“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
God, I am so tired and fearful. I am asking you to help me where my faith is weak and to help me work through my fears. Give me the strength to face my fears with grace and dignity. Give me clarity and creative solutions for my problems. Give me the desire to keep going. … More A Prayer of Surrender
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!
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson As I look forward to the new year, I am usually reflective on a theme for the year. For the year 2011, my theme was courage. I took many brave chances in that year including writing several essays … More It Was a Healing, Imperfect, and Surrendering Year
“I just feel like God put me here for a reason. Even if the only reason is me just sitting in my [favorite] chair.” -My mama Greetings! My posts have been a bit flimsy as of late for many reasons. Mostly because I’m going through one of those times in life where challenges are trying … More Cosmic Accidents, Writers Block & Purpose
“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
“The healthiest response to life is joy.” –Deepak Chopra I usually begin my topics for the month by defining the terms that I will be talking about. But I realized that for the purposes of talking about joy, happiness, fun, and laughter, reaching for the dictionary to define these topics may not be the best … More Happy happy? or Joy joy?
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
“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
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?