Overcoming Grief: Being Beside Oneself

This blog is peppered with various strategies for moving through emotional turmoil. Tonight, I experienced a new strategy that was more efficient than others I’ve used so far. Wednesday’s are transition days for me, and they stand as a reminder of where my life is not how I had planned. Having the day off madeContinue reading “Overcoming Grief: Being Beside Oneself”

Guest Post: “The Defender” Enneagram 6 Wing 5

This is a guest post from a good friend of mine, Loreto, who showed me the power of understanding both the overall Enneagram System and my own number. He also showed me many of the tools included in the post “Understanding Personalities with The Enneagram“. After reading the written description of my own number, IContinue reading “Guest Post: “The Defender” Enneagram 6 Wing 5″

Our Deepest Fear is Our Greatness

According to psychoanalyst Carl Jung, it is easier to get someone’s skeletons out of the closet than it is to get the “gold out of the shadow.” At first glance this may seem counterintuitive. However in digging deeper into the book “Owning Your Own Shadow,” Robert Johnson gives the analogy of the ego (the persona:Continue reading “Our Deepest Fear is Our Greatness”

I will love myself when _____.

Please take a moment to fill in this blank & use as many bullet points as you need. What conditions do you put on loving yourself? ~~~ I thought I’d love myself when I: became a parent (I only hated myself more) lost 50 lbs (then it became 10 more) found love with a partnerContinue reading “I will love myself when _____.”

Loving Ourselves IS Our Purpose 

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~Rumi Original draft 8.7.2016 Beautifully Scarred  While at a poetry reading in late July, I penned four completely different poems pointed in four directions that were all felt and written within 30 minutes from start to finish. From heavy, to light, to introspective, to fun,Continue reading “Loving Ourselves IS Our Purpose “

Just Be With It

Someone once said “change is inevitable, struggle is an option.” When we allow our situations to “just be” we allow ourselves to free. when we struggle, we just create more trouble. Dear Tiffany, when life sends you the need to move, to find a new place and you struggle against it and don’t pack untilContinue reading “Just Be With It”

Sailing into The Mystic

At first to much deliberation, I abhorred this designation. A lonely resignation, The Mystic. ~~ The soft spoken woman,  having explained to me my warrioress,  (such prowess  she can possess) now softened her tone,  speaking even more gently,  so as to be sure I could hear her, and most importantly feel her; her words,  whichContinue reading “Sailing into The Mystic”

How bad is it, really? Attention Seeking Part III

In reading through Parts I and II (one last time) the night before the series was to be published I was struck down by my own question: How bad is it, really, to seek attention? So here we are now, Part III. In this post, I ask myself and you, the reader, where is the boundary?Continue reading “How bad is it, really? Attention Seeking Part III”

Understanding is different from Knowledge

  Understanding is deeper than knowledge. There are many people who know you, but very few [truly] understand you. – Nicholas Cage  Is it part of the human condition to be misunderstood? Rarely do I find myself in the company of anyone whom I feel understands me for more than a fleeting moment, if that.Continue reading “Understanding is different from Knowledge”

My Amazing Daughter

She knows who she is at an age where I struggled with what to wear to school. (I was often joked for my choices). She wears what she wants to wear, and does so with pride, at an age when I struggled with my voice. (I was afraid to speak). She says what she feelsContinue reading “My Amazing Daughter”

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