Pain Box

Pain Box

You cannot miss the step of feeling. Feeling the pain. Let me repeat, you cannot skip over the pain and go directly to healing. Recovery is not a board game where we get out of jail free and get to go unscathed. Healing is messy. 

What is Shame Anyway?

What is Shame Anyway?

As of late, there has been much more use of the word shame, thanks to the amazing Brene Brown. But even so, this is a word that rarely makes it out of our mouths and when it does, it is usually misused. 

Caged Creatures

Caged Creatures

In rereading Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, I have become really fixated and stuck on a passage in which she writes about the white tiger Mohini who spent a good portion of her life at the Washington D.C. Zoo. 

In the Bandaged Places and the Cracks Comes the Awakening

In the Bandaged Places and the Cracks Comes the Awakening

The universe always seems to show us things that we need to pay attention to. There is a constant theme that keeps tapping me on the shoulder and that is, let it all in and let it all out. The poet Rumi and the late, great artist Leonard Cohen reminds us of this. Both of these writers can speak so purely and help heal the weary spirit.