This is what Healing Looks Like

I find SO much wisdom and inspiration in the following post from Danielle LaPorte.  “As we haul our psyche up the next peak of clarity….. we become unrecognizable while we’re reassembling our identities….. ugly terror and resentment in between our power moments….” I hope you find wisdom and inspiration in it, too.  Here is the…

On Becoming New, Feeling Afraid and Standing Tall

Glennon Doyle Melton is the author of Carry on Warrior:  The Power of Embracing your Messy, Beautiful Life.  The book is comprised of Glennon’s extremely revealing, open, honest and humble personal essays in which she works — and I mean works — through her struggles and weaknesses with parenting and other aspects of her personal…

Repost: Lidia Yuknavitch: The Misfit’s Journey

“The Chronology of Water” is definitely going on my “to read” list!   Annie. The misfit’s journey: Writer Lidia Yuknavitch tells her story at TED2016 The misfit’s journey: Writer Lidia Yuknavitch tells her story at TED2016 Posted by: Kate Torgovnick May February 18, 2016 at 1:30 pm PST Writer Lidia Yuknavitch has a favorite word:…

Quick Thoughts

What I’m Reading:  I just had my mind blown by “The Wild Truth,” Carine McCandless’s response to her famous brother’s Chris’s story, “Into the Wild”.  Carine is brave and methodical in telling the truth about the domestic violence and dysfunction in her family that led her brother to venture off into the wilds of Alaska,…

Quick Thoughts

What I’m Doing with my Blog: I’ve added a “Resources” page which is accessible at the top right of the blog. It contains a few items right now, and I will be updating it with resources that I’ve returned to over and over again. Information resources will be listed, as well as resources for relief,…

Repost: When You Reach for Help, Are You Loving or Abandoning Yourself?

  I wanted to share this fabulous article by Dr. Margaret Paul (www.innerbonding.com).  Much of her work seems to be focused on finding self-love, rather than trying to “get” someone else to love you.  In this article she talks about what is happening when we ask someone for help.  It is normal, healthy and necessary…

Quick Thoughts

Books I’m Reading:  Carry On Warrior:  Thoughts on Life Unarmed, by Glennon Doyle Melton.  I’m listening to this actually, and hearing the author reading her words is having a powerful effect.  Glennon decided to talk truthfully and openly about her difficulties in life when, time after time, she was approached by women at her church…

I Needed Words

“I needed words because unhappy families are conspiracies of silence.  The one who breaks the silence is never forgiven. He or she has to learn to forgive him or herself.” Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal

Into the Wild

As I take inventory of the way I feel this morning, what I feel is: fed up.  That sums it up, loud and clear.  Fed up. I’m tired of being silent, hands tied, gag in my mouth.  I’m tired of hiding, being a speck, being invisible. I want to move forward.  I want to live…

2015 Year in Review and 2016 Vision and Intentions

For several years running now, I’ve completed a simple vision board on New Year’s Eve with my wishes and intentions for the new year.  This year, I also completed an “Annual Year in Review”.  This entailed looking back at each month in 2015 and noting themes, highlights and observations, what things have been working for…