Daring to Live

Daring to Live

So much of my life has been lived apologizing for who I am, making others comfortable, being kind, doing the right thing, helping others, being sweet, making sure I don’t harm or upset others, taking care of their needs and being of service. Yet there have also been...
Lessons in Self-Acceptance

Lessons in Self-Acceptance

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” Buddha. I’ve never had a problem seeing the beauty in others, yet when it comes to myself and seeing myself as beautiful, that vehicle ground to a screeching halt and bogged....
Healing Shame

Healing Shame

“Toxic shame is true agony. It is a pain felt from the inside, in the core of our being. It is excruciatingly painful.” John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You. Shame is the great separator. It separates you from yourself, from others, from life and from the...