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The Serenity Prayer

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, 

The courage to change the things I can,


and the wisdom to know the difference.

Angels Are As Real As My Trauma

Was there an external entity answering my questions within my head?  Was it just me speaking to myself?  I don’t know, and I don’t care.  I truthfully think it’s a bogus question, and the delineation of internal and external in this sense if false.  I believe there is more to reality than the narrow slice that we normally experience.  Much more.  Infinitely more.  There is no way to translate it into words.  Was it an angel?  A spirit messenger?  A guide?  My own emotional  intelligence personified? Take your pick.  I think they’re all saying the same thing.  I choose the word angel, though he called himself a guide.  


So yes, angels are real.  As real as my trauma, and as real as my ability to heal from it.

3 Simple, Quick, & Effective Body-Mind Connection Techniques

I often find myself stuck in a destructive loop inside my own head where a bad feeling leads to self criticism.  This leads to a worse feeling which leads to harsher self criticism which leads to...and on and on until I’m so in the pits that doing anything besides lying down is inconceivable.  It took me a long time and a lot of trial and error, but I eventually discovered a few core practices that allow me to escape this self destructive loop and come back to myself balanced and revitalized.

That Negative Emotion Is Actually Your Friend

I’ve lived much of my life at various stages of war within myself.  Everything from head on assault to full scale retreat to under the table diplomatic bargaining.  An uneasy truce if I was lucky.  I realized recently that this is an unwinnable war, due to the simple fact that the “negative” emotion isn’t at all separate from me.  To defeat it would be to defeat myself.  It’s like a horrible game of whack-a-mole, except I am both the whacker and the mole.  So what am I left with? Surrender to the invading army of the negative emotion, because if I can’t beat ‘em, I might as well join ‘em?  What if the whole story I am telling myself is wrong...

What Training My Puppy Has Taught Me About My Own Healing

I positively reinforce myself, but I make sure to use the correct treat

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