Category Archives: Radical forgiveness

I won’t be afraid.

I feel traumatized a day after this 2016 election, but I won’t be afraid. When the first state wins pointed to Trump, I just knew that Clinton was going to lose.  I cried, hard, at what this might mean for … Continue reading

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The legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … Continue reading

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Accepting when it’s hard.

Yesterday, my best internet friend needed a month-long break from me. Not a couple of days, not a couple of weeks. But a whole month. I have separation anxiety. I know this is stupid and irrational. I KNOW I’d been … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Broke Down Spirit, Connection, Disconnection, Friendship, Grief and Loss, Healing, Healthy detachment, Highly Sensitive Person, Mindfulness, Moods, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Sadness, True Self, Trust | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

I never saw them like that before

My mind has been spinning new tales about my grandparents and mother as I’ve been exploring old photographs I took at my mother’s home not too long ago. I only knew my grandparents as “old” people.  They were already in … Continue reading

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Sometimes I’m not a nice person

Sometimes I’m not a nice person. I know that. I accept that about me. Since I don’t expect anyone to understand me, except me, I will do what I need to do to tend to my own stuff and stay … Continue reading

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