Dear Friend, Are you wondering if Joy-Based Living could be a good fit for you? Wouldn’t it be great to feel certainty before trying something new? Well, the fun of living is a healthy balance of safety and risk-taking, so let’s do what we can to stack the odds in your favor! Here is a … More A Personal Invitation to Your Full Authentic Self Expression
Hey All! I’ve been awaiting one of my favorite teachers to bring his leadership and kind, intelligent, macro/micro, compassionate voice to the table. It showed up in my feed today. Yay! And as always, he doesn’t disappoint. Gabor Maté. And yes, Russell Brand did an excellent job in this interview as well. Thank you both, … More Addiction Transformation Trauma and Healing – wisdom during the time of corona – pandemics and infodemics
If you’re dealing with COMPLEX Post Traumatic Stress I want you to know you’re not alone. Quick recap of acronyms: COMPLEX PTSD (Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) refers to a person who is overwhelmed by emotional sensations, as compared to the visual memories that overwhelm people with “regular” PTSD. Judith Herman coined CPTSD in 1995, … More Transmute powerlessness into healthy power, joy and love when recovering from CPTSR CPTSD and codependency
Quick note: I’ll address trauma and how it relates to this topic at the end of this post. #CPTSR #CPTSD #codependency I’ve seen a growing trend where really popular motivational interviewers are combining SCIENCE with psychology and coaching. But they’re completely skipping the conversation about the immeasurable, mysterious topic of spirituality. I call BS. I … More How to honor your spirituality as you heal and as you grow – the light in your eyes matters.
Thanks to ALL of you who read and shared my recent post (7 Things Spiritual Teachers or Friends Should Never Say to Someone with CPTSR CPTSD or Severe Codependency) which went mini-viral which means people were really touched by it. One woman shared it on her Facebook wall along with the note: Please! Memorize this … More 13 Steps for Self-Championing Yourself After Emotional Trauma, CPTSR, CPTSD or Severe Codependency
My greatest passion and desire is to see more kind-hearted, good-natured people get stronger and louder and take up more space in the world. Usually, this “type of person” tends to be on the quieter side. Sometimes this is due to their true nature. But more of the time, I think the hold-back has to … More Leap from Trauma to Peak Performance. How my friend’s vertigo disappeared. Resilience vs Relentless.
A few thoughts about JOY and spirituality Your joy is serious business. In a healthy, supportive environment, JOY would simply be a natural state of being. It would evolve as you grow. It would be supported in you and you would support it in others. With ease and grace. It would be natural. However, in … More Healers and coaches, elevate your practice by including spirituality
Trauma. Spirituality. Peak Performance. These are my areas of expertise, and they are all strangely and magically intertwined. The more I learn about one, the more the other 2 make sense. The more I help someone strengthen one, the stronger the other 2 become in their lives. Imagine an Olympic hopeful. She has a mental … More Fuck Normal. Spirituality, trauma and peak performance.
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