Understanding Our Triggers

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on December 1, 2022 in stress triggers No Comments

Most people spend a LOT of time creating complex and complicated rituals in an attempt to avoid being triggered or have their wounds poked. Unfortunately, the stress that often compounds from trying to navigate and avoid emotional stress triggers actually just makes us feel worse. Additional stress = nervous system spike = feeling worse. Working

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Being overly busy is a trauma response

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on November 29, 2022 in stress No Comments

“I will feel better if/when _____ happens” “I’ll be able to rest and relax if/when ____ happens” “I just need _____ to happen and then I’ll be/feel okay” Do any of those phrases sound familiar? Those are some of the natural bi-product thoughts that come from being hyper-vigilant. The trouble is, once one thing is

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Why Urgency is a Liar

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on November 25, 2022 in fear life coaching No Comments

When it comes down to it, very few things are actually urgent. If we are feeling a sense of urgency to respond or take immediate action, it’s always worth checking in with ourselves and calming our nervous system down. If you typically experience anxiety, stress or indecisiveness (often a side effect of anxiety) consider that

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It’s Okay to say NO

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on November 20, 2022 in life coaching self-care No Comments

Staying around something that makes you feel like sh*t until you’re able to tolerate it doesn’t yield any accolades. It just means you’ve gotten used to having a stress response. And it’s part of the old toughen up/just put up with it programming that is antiquated at best and abusive at worst. It’s okay to

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Choosing Courage over Fear

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on November 16, 2022 in fear life coaching No Comments

When our mind’s shift into comparison mode, we can be certain that fear is at the wheel. Comparison is fear’s henchman, scanning the world to find ways to make us feel small, unworthy, and behind in our life trajectory. And what an effective henchman it is! It’s effective in paralyzing us so we chase other

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Posted by Katie Kovaleski on August 31, 2020 in life coaching No Comments

I firmly believe that we create the reality we live in and experience through our thoughts, words, beliefs and actions. Being in a bit of a total life detox over the last 6 weeks has been blissful in hindsight and had moments when I felt like I was walking blind folded, barefoot, on broken glass.

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On Balance: The Warrior/Buddha

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on August 23, 2020 in life coaching No Comments

Warrior/Buddha. Part of my human design is to embody both and learning to balance both, at the same time, has been a lesson in patience. I’ve wanted for some time to learn how to get realllllly good at setting & honoring compassionate boundaries. It wasn’t something I had ever been taught to do; either I

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On Science meeting Spirituality

Posted by Katie Kovaleski on August 17, 2020 in life coaching No Comments

I love science AND spirituality. They go hand in hand for me. ❤️ I love and have so much gratitude for all the amazing things I learned in Graduate School about the mind and family/emotional systems. AND the last 5 years of focusing on and using holistic tools is what really allowed me to feel

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