Hiking Through The Bardo 

After about a mile into my 5+ mile Sunday hike I sat on a bench and chronicled the pure ecstasy of my Sunday sojourn. In this post I share how taking a side trail shifted my experience…and some of my paradigms as I traveled through The Bardo: The place of transition according to Tibetian Buddhism.Continue reading “Hiking Through The Bardo “

The Cherry on Top: Hearing How This Blog is Helping

Yesterday, in the midst of several posts being published regarding sexual shame, I received several positive and supportive messages from clients and a co-worker; unsolicited and unexpectedly. The last story was the cherry on top; my work here in sharing my journey is helping! One of my clients mentioned how she took a song-writing class inContinue reading “The Cherry on Top: Hearing How This Blog is Helping”

Healing Trauma

While I’m no resident expert on how to heal trauma, I have learned a lot in walking on this path of recovery. Based on my various experiences over nearly 10 years of recovery, I wanted to share some of the modalities and resources that I have personally found to be the most helpful in my journey.Continue reading “Healing Trauma”

Change Takes Courage

To go forth and be Merry, we first must remove the (seeming) obstacles to our merriment. It takes courage to look within to see where our lives are not what we would like them to be. It takes will and courage to make the changes that we need to free ourselves from these obstacles, andContinue reading “Change Takes Courage”

The Other Bucket List

Many are familiar with the concept of The Bucket List, the list of things you want to accomplish in your life before you “kick the bucket.” While I have a similar list, I also have the “other Bucket List.” The list of things that I want to eliminate or minimize in my life – now.Continue reading “The Other Bucket List”

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