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
At home, at work, as you’re going about your day… How well do you tend to notice and spotlight your gorgeous attention toward what’s right? This simple skill is loaded with Joy-Power. LOADED, I tell you! I challenge you to practice this skill… I dare you to make it a lifestyle. The little things ARE … More Spotlight What’s Right: JOY-POWER
(click to enlarge) Every single day, it seems, I receive a very personal message from someone who is working through and breaking through some really deep stuff. While this thrills me to no end, I know there are so many others who are facing the same experiences, and this is inspiring me to launch a … More TEA TIME coming soon!
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
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)
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)
Linda Kohanov’s timeless yet pioneering insights about horses, people, equine therapy and leadership, are simply outstanding. I am constantly amazed and delighted by the little pieces of trivia about horses that can be applied to our daily lives. Here’s a little taste. Much love, HappyD!
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
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?