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)
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
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
Being seen. Deep friendship. Everyday validations, for one’s feelings, needs and desires; naturally reciprocated, given and received. I wish you oxygen, and friendship, and love. Happy D!
“In how many ways do I torture myself? Oh, let me count the ways!” I had so much fun making this video… there’s something about pet peeves that tickles my funny bone! Hope it tickles yours too! What are some of your joy-thieving habits? They can be behaviors, but thoughts or feelings can be included … More Stop Chasing Pennies – and other annoying joy-thieving habits
A couple of days after recording this video, I was enjoying a podcast by Seth Godin and he shared 2 idea-gems that I’d like to share with you: Keep reminding people that the story we tell ourselves matters (AMEN!) You gotta show up. I’m not gonna let you hide. (AMEN AND AMEN!) Shine it, sweetheart! … More Stop dimming YOUR VOICE – on minimizing, misogyny, microphones and overcoming deep-seated fears
A friend asked me to define toxic shame. I didn’t have to search far once I put Christine Canonville‘s name in the search. Here’s a meme just for you. Worth healing? I say, Hell yes! Onward, friends! Happy D!