Uncertainty and Courage

“When I can envision a better existence, I can embrace uncertainty with courage.” -Rokelle Lerner This quote stood out to me the other day as I was on my commute. When I saw the word “uncertainty,” I became instantly reflective about a post I wrote in September called “Uncertainty.” In that post, I talked about … More Uncertainty and Courage

Be Kind to Yourself…Yeah, I’m Talkin’ To You!

We don’t have to earn the right to compassion; it is our birthright. -Kristin Neff I haven’t been in the best of moods lately. I’m facing so many difficult feelings and emotions that I have long denied. And I’m just sitting with these emotions. No where to run or hide. The problem is that I’m … More Be Kind to Yourself…Yeah, I’m Talkin’ To You!

Father’s Day Amends

“Sometimes we hurt the people we love the most, and that’s more than words to a song.” -Melody Beattie (Codependent No More Workbook) Side note: For some reason I’ve been in a Melody Beattie mood lately. I truly love this woman’s insight. Step 9 of 12 step recovery suggests that we make amends. Specifically, the step … More Father’s Day Amends

Hope for Tomorrow

God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. -The Serenity Prayer Hope For Tomorrow. That sounds like the name of a soap opera. Perhaps it will be the follow-up to the book I plan to write called … More Hope for Tomorrow

The Cat Assumption

“Ev’rybody wants to be a cat!” – From the movie The Aristocats My heart is filled with so much anxiety lately. Last night I wasn’t able to sleep. There are so many things on my mind, so many things I have to do, so many things that are left undone. Whenever I would close my eyes … More The Cat Assumption

Are You Feeling Me?

The other day I talked about the process I use when dealing with my own abandonment issues. The process goes something like this: Understand the trigger Become aware of the emotion (feeling) Feel the feelings Let the negative thoughts come up Re-frame negative thoughts/Modify the unhealthy behavior This process can be used for any difficult … More Are You Feeling Me?