When championing yourself triggers trauma #triumph #TEATIME #codependency #CPTSD #CPTSR – every #Coach #Therapist #Healer should know this

ONGOING SELF-COMPASSION is a powerful catalyst for trans-MUTING the voice of a tyrannical inner critic who was born out of internalized TOXIC SHAME. I didn’t mention it in the video because it was already loaded with so much juicy-juice, but I wanted to invite you to use self-compassion as an inner backdrop while watching the … More When championing yourself triggers trauma #triumph #TEATIME #codependency #CPTSD #CPTSR – every #Coach #Therapist #Healer should know this

3 questions to ask yourself to determine the severity of your post traumatic stress

You are so worthy of your own healing… you are so worthy of waking up to your own peace and joy. Trauma is one tough topic but I believe it can be a powerful gateway to deep and lasting healing. You are so very worth it. Good on ya! Much love, HappyD! ps. Thank you, … More 3 questions to ask yourself to determine the severity of your post traumatic stress

Advice for walking through Pete Walker’s Books – CPTSD and Tao of Fully Feeling

I just received messages from 2 wonderful people who reached out to me for support while spending time in Pete Walker’s books. (THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH ME SO I COULD SERVE YOU IN-THE-MOMENT!!!) I created this 2 minute video for them. I’m posting it publicly because I am absolutely sure some of … More Advice for walking through Pete Walker’s Books – CPTSD and Tao of Fully Feeling

Bring YOU to your next interaction (Embodiment Meditation May 17 2019)

Your presence is your greatest present. Time and attention are the most highly valued gifts you can bring to any meaningful interaction. (Or receive!) Your high quality attention is worthy of anyone you love and care about, including yourself. That’s who this embodiment meditation practice is for. I invite you to take six and a half … More Bring YOU to your next interaction (Embodiment Meditation May 17 2019)

Dear Friend, Your advice was great – but there’s a tyrant in my brain (codependency/ CPTSD/ CPTSR/ emotional abuse)

This letter started out as an essay from the perspective of someone who suffers with severe codependency issues. Someone who’s been targeted by a narcissist (aka co-narcissist) typically suffers with severe codependency issues. I want to acknowledge that up front so that you can easily recognize such a person – and thereby increase your ability to … More Dear Friend, Your advice was great – but there’s a tyrant in my brain (codependency/ CPTSD/ CPTSR/ emotional abuse)

The Big Love in Me and in You – with quote by Louise Hay

If the love in me (or you) wasn’t so big great magnanimous huge plentiful and powerful (like the ocean), then putting the brakes on it (which is what emotional abuse and/ or neglect/ CPTSD/ CPTSR feels like) would not ever hurt. There is always present in each of us a fullness of love longing to … More The Big Love in Me and in You – with quote by Louise Hay

Why I love Oscar the Grouch – and is Sesame Street really a show about practicing Mindfulness?

I love love love Oscar the Grouch. Always have. Always will. I love that he is who he is. And I LOOOVE that he is accepted and loved in his curmudgeon-ness. To me, joy is most alive – and has the most spacious room to expand – in environments where all parts of ourselves are … More Why I love Oscar the Grouch – and is Sesame Street really a show about practicing Mindfulness?