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!
I don’t normally post other people’s videos here at the JBL blog, but this 5 minutes with Dr. Gabor Maté is awesome and it’s what we’re standing for at JBL … We are wired for connection, especially in these 4 core areas: WE are so worth our very own time, energy, attention and effort. Let’s … More 4 disconnections worth healing – Gabor Mate wisdom
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!
Inspired and empowered relationships begin with your relationship with you. You can do this. You’re worth it. I want you to let your brightest light shine, to contribute the best in you… no matter what anyone else thinks about you! Our world needs your light, and so do you :-). When you let it shine, you … More Emotional neglect or abandonment – name it so you can tame it (CPTSD/ CPTSR)
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?
Healing Complex PTSD is basically a gentle yet firm practice of removing the blinders that keep you in a state of “hypervigilant focus” for survival, which keeps one scanning their environment for what could or might go wrong. Healing CPTSD is the removal of a fear-based outlook so one can enjoy the beauty, wonder, magic … More Jonathan Livingston Seagull vs CPTSD