Waterloo station, 1998

Flor Taboada Healing, Love, Relationships

LONDON It was a warm, sunny evening. I only had a suitcase 🧳 but that’s all I needed. I was excited and looking forward to my new life in a foreign country whose language I hardly spoke.  I had left Madrid 2 weeks before. I had decided to have my hair cut really short and, on my way to my new life, …

The silent pain of heartbreak

Flor Taboada blog, Emotional healing, Healing, Heartbreak, Self-care

I think the challenges that a heartbreak brings are underestimated. We do not talk about it much. Often well intentioned and caring friends and family will give us advice and try to cheer us up so we can get over it as soon as possible. Breakups happen to anyone but that doesn’t make them less painful or challenging. And we …

Don’t get over it

Flor Taboada blog, Healing, Heartbreak, Self-care

I totally get that you want to get over your heartbreak as soon as possible. But I’m so glad I simply didn’t get OVER mine, as I had done before. It was a “through” rather than an “over” I’m grateful that I followed that inner voice that told me to do things differently. Because the voice was right. It was …

Addicted to him? Your body says so

Flor Taboada blog, Breakup, Divorce, Emotional healing, Healing, Heartbreak, Lovingkindness, Relationships, Self-care, Self-esteem

You miss him and it really hurts. You are totally overwhelmed with feelings of sadness, grief, confusion, anger at times and even suicidal despair, to name a few.  The emotional challenges that a breakup or a divorce bring are countless.  And the pain is real.  So real that it can be seen on brain scans.  Seriously.  Brain studies done on …

In the aftermath of a breakup, be there for yourself

Flor Taboada blog, Emotional healing, Healing, Heartbreak, Lovingkindness, Self-care, Support

Don’t waste your time trying to change others Or fighting with the reality of your life. You cannot change others but you can change the way you relate with yourself. Today, right now, in this very moment, you can choose acceptance over denial You can choose loving-kindness over hard judgement. You can choose to acknowledge even if just one thing …