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)
No pressure to perform Easy just to be Simply enjoying the moment You and me – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Much love, Happy D!
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 couldn’t decide which title I liked better, I could argue strongly for both. So… here are both! You get to choose! Ah, feels so good fluffing that off of my back 🙂 Click to enlarge, print, post on your fridge. Be blessed! Much love, Happy D! ps. If you want more, here are … More A manifesto for those who are done giving away their power
A friend asked me to define toxic shame. I didn’t have to search far once I put Christine Canonville‘s name in the search. Here’s a meme just for you. Worth healing? I say, Hell yes! Onward, friends! Happy D!