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

4 disconnections worth healing – Gabor Mate wisdom

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

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)

Set Your Standards – Connection Perfection Freedom to Love – 1 min video

Any time you feel the need to decrease perfection and increase connection, just press play! Thanks so much for all the great feedback on the post which I wrote for Mother’s Day. You inspired me to turn it into a video. It’s short and sweet and I made it more general so it’s for any day! … More Set Your Standards – Connection Perfection Freedom to Love – 1 min video

Emotional neglect or abandonment – name it so you can tame it (CPTSD/ CPTSR)

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)

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?