The lotus blooms from the mud

The lotus blooms from the mud

I’ve heard this saying numerous times. The lotus blooms from the mud. I think many of us use this statement to help ourselves feel better about whatever mud we’re in, literally or metaphorically. In order for me to bloom in all my beauty, maybe I need pain and...
Put my hand on my heart…

Put my hand on my heart…

To me at least, there has never been a time when more compassion was needed. Compassion for others and compassion for ourselves. For many, fear and anxiety are running high. For others, it’s just frustration and anger, or maybe boredom. Either way, triggers are being...
Feel good anyway

Feel good anyway

I was interviewed last week for a documentary series on cults and cultic leaders. One of the first things my interviewer asked me was if I thought recovery and healing were choices. Specifically, she asked if I thought we all had the choice to move past our trauma,...
FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real

FEAR – False Evidence Appearing Real

It was from my best friend (who is a psychologist) that I first heard the term, Complex Trauma. What do you know? I identified. I was reading about Complex-PTSD yesterday. Someone had posted a link on a Facebook group (The Trauma Thrivers), and I clicked through. What...
You’re stronger than you think you are

You’re stronger than you think you are

That’s what the yoga instructor said during today’s practice. “You’re stronger than you think you are.” She was talking physically, and I don’t know that that’s necessarily true for me. I know I’m pretty damn strong. I can box squat, deadlift (from a 3” deficit), and...