Month: May 2016

Forgiveness Is Freedom From Pain

We’ve all been hurt at some point in our life and probably had a difficult time letting go and forgiving. Sometimes the pain of what someone we care about did can feel so great that forgiveness doesn’t even seem like an option. It’s not easy, but understanding our part in keeping the pain alive can help us heal and, in turn, forgive. When we look inside ourselves and find the ability to truly forgive, we can find emotional freedom and peace. But, how do we do that? Forgiving someone for hurting us deeply is easier said than done. I use a couple of tools that...

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It Takes A Village

It’s in our nature to love each other…It takes a village! I was talking to my sister today about how I was struggling to come up with a blog post idea. I really wanted to put out something meaningful and close to my heart. My niece, whom I love dearly, is coming to visit next month, so she suggested I write a post about my relationship with her. A piece about relationships and the special people in our life. I wasn’t sure where to go with it, but as we were talking, she said something that stopped me in my tracks; she said “it...

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How Do We Accept Other Peoples Judgments of Us? Acceptance is the Answer…

Acceptance is always the answer! Acceptance is the answer, but what about dealing with other people’s lack of acceptance? Here’s where compassion, lack of judgment and acceptance gets tricky. One of my closest friends reached out to me this morning. She asked me to remind her about a conversation we recently had regarding accepting other people, whether we agree with their personalities or not. She then proceeded to tell me a story; someone close to her had just verbally attacked her character. I could tell how fresh the wound still was. My poor friend was so distraught and really...

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Let Go of Fear and Live Your Best Life

Fear comes in many forms. It’s not easy, but if we let go of fear we can live our best life. We may fear losing something or someone, missing out on something and even making the wrong decision. Sometimes we fear competition, the unknown, change, failure or even success. Jealousy, anger, sadness and anxiety all stem from fear. The list goes on, fear causes many of our negative emotions and can end up being the determining factor in many of the decisions we make. Sometimes people get jealous, or put other people down, to justify allowing their own fear to...

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When We Make Up Stories in Our Head We Create the Story We Fear the Most…

I know I’m not alone in this one – we all make up stories in our head! This is something I used to really struggle with. Don’t get me wrong, I still catch myself making up stories in my head on the daily. The difference today is I have tools to combat the stories I tell myself and the ability to bring myself back to the present moment, which is all I really have. The stories that I make up in my head used to cause anxiety attacks or sometimes just fuel them. I’ve struggled with generalized anxiety disorder for years and...

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