You gotta feel it to heal it: on becoming better versions of ourselves

You gotta feel it to heal it: on becoming better versions of ourselves

One of the hardest things about healing from past trauma and emotional pain is allowing ourselves to feel the feelings associated with the trauma. Our complex human minds have developed extremely clever ways to compartmentalize trauma so that we can carry on about our lives without dealing with those underlying feelings. For instance, when we’re in… Continue Reading

Shame, Secrets, and Breaking Free

Shame, Secrets, and Breaking Free

I was on an airplane, somewhere over Colorado, when I first heard of Kathryn Harrison. I had downloaded a few podcasts to listen to while on the flight, one of them being this one from Dear Sugar Radio. It was during this podcast that the Sugars called the author of The Kiss to get her advice on… Continue Reading

Energy is Contagious: letting go of toxic people

Energy is Contagious: letting go of toxic people

Energy is contagious. As parents, we can program a child’s mind in much the same way we can program a computer. Our ideas, values, and ingrained ways of thinking- in other words, our own “programs”- effortlessly download onto their young minds. What follows is that our children begin to “run” whatever programs we have intentionally (or… Continue Reading

Chosen: Human Trafficking, know the signs 

Chosen: Human Trafficking, know the signs 

* * *   I just watched the documentary “Chosen,” released by Shared Hope International. I didn’t fully understand what “human trafficking” or “child sex trafficking” was  before watching this video today. It is an insidious, heart breaking problem facing our country’s youth. Let’s become educated today…     What is Human Trafficking? Human trafficking refers… Continue Reading

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