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Posts by Victoria Albina

Be Your Own Watcher

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is about getting present to what is and accepting life on life’s terms. It’s about getting in touch with ourselves and the world around us in new and deeper ways. And it’s about creating cognitive distance between ourselves and our thoughts. This lets us ask the simple question, does this thought I’m having serve…

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Ep #35: Thinking

Last week, we talked about the importance of showing up for your self-care from a loving place. I’ve had many clients in the past who show up saying they want to lose 10 pounds. We work together and they lose that weight. But then their target weight drops another five pounds, and the cycle goes…

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Ep #34: Self-Care

The topic of self-care is so prevalent in our culture right now, and it’s being marketed to us in a thousand ways. We all absolutely deserve self-care, but what I see is a confused message and understanding of what it truly means. You might think of a bubble bath, getting a manicure, or going out…

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Ep #33: Direct and Indirect Communication

We’ve been talking about communication in the last few episodes, and today we’re touching on a communication habit that I see so many clients struggle with. Many of us don’t know how to switch from indirect to direct communication, and I’m constantly trying to shift my own communication patterns (with lots of self-compassion, of course) to…

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Ep #32: How We Communicate with Ourselves

How we talk to ourselves impacts how we see the world and our place in it. Unsurprisingly, most of us are walking around with self-talk that’s not serving us, often stemming from thought patterns we picked up as children or from difficult past experiences. By replaying these negative tapes in our minds – “I’m not…

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Communication with Self

Thank you for joining me for the this episode of Feminist Wellness. I am excited to be here and excited to help you take back your health; not just to Band-Aid your symptoms, but to get at the root causes. The good news is I’ve been where you are and I know that transformative life healing change is possible… yes, my love, even for you.

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Ep #31: Communication

Communication. It’s a relatively plain-sounding word for something that encompasses so much of what we humans spend our time, energy, and thoughts on! Because communication is such a core part of what we do to connect with ourselves and other humans, I wanted to dedicate a three-part series to the topic. So keep your eyes…

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Ep #30: Healing Codependent Habits

Building on last week’s episode about codependency, today we’re talking about codependent thinking – a thought pattern that grows out of this behavior and shapes our relationship to ourselves and others – and how to move out of those patterns. When our brains are used to codependent thinking, we’re used to hanging our self-worth and…

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Ep #29: Codependent Thinking

Connection is a vital ingredient for a healthy, happy human life. Our relationships with others can be uplifting and fun in good times and safe havens in tougher ones. But it’s important to remember that relationships of all types should consist of autonomous people coming together to respect and support each other – rather than…

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Ep #28: Giving Emotional Consent

Last week, we talked about emotional consent and why asking people if they want your input before speaking can be such a supportive practice. Building on that, today we’re talking about the opposite side of this interaction and being the person who’s sharing. If your conversational partner asks you for emotional consent before sharing their…

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