I’m thrilled to bring this conversation about spirituality to the table side by side with the topic of healing from narcissistic abuse. I think it has everything to do with awakening healthy power and even inspiring great leadership. The ONLY reason narcissistic abuse is a problem is because it’s a denial of who we truly … More Flying Free – Let’s talk about Spirituality – Especially after Narcissistic Abuse
So, the thing I despise most about healing from narcissistic abuse . . . oh, crap, I can’t limit it to one thing! So here’s a bullet point list and I’m sure it’s not complete. Please feel free to add your own in the comment section. You get to keep focusing on… guess who?… the … More You Deserve To Feel Amazing!
It’s taken more than a few attempts for me to make sense of Stockholm Syndrome, a twisted dynamic where a hostage bonds with his or her captor (due to skewed power dynamics and small tokens of kindness given to the hostage / child / abused person). It’s taken many more attempts to get to the … More Reclaim Your Power – Break the Stockholm Syndrome Bond for Good (Terminate trauma bonding and put an end to misplaced loyalty)
Quotes Inspirational quotes changed my life. They helped me live deliberately and intentionally. They validated my deepest beliefs about what was truly possible for myself and others. I began collecting great quotes at age 16, in a light blue 3-ring binder, on school-ruled paper. When I got older, quotes on sticky notes took over my … More Quotes and colors are 2 of my favorite things
One of the biggest challenges I face when coaching someone who’s continued to bump into the same roadblock is uncovering the false belief that is running their inner software. To do this, I always assume that there is a protector in them that’s gotten out of control and who is no longer serving the person. … More The one lie co-narcissists are coerced to believe and how to stop being held hostage by it (Coach Notes)
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?
Joy-Based Living is what it is today because of our members who have made the commitment and have taken the risk to pioneer this new way of being in the world. Each of our members is producing a powerful ripple that is impacting countless lives in a myriad of positive ways. Today, I wrote a … More A letter of honor, leadership, and recognition to the pioneers at JBL
The most powerful experience in human transformation is when falsehood is faced and loved into truth. Falsehood about your limitations. Falsehood about your brilliance and beauty. Falsehood about what’s truly possible for you. Falsehood about your value and your power. Here’s a sound-meme for you that I recorded on a drive with a friend on … More Destroying Falsehoods – Evoking Brilliance – at the Heart of Personal Transformation
Brene Brown is researcher and storyteller who’s kicked open the door to a worldwide conversation on shame-awareness, vulnerability and wholeheartedness. Simon Sinek is a highly valued consultant to corporate and military leaders worldwide, encouraging millions of people to name their WHY and bring purpose to their daily lives. Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, … More Empaths in Leadership and Power O Yeah
Some things don’t change. After 20 years of coaching people of ALL walks of life (children and adults, men and women, CEO’s and employees, dancers and teachers, wealthy and poor, traumatized and thriving) . . . this one piece of advice is as pristine as the day my first coach gave it to me. In … More Master Coaching Tip