How Do You Measure Success?

How Do You Measure Success?

“Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve! Achieve!” —Andrew Carnegie I like this quote by Andrew Carnegie. It’s motivating and inspirational. It fires me up. It makes me want to produce a bright, shiny graphic for my Pinterest account. Moreover, I want… Continue Reading

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (book review)

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (book review)

This post contains affiliate links I recently finished Peter Levine’s book Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma (1997). Although it was published nearly 20 years ago, it continues to be a fascinating read for anyone either in trauma recovery or working with others in trauma recovery. In this book, Levine shares his theory that the lingering… Continue Reading

There is no gold medal for suffering: Why self-care is not selfish

There is no gold medal for suffering: Why self-care is not selfish

Children born into dysfunctional families were bred to suffer. During childhood, service to the dysfunctional system took precedence over everything else. Whether it was alcoholism, drug addiction, or mental illness, everyone in the family had a role to play which gave preferential treatment to the person with the disorder. The disorder was so central to the… Continue Reading

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