Great presentation! Bravo Brené!! I love this: “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion because you were being brave, I am not interested in or open to your opinion about my work.” Hell Yeah!!! “There are millions of cheap seats in the arena. . . don’t pull that stuff from the cheap seats … More Brene Brown Kicks Ass on Netflix – GO GIRL!
Ambition seems to be a touchy word in our culture, as though it means you’re selfish, self-centered, or greedy. I don’t think any of these things are true. I think ambition means that you’re taking yourself and your gifts and your contribution seriously. In yesterday’s post, I shared a poster titled “From Powerblind to Running … More If trauma narrows our vision, does ambition widen it?
Richard Grannon, a fellow youtuber who helps people heal from CPTSD/CPTSR, used the word “powerblind” the other day to describe people whose unprocessed trauma keeps them stuck in their old story, preventing them from moving forward. The metaphor struck me as RIGHT ON, and I ran with it. Whenever I think of Joy-Based Living, I … More From Powerblind to Running Free (poster)
Finding healthy power and balance after emotional trauma* can be tricky because there is a tendency to go back to what’s familiar which isn’t necessarily what’s healthy! The Goldilocks fairy tale offers a great metaphor that can help you find your way. “This porridge is too cold, this one is too hot… and this one … More Goldilocks and the 3 Levels of Power
No pressure to perform Easy just to be Simply enjoying the moment You and me – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Much love, Happy D!
I have thoroughly enjoyed a glorious flurry of color, friendship and joy over the last few days. There is just nothing in the world like a close and dear friend, especially in the springtime. Each outing feels like a celebration or a party, even if we’re just going to pick up dog food from the store! … More Springtime and Friendship and Healing
The purpose of an embodiment meditation is to help center yourself in your body. It’s very helpful to do just prior to engaging a meaningful conversation. You can do the meditation by yourself, or with a person who is about to join you in the conversation. You can even start a meeting with it. It’s … More Embodiment Meditation 4-8-19
Inner prisons are made of learned lock-downs to emotions that were once deemed unacceptable. As children, if we were punished or rejected (or if we witnessed others being punished or rejected) for expressing a particular emotion, we learned to shut-down those unacceptable things, and seal them tight. I find it easy to imagine an innocent … More Chocolate Walls – Reparenting with Warmth and Mercy
A few months ago, I purchased InvisiblesAnonymous.com after beginning to understand the prevalence of loneliness, trauma, and the healing power of truly being seen. Yesterday, I felt inspired to write this short essay and it was so juicy good that I wanted it to have its own unique URL: https://joybasedliving.com/invisiblesanonymous/. Fortunately, I am not invisible … More Invisibility Exacerbates Trauma – Let Yourself Be Seen
This was so flippin’ fun! Enjoy! Glenda’s info: http://gclemens.com FB: @AuthorGlendaClemens