Brene Brown Kicks Ass on Netflix – GO GIRL!

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!

If trauma narrows our vision, does ambition widen it?

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?

Chocolate Walls – Reparenting with Warmth and Mercy

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

Invisibility Exacerbates Trauma – Let Yourself Be Seen

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