"'No' is a complete sentence" - Anne Lamont. Boundaries are all the rage these days. You might even call them “trending.” But setting effective boundaries that still honor your relationships is TOUGH. Boundaries aren’t cute or easy and they can call on us to dig into our deepest pain and break old people pleasing patterns … Continue reading What the hell are boundaries? Blog by Gwynaedd Howdyshell
6 Steps to Take When You Make a Mistake
When was the last time you made a really bad mistake? A week ago? Yesterday? Two minutes ago? We are all human and we all make mistakes. If you have a hard time owning when you make a mistake, it is likely that you were overly criticized, over-powered or expected to be perfect to feel … Continue reading 6 Steps to Take When You Make a Mistake
10 Sustainable, Life-Changing Intentions for 2018
https://youtu.be/Hnb0ZtftIs4 New Year’s has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the idea of a fresh start and a reset button. So many of us start the year off with resolutions that inevitably peter out come February. Sometimes setting simple, one-word intentions can be a more sustainable way to check-in with our selves … Continue reading 10 Sustainable, Life-Changing Intentions for 2018
Beyond a Gratitude Practice: Some paths need more than a positive attitude
Thanksgiving, a time for yoga teachers, therapists and the Oprah’s of the world to do their yearly classes, blogs and specials on the importance of a gratitude practice. Gratitude is a powerful force in our lives that can help shift our focus away from the negative AND it can be complicated and nuanced, especially if … Continue reading Beyond a Gratitude Practice: Some paths need more than a positive attitude
“Am I a Terrible Person?” What happens when Grieving a Toxic Relationship.
Maybe you grew up with a parent that wasn’t always there for you or was maybe abusive or neglectful in some way. Maybe you have loved someone that struggles with addiction and as a result has lied to you or stolen from you or just plain hurt you. Maybe you have had a partner cheat … Continue reading “Am I a Terrible Person?” What happens when Grieving a Toxic Relationship.
How to Not Lose Your Sh*t With Your Kids (Part 2)
https://youtu.be/IGKL0KtNONk It is inevitable- we all blow our tops, flip our lids, go off and down right lose our sh*t with our kids from time to time. If you’re like me an inevitable shit storm of shame usually follows and I am left with the words “BAD MOM!” rolling around in my head. Here’s a … Continue reading How to Not Lose Your Sh*t With Your Kids (Part 2)
Tattoo Therapy? Oh Yeah- It’s a Thing
Tattoo Therapy? Oh Yeah- It’s a Thing. I guess you can’t have a blog called “Cultivate Your Inner Badass” without having at least one post on the healing power of tattoos. I was in yoga the other day and noticed that nearly everyone in the class had some kind of body art. As I pressed … Continue reading Tattoo Therapy? Oh Yeah- It’s a Thing