When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.
This past weekend was my first step in a 9 month stretchy, spiritual and transformative journey through Kansas City Yoga Teacher Training. There are some truly amazing and inspirational women in my “Yoga Trainee Tribe” and I feel so blessed and honored to share this time and space with them. But I have a […]
“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe I spend my days often thinking of people from the past whose lives could have been positively affected by EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). [If you’re unsure what EMDR is, look back to my previous […]
I did it again. I awoke the day before a big presentation, and realized I had procrastinated for weeks leaving myself until the last minute to get everything done. I was time crunched, stressed, anxious, and worried. Why had I done this to myself again? I immediately felt a need to […]
I awoke last night from a abominable nightmare, anxious, horrified and severely disturbed. I felt the knots twisting in my belly; the tightness in my chest. My pillow drenched in sweat. The urge to stay frozen to my bed and take a sleeping pill crept in. It was in that moment I thought, what […]
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” – Deborah Day One of the most important lesson I’ve ever learned reflects the fullness of our proverbial cup. And no, I am not talking about “half glass full or half glass […]