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)
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
Great presentation! Bravo Brené!! I love this: “If you are not in the arena getting your ass kicked on occasion because you were being brave, I am not interested in or open to your opinion about my work.” Hell Yeah!!! “There are millions of cheap seats in the arena. . . don’t pull that stuff from the cheap seats … More Brene Brown Kicks Ass on Netflix – say adios to critics and trolls – GO GIRL!
Being seen. Deep friendship. Everyday validations, for one’s feelings, needs and desires; naturally reciprocated, given and received. I wish you oxygen, and friendship, and love. Happy D!
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
Son of a biscuit! Leave it to beaver! Shut the front door! These toned-down-socially-acceptable-expletives are satisfying to some degree. But when you’ve got a lot of energy and passion – and you’re from New York – and you were born with a sailor-mouth – those phrases only carry you so far. Sometimes a good ‘ole … More My sweet auntie dropped an f-bomb (Brene Brown gives a thumbs up!)
Let’s create a world where we can easily enjoy conversations that offer: relatedness without agenda time and space to wonder, so that intuition and deep wisdom can rise up and so much more juicy goodness of the “feminine” attributes of life which can bring balance to the best strengths of the “masculine” ways of being … More Got Feminine Power? I do. I can’t imagine my life without it. I wish this for you.
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
When someone you love is repeatedly hurtful, facing reality can be hard. For this reason, whether it’s your own bubble of denial or someone else’s, popping such bubbles isn’t usually fun and (more often than not) requires repetition. Resistance is often due to Stockholm Syndrome (also known as trauma bonding or toxic loyalty). But the … More Popping bubbles of denial – how many need to burst before you can face reality? (cptsd, healing from emotional abuse)