Healing & Growth
Emily, my partner, my love, took her own life on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013. Below my letter is Emily’s good-bye note. I’m writing
Our limbic system is our body’s emotional-relational system. Some places it shows up: when you feel awkward when you don’t like someone
Today I was given the exercise to write “Things I wish my Mom had said to me”, and then say them to
These days I’m working on untangling a core pattern that goes like this: My life has meaning only if I’m helping people.
It’s one of the jobs of a parent to instill a child with a sense of their own worth. This happens naturally
There are creations only you can bring into the world. There is a purpose for your life–one that nobody else can fulfill.
I just discovered these terms used in animal training. From the blog Eileen and Dogs: Splitting is to look for and reinforce small
When you are triggered, your autonomic nervous system is reacting to messages from your brain that you are in danger. Our body’s
Regret is one of the hardest emotions we can feel. It can be a relief to realize that regret is a secondary emotion, and by addressing the primary feelings regret can be released.
Self-discipline is tricky. In the movies, there is always a big motivating factor, and then a montage of activity toward a goal,
Those who grow up in an environment that is not safe (whether physically or emotionally) develop a heightened sense of threat. They
Like her earlier book Organizing from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern takes an inner approach to working with clutter. Instead of tough-love
To live with grace, we have to trust grace to show up for us if we let go.
As a self-proclaimed self-help junkie, I can attest that it can get confusing. Am I becoming happier or learning more ways to
To actively defuse a trigger (instead of just letting it wear itself out), you must stay aware during the process that you
We all have triggers: situations that bring up old feelings that are out of proportion to the current experience. There are two