I’m going to complain less and praise more

I’m going to complain less and praise more

I wouldn’t call myself a complainer, really. It’s not usually where I come from. I generally don’t get too caught in listing all that’s wrong in and around me or in dwelling on what’s causing me pain and stress. I generally don’t get too caught, but I can get caught....
If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

If it doesn’t bring you joy, don’t do it!

It was my Saturday morning yoga practice, with one of my favorite instructors. (Truth be told, they’re all pretty much my favorite instructors!) “If the pose doesn’t bring you joy,” she told us, “don’t do it.” What a concept! I am generally not one for opting out of...
Right here, right now is perfect

Right here, right now is perfect

Even as I strive, more and more, to release my perfectionism (yes, I do know how silly and oxymoron-ish that sentence is!), I also allow myself, more and more, to embrace the notion that right here, right now, everything is perfect. Just as it is. I know these two...
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...
Give up trying to control anything

Give up trying to control anything

I’m in the midst of my month of readings, interviews, and presentations. I’m out here for a reason, doing my best to spread of a message of hope and love (and a message that extremist groups exist and are outrageously intoxicating and dangerous – best drug you’ll ever...
Embrace the wobble (and take care of yourself)

Embrace the wobble (and take care of yourself)

Again yoga. Again a learning. #Idon’tgojustforthephysical We were moving through a series of balance poses, while supposedly standing only on one leg and not putting the other leg down during transitions. Or during the poses. And supposedly not falling down during the...