Mid-Week Share: Letting Go of the Sunshine … and Everything Else

This morning I picked up my worn out copy of The Language of Letting Go. I was so touched by the reading that I wanted to re-type it verbatim in this blog. But, alas, when I got to my copy of the original book that I have at work, it didn't have the same reading … Continue reading Mid-Week Share: Letting Go of the Sunshine … and Everything Else

Ode to Shame

You showed up on my doorstep this morning... you .... I thought I'd left you long ago. I woke up sleepy, and I didn't even need to hear a knock on the door. I knew you were there. I could feel you. I could feel the heaviness that precedes you wherever you are. At first … Continue reading Ode to Shame

Mid-Week Share: It’s a Matter of Trust

When I was a little girl, my uncle gave me two kittens. I was and am a cat lover. I loved everything about cats. I loved them when they were kittens, and I loved them when they were bigger. It seems like we always had kittens around back then because people didn't get animals spayed … Continue reading Mid-Week Share: It’s a Matter of Trust

Midweek Share: I Don’t Want to Be Tough

My sister-in-law sent me a link to this video by Glennon Doyle on Facebook yesterday. I had never heard of her, but I was intrigued by the intro "It’s braver to be Clark Kent than it is to be Superman." I was hooked in the first minute or so when she said she was in … Continue reading Midweek Share: I Don’t Want to Be Tough

Midweek Share: Short-Circuiting Shame

I'm reading Brene' Brown's book Daring Greatly. She is a shame researcher. I don't know how you get to be a shame researcher, but I know I'm a shame student. When I look back over my journey of recovery, shame has been one of my biggest teachers. Shame is painful. And, if you don't believe … Continue reading Midweek Share: Short-Circuiting Shame

Mid-Week Share: I am powerless over the seduction of that sultry brew…..coffee.

I woke up at 3 AM this morning reeling in total anxiety. There was no reason for me to feel anxious. There was nothing on my mind. But, my body was wired! My heart was racing. I was wide awake. I couldn't even land on anything to worry about because everything, for the moment, is cool. … Continue reading Mid-Week Share: I am powerless over the seduction of that sultry brew…..coffee.

Mid-week Share: Climbing Out of a Rut

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled.  For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. M. Scott Peck Steve … Continue reading Mid-week Share: Climbing Out of a Rut

Midweek Share: Listening to Shame

Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change. ~~Brene Brown Brene Brown has produced two of my favorite talks on vulnerability. I featured her first TED Talk called the Power of Vulnerability in my blog called Open Your Heart. In my spiritual path, I've discovered how essential it is to be vulnerable for emotional … Continue reading Midweek Share: Listening to Shame

Midweek Share: Emotional Triggers

Somebody must need to hear about emotional triggers this morning, and it might be me. This blog woke me up at 3:30 AM dying to be written. So, I'm going to listen. I was triggered in a big way a couple of weeks ago. I love the description of being triggered. The trigger on a … Continue reading Midweek Share: Emotional Triggers

Mid-week Share: Step 10 – Principle of Maintenance

Step 10: Maintenance Nobody likes to admit to being wrong. But it is absolutely necessary to maintain spiritual progress in recovery. main·te·nance /ˈmānt(ə)nəns/ Noun The process of maintaining or preserving someone or something, or the state of being maintained: "the maintenance of democratic government". The process of keeping something in good condition: "car maintenance"; "essential … Continue reading Mid-week Share: Step 10 – Principle of Maintenance