Trauma – the Missing Peace (Tea Time, Codependency, CPTSD, CPTSR)

Your degree of Joy-flow is directly correlated with your degree of Trauma-flow. Where grief is STUCK, Joy is lodged right behind. Joy is the very nature of your being, and like a volcano, it’s got energy and power behind it. So any lengthy stuck-ness is going to cause discomfort. It’s a signal for you to … More Trauma – the Missing Peace (Tea Time, Codependency, CPTSD, CPTSR)

Launching TEA TIME! Victimized to Victorious! (codependency, CPTSD/CPTSR)

This message was recorded in response to a beautiful and caring woman who left a very long term abusive relationship only to land in another one – and who, today, finally broke through her old rules – to shed tears for her own experience. Our Joy-Based Living E-book offers a foundation of lifelong practices that … More Launching TEA TIME! Victimized to Victorious! (codependency, CPTSD/CPTSR)

Bring YOU to your next interaction (Embodiment Meditation May 17 2019)

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)

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

Mothers Day – Connection, Perfection and Freedom to Love

A Course in Miracles says that our job is not to teach love (which is impossible) but to remove the blocks to our awareness of its constant, ever-radiant presence. I wonder, if maybe, that’s the task of our inner mother, our inner parent. To create a space, an environment, where love is free to BE. … More Mothers Day – Connection, Perfection and Freedom to Love

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?

Connection (Part 3) Social Media and Being Part of the Solution

I’m not what you’d call a “sky-is-falling” type of person. I stopped watching the news when I committed to being part of the solution, by bringing Reach Your Stars empowerment seminars to kids and teachers around 20 years ago. When you’re part of the solution, you’re too busy contributing to bother with repeat-fear-mongering. You’re doing something about … More Connection (Part 3) Social Media and Being Part of the Solution

Connection (Part 2)

A few days ago I shared a post about Connection and it’s been very well received, especially by those in our JBL community, which signals me that the message is aligned with our core values (yay!). This brings me so much joy! Yesterday, probably drawing from that inspiration, this lovely poster came through. (click image … More Connection (Part 2)

Connection

Do what you love. Make things you love. For people you love. The quality of your life, and your sense of connection, depends on it. XOXO Happy D! ps. Your sense of connection will impact everything else… your health, your success, your joy, your well-being, on every level and in every area of your life. … More Connection