Tag: connection

Listening for the Heart

“When I was younger, I thought listening was just about learning the contents of someone’s mind. I’d always try to finish their thoughts, just to show them that I knew what they were thinking. As I got older, I learned to listen better. I… Continue Reading “Listening for the Heart”

The Art of Being Single: Technology

The other day I was in the darkest part of processing some sadness. I was in tears, feeling fear, grief and pain. A text came across my iPhone. It was a picture of my Dad, toasting me with a cigar in his mouth and… Continue Reading “The Art of Being Single: Technology”

Living: Connecting with Those That Serve

I’m still reading Brene’ Brown’s book Daring Greatly. I love blogging about it because I imbed the contents in my brain. What’s the best way to learn something? Teach it. I know that from work. So, in writing about what I’ve learned and trying to “teach”… Continue Reading “Living: Connecting with Those That Serve”

Girl Talk: Chasing Numbness

Brene’ Brown says in Daring Greatly, her latest book, that drug overdose has become the most common cause of death in this country. And, it’s not heroin, cocaine or other illegal drugs…the vast majority are from prescription drug overdoses. Sarah, a nurse friend of… Continue Reading “Girl Talk: Chasing Numbness”

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… Continue Reading “Midweek Share: Short-Circuiting Shame”

Nurturing a Sense of Belonging

One of my beautiful, sweet friends, Julia,  emailed me on Friday and suggested I do a blog on the “sense of belonging.” I’m wrestling with the idea that maybe I’m not as lonely as I think I am. I just don’t feel like I’ve… Continue Reading “Nurturing a Sense of Belonging”

Getting Your Rabbit On: Becoming Real

When the SOUL is neglected, it doesn’t just go away, it appears systematically in obsessions, addictions, violence and loss of MEANING. ~~Thomas Moore One Christmas season, I saw The Velveteen Rabbit on television. This was before I had started doing the work on myself… Continue Reading “Getting Your Rabbit On: Becoming Real”

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