Ambition seems to be a touchy word in our culture, as though it means you’re selfish, self-centered, or greedy. I don’t think any of these things are true. I think ambition means that you’re taking yourself and your gifts and your contribution seriously. In yesterday’s post, I shared a poster titled “From Powerblind to Running … More If trauma narrows our vision, does ambition widen it?
Richard Grannon, a fellow youtuber who helps people heal from CPTSD/CPTSR, used the word “powerblind” the other day to describe people whose unprocessed trauma keeps them stuck in their old story, preventing them from moving forward. The metaphor struck me as RIGHT ON, and I ran with it. Whenever I think of Joy-Based Living, I … More From Powerblind to Running Free (poster)
I have thoroughly enjoyed a glorious flurry of color, friendship and joy over the last few days. There is just nothing in the world like a close and dear friend, especially in the springtime. Each outing feels like a celebration or a party, even if we’re just going to pick up dog food from the store! … More Springtime and Friendship and Healing
Inner prisons are made of learned lock-downs to emotions that were once deemed unacceptable. As children, if we were punished or rejected (or if we witnessed others being punished or rejected) for expressing a particular emotion, we learned to shut-down those unacceptable things, and seal them tight. I find it easy to imagine an innocent … More Chocolate Walls – Reparenting with Warmth and Mercy
Double binds will confuse you, disarm you, disrupt your life and drain you. That is exactly what they are designed to do. Here is my perspective and experience on transcending the little f*ckers! Knock those suckers out of your life once and for all. You deserve to feel amazing! XOXO Happy D! ps. if you … More Double binds suck big time – #1 solution that completely transcends and annihilates the problem
Knowledge is power. It was never your fault, dude. Or Dudette. Enjoy!
I haven’t talked much about spirituality and God on this blog because I think the word “God” can really isolate and alienate people. Which is the opposite of connection, and therefore the opposite of JOY. There’s just too much baggage around “the word” God. Too many individuals and groups have used it to control, punish, torture … More Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. – Madeleine L’Engle
There is sacred, gorgeous healing power in slowing the f-down. Here is me, doing just that. XO Happy D! Want to set your joy free? Here are 3 options just for you: 12 Practices (for those who are ready to commit to self-care) These 12 Practices are a personal inner-strengthening “workout”: an e-book with a journal … More Just coz I talk slow doesn’t mean I’m stupid
On one of the narcissistic abuse (n/a) channels, a speaker (not Simon) talked about a concern that n/a is leaving the realms of the professionals and has become a mainstream-healing topic which is frequently not getting the depth of psychological attention it deserves. He asked for comments and I would like to share my reply … More Wonder why people are shifting away from psychologists and therapists? This is why I did.