When obsessive and intrusive thoughts won’t go away, what can you do? You might feel better knowing that won’t mean a thing in a 100 years, but if resolving them isn’t that easy for you, then let me take you through a series of steps that break them apart and repackage them in a way that might just help you deal with yours.
The emotional healing journey consists of many ups and downs. A listener asks me how I managed to get through my journey and what I can share with others on what to expect. Whether you’re starting your healing journey from scratch or still on a hot path of learning, healing and growing, there’s always more to learn. I talk about what it takes to honor your boundaries in a healthy way (instead of waiting until you blow up), and recognizing patterns in yourself that may point back to emotional wounds from the past.
What are your results over and over again? Are you succeeding in life or failing miserably?
What is acceptable to you and what is not? What is considered self-sustaining and what is selfish?
I read an email from someone who’s in constant battle in his mind, unsure if he’s honoring his personal boundaries or just being completely self serving. He also gets into a debate and over analyzes to the point of indecision.
There’s a way to decide, and it involves the question: [Read more…]
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If you aren’t a childhood sexual abuse survivor, you know one.
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse may not even be aware that they are a survivor. I had no clue that what I went through as a child, the trauma of receiving an enema at 7 years old, was considered a sexual violation. It was prescribed by a doctor and administered by a member of my family so it sounded like a completely legitimate medical procedure that should have only caused a minor discomfort.[Read more…]
Forgiveness is about healing inside from the hurt that was caused at the time. You may harbor resentment, anger and other feelings toward someone else, but the hurt and pain are carried within you.
So how do you forgive and move on? [Read more…]