Just Stop

Just Stop

Learning to overcome self sabotage – those feelings of hopelessness, helplessness and powerlessness – is truly the first step in learning to create the life we want and move past simply tolerating the life we think we’re stuck with .

When Relationships Hurt

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Holidays Can be Hard: the Healing Journey

Holidays Can be Hard: the Healing Journey

Holidays – can be more than difficult for some of us. In fact this time of year can often be hell for those of us who come from families of drama/trauma and dysfunction. Understanding that we are not alone in this and finding a few strategies to navigate this season…

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Just Be “You”

Just Be “You”

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Self Sabotage: Can We Really Change This?

Self Sabotage: Can We Really Change This?

What is called “learned helplessness” in psychology is really a collection of patterns of behaviors that prevents us from reaching our potential. Very often the problem with this concept is that those who can recognize the patterns often are the same ones who have an expectation that we should be…

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I Feel Broken …

I Feel Broken …

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6 Things I Did to Take Back My Power in My Health Care

6 Things I Did to Take Back My Power in My Health Care

We live in a society where we have often been trained since our earliest memories to “follow doctors orders”. Our primary physicians will oftentimes take an authoritative role and “put us in our place” if we dare to question them. America’s mental health system is based completely on oppression and “compliance”.…

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When Another Person Makes You Suffer (Thict Nhat Hanh)

When Another Person Makes You Suffer (Thict Nhat Hanh)

When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. – Thich Nhat Hanh Wow. Well. This is a pretty big subject for survivors of drama, trauma and dysfunction. But this essay by Nancy Nicolazzo is also a very good example…

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Recognizing Emotional Manipulation

Recognizing Emotional Manipulation

Ok; here we go again. Well intentioned, yes. Misdirected perhaps. The focus of “learn how to spot an asshole” leaves us externally focused and always wondering “who can I trust” instead of teaching us how to trust ourselves. SO…with that said I invite you to consider this article (link below)…

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From “Not Enough” to “More Than Enough”

Knowledge is knowing what to do. Wisdom, on the other hand, is knowing what to do and doing it. When we find ourselves unable to move ourselves forward (doing) and are feeling stuck, the first piece of wisdom is to seek the self-knowing…to seek to understand what fears are getting…

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