Pop yourself out of emotional flashbacks and back into the present moment #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

You are Love. Imagine yourself popping bubble wrap each time you look at this mantra symbol! You’ll pop yourself back into the present moment each time you remind yourself that you are safe, right here, right now, in this present moment! Pop! Pop! pop! The image above shows an improved version of the mantra symbol … More Pop yourself out of emotional flashbacks and back into the present moment #cptsr #cptsd #codependency

I just received this gorgeous letter

A few days ago, a woman whom I had never met reaches out to me at Instagram. Turns out she’s from Vienna and she’s a close friend of my dear friend Natascha. Her name is Heidi. She tagged me in a comment and “casually” mentioned that my book SANCTUARY changed her life. I was physically … More I just received this gorgeous letter

Do I like making people feel uncomfortable? No not really – but …

Do I like making people feel uncomfortable? No not really – but … Hiding my truth is way too fucking exhausting. Plus, expressing my truth attracts my true peeps to me. A few people recently left my Instagram page because my messages pushed their buttons. My messages are about radical self-acceptance and self-love. They’re about … More Do I like making people feel uncomfortable? No not really – but …

Another awesome SANCTUARY testimonial

“I kept attracting relationships and people into my life (personally and professionally) who would take way more than they would give and where I would give way more than I would take. SANCTUARY immediately showed me the main holes in my healing journey. I can now see exactly what steps to take next in order … More Another awesome SANCTUARY testimonial

Elizabeth Gilbert on Mario Martinez: BEWARE OF TRIBAL SHAME!

I read this about 5 years ago and found it to be so helpful that I read it every few months and send it to all my clients. Liz is the author of Eat Pray Love and other great books. She had just learned about Mario Martinez’ work around the same time I did. Elizabeth … More Elizabeth Gilbert on Mario Martinez: BEWARE OF TRIBAL SHAME!

Processing anger – and sadness and impatience, too #exittheloop

Remember these guys from the movie MULAN? I love how the little guy expresses his anger. And how the big guy holds him. Debbie Happy Cohen, author and coach, is also the founder of Joy-Based Living. Her Master’s Degree is in counseling, specializing in family systems, healing emotional trauma, and practical spirituality. Also affectionately known … More Processing anger – and sadness and impatience, too #exittheloop

Touchstones to Sanity Part 2 – we are here for you – Episode 32 #lioness

We love being touchstones to sanity for you. Is there anything we can do to help you become a touchstone to sanity in your world? In response to Juli’s poignant compliment about how Michele and I are offering touchstones of sanity through our podcast and through these blog posts, we wanted to discuss how we … More Touchstones to Sanity Part 2 – we are here for you – Episode 32 #lioness

Do you ever space out? How are you dealing with uncertainty, sadness, grief? Episode 28

Michele and I are wishing you much love and well-being today and always. May you and your loved ones feel as safe as this sweet little snoring bird. Podcast Episode 28: Topics mentioned:  Spacing out, la la land, daydreaming, positives and negatives Secret Life of Walter Mitty with Ben Stiller Being present, recognizing dissociation Emotional … More Do you ever space out? How are you dealing with uncertainty, sadness, grief? Episode 28

Eradicate self-judgment – Negotiate for Joy – Embrace your true power

In any negotiation, I always desire and imagine and aim for the very best and highest joy for each person. And when someone I care about is struggling with something, nothing matters more to me than their greatest joy. This doesn’t mean that they will always get exactly what they want from me or from … More Eradicate self-judgment – Negotiate for Joy – Embrace your true power