions, such as the use of essential oil blends, essential (if you’ll pardon the pun). Recently, a 2014 study was conducted by the American College of Healthcare Sciences on 58 hospice patients. Their hands were massaged once per day for a week, some using a blend of essential oils in 1.5 percent dilution, mixed with a carrier (sweet almond) oil, and some with carrier oil alone. The blend consisted of the following essential oils in equal measure: bergamot, frankincense…