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The Five Stages of Emotional Healing

The Five Stages of Emotional Healing

Written by on October 22, 2013 in On Healing with 13 Comments

Over the years I have been asked by a number of people, the process by which I have been able to heal myself from emotional trauma. I have never been able to provide a satisfying answer. I have been pondering this for some time and have been observing the process with more awareness and attention. […]

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Emptiness

Emptiness

Written by on August 27, 2013 in On Healing with 1 Comment

“At the center of your being you have the answers . . .” I have been thinking about this of late. The quote is taken from the writings of Lao Tzu whom it is believed, penned the Tao Te Ching. Ironically, the statement has roused my curiosity. I have also felt the familiar resistance and […]

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Feeling like a Victim?

Feeling like a Victim?

Written by on April 17, 2013 in On Healing with 1 Comment

Feeling Like a Victim? Introduction Feeling like a victim is something all of us can relate to at least during some point in our lives. Feeling victimized is a sign that we have disconnected ourselves from our own power. This almost always leads to blaming others or shaming yourself. The victim is a powerful storyteller. […]

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Addiction: Regaining Your Power to Choose

Addiction: Regaining Your Power to Choose

Written by on February 21, 2013 in On Healing with 1 Comment

Addiction: Regaining Your Power to Choose Creation of an Addiction Addictions are the result of a great longing inside of us. This longing happens when the soul is not nourished in childhood. Think back to when you were young. Was there something you wanted to do or be? Did you feel this something stirring deep […]

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Living Free of Expectations

Living Free of Expectations

Written by on January 22, 2013 in On Healing, On Spirituality with 0 Comments

Living Free of Expectations One of the most transforming ideas I have encountered is the concept of living without expectations. This may seem irresponsible, unreliable and fickle. In fact, the opposite is true. Living free of expectations requires me to take full and complete responsibility for my feelings, thoughts, actions/reactions and behaviors. Expectations give me […]

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Emotional Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Written by on July 23, 2012 in About Abuse, On Healing with 6 Comments

The Many Faces of Emotional Abuse Emotional abuse is a broad term that covers a variety of subtler abuses such as mental, verbal and psychological abuse.  All forms of physical and sexual abuse include emotional abuse but it can be difficult at times to recognize how significant the impact of emotional abuse is on a […]

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The Journey is the Healing

The Journey is the Healing

Written by on June 12, 2012 in On Healing with 2 Comments

It is easy to fall prey to the alluring idea that healing is a destination, that it is something to be achieved. But what happens when you achieve it? Then what? Does life suddenly pause with happily ever after? It is self defeating to be chasing the end when all the learning and joy is […]

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The Effects of Abuse and What Is Normal?

The Effects of Abuse and What Is Normal?

Written by on May 17, 2012 in About Abuse, On Healing with 8 Comments

“Why didn’t you or anyone else stand up against the abuses you suffered?” When I talk about my childhood I get this question a lot. I have asked it of myself many times too. The answer is quite simple. Abuse was normal. Like eating, sleeping and doing the dishes. It was a part of life. […]

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Spirituality and the Exercise of Compassion

Spirituality and the Exercise of Compassion

Written by on May 1, 2012 in On Healing, On Spirituality with 0 Comments

From the moment I left the polygamous culture I have been on a quest to find a valuable resource for spiritual development. What I discovered is that there are resources everywhere including all religions. I have always thought of myself as religious until I left religion and then I realized that spirituality is just a […]

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Dreamwork

Dreamwork

Written by on May 1, 2012 in On Healing with 0 Comments

Dreams are a powerful tool for self awareness. They can give direction in healing and often provide clear messages when going through difficult times. I am not necessarily suggesting writing down all of your dreams or over analyzing their often cryptic messages but to merely pay attention to them. Dreams can provide a window into […]

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