Thank you for being here with me on this journey of joy and well-being… growing into the full color spectrum of who we are each born to be. Thank you for receiving my contributions of blog post writings and videos. Your presence brings a sense of meaning to my life and for this, I am … More Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to You!
I grew up in Miami, a city where swimming is a regular past-time and where surviving undercurrents in the Atlantic Ocean is a regular part of swimming lessons. When overwhelming emotions take over, they can feel like an undercurrent, a riptide. That’s what trauma is – overwhelming sensations that make you feel paralyzed. If you … More Embracing Trauma: From surviving to surfing. Ride the tide, there is ecstasy on the other side!
Do you feel stuck to someone (friend, lover, boss, family) who’s bad for you? The word DISGUST has gotten my attention recently. It’s a core human sensation that can provide HUGE breakthroughs in the areas of emotional trauma, abuse and toxic shame. But hardly anyone talks about it. I’ll have to provide context to get … More How to stop believing in assholes and start protecting yourself from disgusting behavior (with short asides on envy and OCD)
Hey! Should Healing Fairy Tales be called Hairy Tales? If this video resonates with you, I want you to know you are not alone. There are so many blooming misfits in the world these days, and it’s your turn now. Watch a video introduction to creating your own BLOOMING MISFITS conversation here: https://joybasedliving.com/bloomingmisfits/ Get your copy … More Black Crayon Boy – a Healing Fairy Tale for Blooming Misfits #cptsr #cptsd #codependency
Do haters influence how you feel about yourself, about others or even about life itself? Do haters slow you down, suffocate your energy or stop you from doing what you love? Don’t give them that power. Fortify yourself. Use the experience as an opportunity to amplify your SUPERPOWER: Your bold, brash unconditional ACCEPTANCE. Acceptance of them … More Do haters slow you down or affect your mood? Use your superpower to WIN – with LOVE. #cptsr #cptsd #codependency
When you regularly feel confused, overwhelmed, disconnected-from-self, or a bit too crazy after spending time with the same person – consider the idea that it’s not you – maybe, just maybe – it’s them. (Search terms: cognitive dissonance and double-binds). Maybe said person is doing it on purpose, maybe she’s not. Maybe he’s got mental … More Affirmations for dealing with people who overwhelm you #cptsr #cptsd #codependency
Congratulations to us for keeping this conversation alive – about Joy-Based Living, and about developing mindsets where joy can thrive! One would think – I used to think – that a conversation about JOY would be lighthearted and easygoing… but surprisingly… it often takes quite a bit of courage! Why? Because we have to let … More We just reached 100! Thank you!!