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Letting Life Transform You

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“Let difficulty transform you. And it will. In my experience, we just need help in learning how not to run away.” ~Pema Chodron It’s human to feel stuck in life or even to be scared to take a new direction in life. I have felt stuck with my writing for months now. The words aren’t Read more

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Trauma Is Wisdom

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“Grief does not seem to me to be a choice. Whether or not you think grief has value, you will lose what matters to you. The world will break your heart. So I think we’d better look at what grief might offer us. It’s like what Rilke says about self-doubt: it is not going to Read more

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Healing Is Not Linear

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The holidays and winter season are a time when a lot can come up inside of us. Grief, depression, anxiety, missing loved one’s, going through a major life transition, the winter blues–it’s all there. When I feel I am going backwards in my healing I remind myself of this important phrase: healing is not a Read more

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Falling In Love With Yourself

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“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”~Buddha Falling in love with yourself is a beautiful concept, but it has been lost. We are told to seek love outside of ourselves rather than be with the beauty of unconditional love inside ourself. When we learn to love yourself everything Read more

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Why Everything Must Fall Apart

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“Look at your mind. Be curious. Welcome groundlessness. Lighten up and relax. Offer chaos a cup of tea. Let go of ‘us and them.’ Don’t turn away. Everything you do and think affects everyone else on the planet. Let the pain of the world touch you and cause your compassion to blossom. And never give Read more

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The Gift of Uncertainty

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“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. …live in the question.”  ~Rainer Maria Rillke   Every moment of our life is uncertain. When we learn to dance with uncertainty rather than push it away we learn to live and love in the present. This is only gift we have to receive and share. Read more

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Cultivating Strength Through Tragedy

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“Fall down seven times, get up eight.”– Japanese Proverb Today marks one month of Jake being physically gone. Time seems to have flown by, but at the same time it feels it is going as slow as possible. It’s hard to deny the raw feelings that come with grief. The deep sadness, the anger-it’s all Read more

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Thriving Through Trauma Again

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“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” -Fred (Mr.) Rogers I thought as I walked Read more

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Supporting A Partner Who Is A Sexual Trauma Survivor

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“Instead of saying, “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues” say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.” -Horacio Jones Walking on this journey takes patience, commitment and the ability to be vulnerable. Those who walk it together grow together in ways other partners may never be able to experience. Being an intimate partner on a Read more

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Loving A Trauma Survivor

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Loving a trauma survivor is one of the most beautiful gifts you will ever receive. At first it comes in a disguise, but as you begin to peel the layers away exposing your raw heart their presence changes your life forever. Trauma survivors find value in every moment they spend with you. They don’t let it Read more

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