“If you bring forth what is within you,
What you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you,
What you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
~ The Gospel of Thomas


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  • Until recently, no one knew who I was- including me.

    I personally have been betraying myself since childhood. Taught to bend to the will of those on whom I felt dependent for survival, I have suppressed my nature in order to fit in. Navigating the world from masks and pretenses, I have betrayed everyone else with whom I was in relationships, whether romantic or professional. […]

  • Which parts of yourself are you trying to divorce?

    It’s easier to project our pain on others, blame them for our feelings, our discomfort, our predicament, wishing they’d change.

  • Changing the toxic internal dialogue and forgiving yourself

    Let’s start by changing our toxic internal dialogue. Cultivate forgiveness and compassion for ourselves first. Face and heal our wounds. Accept the natural shapes of our bodies in full appreciation of the myriad of functions they perform to make our lives possible. Take up space. Respect ourselves enough to slow down the overdoing and listen […]

  • When we are triggered in relationships we tend to blame the other person for the strong emotions we are feeling.

    When we are triggered in relationships we tend to blame the other person for the strong emotions we are feeling. Yes, we are reacting to something that was said or done and it feels like the other person was the cause of this. What is actually being activated in our body is the adaptation to […]

  • The process of unlearning to be the good girl is the process of reconnecting to our power center

    Conditioned from childhood to repress parts of ourselves for nourishment. Food, care, attention – we find it quite normal to continue repressing our true nature for “nourishment” as grownups. When we are disconnected from our power center, intuitive knowing and self-esteem, we are not aware that we can respond to our own needs. Whether in […]

  • The dangers of hierarchy with which most of us grew up.

    When we teach our children that someone else is more important, stands above them hierarchically, or that other people’s needs, desires, or wishes take precedence over their own, we set them up for a lifetime of helplessness, unworthiness, and inadequacy. Children who are raised to give their power away to some displaced authority figure learn […]

  • Behind every smiley family picture there are untold stories of trauma, secrets and pain.

    Family life is not a perpetual state of bliss. But it is difficult to normalize the complexity. I still feel “wrong” when it’s not perfect sometimes. Like I did not do enough. Although I also know that I couldn’t possibly do any more.

  • My choices have brought me where I am today

    On August 19, 1990 I got married. I met the man who’ll become my husband in August 1988. I had just turned 22 that August. Just like my eldest daughter is now : 22. Just like my daughter now I had just finished University and moved from Boston to NYC. Just like my eldest daughter […]

  • Everything I do, I do for me

    Somewhere down the line of family life we lose the “we” and become me vs you. We become two warring camps, vigilantly keeping track of who does what, always feeling like we are doing too much, and they not enough. Through the endless duties and overwhelm of family life, we lose track of why we decided to do this in the first place. Losing the sense that we are a team is the source of so much of our resentment, frustration and sadness. Awakening toward self-responsibility has helped me remember why I do what I do.

  • "Just read your article, Love from Another is Unsustainable, in Elephant Journal. Wish this was taught in high school, it’s what I’ve tried telling people for years. But you said it so very clearly. Thanks for your work."

    - Mel S

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  • "Galina’s words have resonated with me since the first time I found her writings. I feel that she is a beautiful soul that has a lot of wisdom and insight to share."

    - Dawn L

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  • "First as a reader only and after as a client, I felt Galina is real and raw about her struggles, her healing and her growth. By allowing us to see her brave practices of authenticity, vulnerability and self-responsibility, she reveals her strength and inspires us to stay true to ourselves, while paving our own path to inner fulfillment"

    - Eroica van Langen

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  • "Galina, I must tell you I had tears running down my face while editing your article. Your writing really does cut to the heart of womanhood and motherhood."

    - Khara-Jade Warren

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  • "Galina is an extremely articulate speaker who courageously brings a wealth of personal life experience to the stage. Speaking from her own lived experience she creates rapport and engagement with the audience while providing valuable life lessons in carving our own path."

    - Miroslav Petrovic, Embodied Speaking Training

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  • "Interviewing Galina is an exploration of themes that we struggle to put words to. Her compassionate approach to life and relationships is expressed succinctly through a deep expertise, born of personal and professional experience. It has been my pleasure to connect my community with Galina’s wise words."

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  • "Galina’s voice is strikingly unique, particularly in the feminist space. Her words carry the weight of deep self-enquiry and hard-won truth. She offers the reader a bracingly fresh perspective on relationships, femininity, empowerment, and self-responsibility. The revelations she unearths are often profoundly uncomfortable in their clarity but strangely comforting to finally hear spoken out loud. She cuts right through our layers of conditioning to the heart of the female experience."

    - Khara-Jade Warren, Editor