Thank you, George. You give me hope! This is exactly how I feel. Truth and laughter. Ridiculousness and empowerment. A look in the mirror with compassion. So grateful! Much love, Happy D! For more info about CPTSR/ CPTSD/ codependency/ co-narcissism, just enter any of those terms in the search bar (in the website footer) at … More George Carlin on PTSD – 2 min funny man rant
I’m going to post videos in the upcoming days which will include this graphic. Since my day today is jam packed with joy, I’m going to ignore the perfectionism that’s knocking at my door and simply post the image without a video. (OMG and the world didn’t stop turning and the bird didn’t stop chirping!) … More CPTSR
I never know how a joke is going to land, especially when it’s from the depths of healing things like toxic shame. So when I get a response like this one (below) from someone I adore (who rarely if ever drops f-bombs)… well, I just get so excited! Cheers! HappyD!
Blame is so uncool. So wrong. So bad. So unprofessional un-spiritual unhealthy undeserved. BUT – take care – unhealed blame can ferment into toxic shame. This post is an invitation to process the blame that lives in you (that you may even hide from yourself) so you can set yourself free from self-abandonment and emotional … More How to heal inner blame. #trauma #CPTSD #codependency #teatime #PeteWalker
At the heart of codependency is a belief that YOU are somehow responsible for someone else’s happiness EVEN WHEN they are old enough to take responsibility for their own – but they don’t. They prefer to put it on you. If you have taken it on – (maybe you were too young to say no, … More Say Goodbye to Beasts of Burden – Yippee-Ki-yay! (codependency, CPTSD, CPTSR)
I know – 2 blog posts in 1 day? Yup! I’m comin’ out of a pollen-induced stupor (over the last couple of weeks… OY!) and it’s SOOOOOOO juicy good to feel ALIVE!!! If you’re out there – contributing – being authentic – making courageous attempts to be a force of good in the world – … More Trolls – 56 second message
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
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 a web domain called InvisiblesAnonymous. After posting this video and re-listening to it… I am wondering about possibilities for the domain… what could it be? how could it best serve invisibles? Hmmm… Creating, contributing and loving my life. Wishing you the bestest of the mostest, 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