You can’t get too far in this life without a few scars. Fingers, knees, elbows carry the leftover memories of childhood decisions… and for some of us our faces bear the scars of adolescence. For Harry Potter, his scar is difficult to hide. Every time he looked in the mirror, his scar was a constant … More Harry Potter: The Scar That Burns all The Way to the Light
Memories can bring up many things for us. Sadness, regret, longing and at times, gloom. But memories can also be a way to strengthen ourselves. They can be like an inner armor. Thinking about memories and situations of loss or longing, we can sometimes feel deep and difficult emotions. But these memories also remind us … More Your Memories Can Be Your Armor
Learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. for more about how “Trying to Get Your Life Together Will Just Make You More Stuck”, click on photo. Photo by Llima Orosa
As we grow, so do our knots. Over time, our knots move from our hands to our forehead to stomach, to tongue, to soul. For “The Many Pains of Full Fisted Living,” click on photo.
Why learning to accept my un-balanced self, un-wholeness, and un-togetherness was one of the best things that I have ever done. ___ What’s it like to be okay with who you are? It’s taken me a long time, but I am okay that my life is not together, it’s not balanced, it’s not whole, and … More Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Trying to Get Your Life Together will Just Make You More Stuck
Life will give you knots, but how will you carry them? ___ We begin our lives with knotted little fists, holding air but furiously empty. As we grow, so do our knots. Over time, our knots move from our hands to our forehead to stomach, to tongue, to soul. Pain becomes larger and deeper. As … More The Many Pains of Full Fisted Living
How can you let go of the past? By embracing it. ___ Things have happened to you that cause you pain. You may also have done other things that cause you pain. How can you embrace what pains you, the anchors that seem to bring you down? In a previous article, I wrote Your past … More Don’t Hate Your Past, Embrace It