What’s all this about Post Traumatic Growth?

What’s all this about Post Traumatic Growth?

Someone messaged me on my Facebook page last week. “How do you do it,” they asked, “the Post Traumatic Growth?” For those who haven’t heard of PTG – Post Traumatic Growth – it’s kinda the other end of the spectrum from PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is...
Putting your heart at ease

Putting your heart at ease

“My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.” Imam Al-Shafi’i I came upon this quote today. It brought me peace. What a concept. That what was meant for me will never miss me and that what...
Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Can you greet the challenge without the struggle?

Right now is a challenge. That’s the truth. My yoga instructor didn’t know this when she shared this thought, but damn, this thought was exactly what I need. Perhaps that’s why last week’s post was about giving up the struggle as well. I am facing challenge. Even more...
If you’re in a place of struggle, back off a bit

If you’re in a place of struggle, back off a bit

I was taught that struggle was good and godly when I was young. I knew that the more struggle I endured, the better and that the answer to struggle was to work harder and push through more. I was taught to fight with my life, in fact. I now know that this is one of...