Brene Brown Kicks Ass on Netflix – GO GIRL!

Great presentation! Bravo Brené!! I love this: “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion because you were being brave, I am not interested in or open to your opinion about my work.” Hell Yeah!!! “There are millions of cheap seats in the arena. . . don’t pull that stuff from the cheap seats … More Brene Brown Kicks Ass on Netflix – GO GIRL!

Can co-dependency be cured? Here’s my experience of Richard Grannon’s stellar roadmap out of hell (CPTSD CPTSR).

I highly recommend that if you choose to listen to this video, you create a space where you can truly be present. In your body. Not distracted. It’s not a light-listen. I attempted to condense very deep information while integrating some of my own story. You deserve to feel AMAZING. Your freedom. Your joy. Is … More Can co-dependency be cured? Here’s my experience of Richard Grannon’s stellar roadmap out of hell (CPTSD CPTSR).

My sweet auntie dropped an f-bomb (Brene Brown gives a thumbs up!)

Son of a biscuit! Leave it to beaver! Shut the front door! These toned-down-socially-acceptable-expletives are satisfying to some degree. But when you’ve got a lot of energy and passion – and you’re from New York – and you were born with a sailor-mouth – those phrases only carry you so far. Sometimes a good ‘ole … More My sweet auntie dropped an f-bomb (Brene Brown gives a thumbs up!)

What is Complex PTSD? CPTSD definition (healing from emotional abuse or toxic shame) (reference for therapists, coaches and clients) (CPTS-R)

Now that I’m moving the CPTSD conversation from “an aside” to a main topic in this here blog, I figured it’s time for a good ole definition.  Or Three. But first, a metaphor Race horses wear cheek pieces called blinders or blinkers that keep their vision focused forward and protect their eyes from dirt and mud. This is a … More What is Complex PTSD? CPTSD definition (healing from emotional abuse or toxic shame) (reference for therapists, coaches and clients) (CPTS-R)

What would you do if you absolutely knew this to be true?

There’s a popular question asked among personal development leaders which I have tried to engage but it always stopped short for me. Although I really like the “edginess” of the question and the fact that it challenges a person into upgrading their life, its power always felt too harsh to me. The question is: “What … More What would you do if you absolutely knew this to be true?

Are You Worth Fighting For? How to Negotiate for Your Joy

In any negotiation, there are 3 levels of YES: The BS-YES where the person tells you yes, but you know and they know that they don’t really mean it. The HALF-BLOODED YES, where the person tells you yes, but they have reservations about really going ahead, and so they hold back, or procrastinate, or sabotage … More Are You Worth Fighting For? How to Negotiate for Your Joy

2 ways to hit more home runs – and strike out less – in your relationships and your life

I just got off a coaching call with a really great guy who I’ve known for many years. He was honest enough to admit the text blunder he made in response to his long-distance girlfriend who had texted him the evening prior, to let him know that she was thinking of him. His text reply … More 2 ways to hit more home runs – and strike out less – in your relationships and your life

Start Your Own Group

Why Joy-Based Living groups? We are people moving beyond “the pale”*. This is super hard to do on your own. You are unclogging all your pipelines, Cleaning up dead carcasses, Changing all your old, outdated stories. JBL groups provide a support network for this journey. ~ Julie Hoy, PhD The Joy-Based Living Beginner’s Guide covers all of the … More Start Your Own Group