Month: October 2017

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, Musings, Self-Love, Trauma

Happy Birthday

I adore Eddie Murphy and may celebrate later by watching Coming to America or Beverly Hills Cop.  Laughter is key and I have found that unless I can be free to cry around you, I will never deeply laugh with you or enjoy or want sex with you.  Wholesome laughter, for me, seems the height …

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, J Catherine ghoneim Whitney, Mindful Parenting, Self-Love, Trauma

One Day at A Time

One day at a time, I seek,find, and create comfort around what it is like to be the object of scapegoating, betrayal, discarding.  For me, this is the blessing of finding and connecting with those who relate through similar experience.  So, my friends and boyfriend, no matter how loving– are not my greatest supply or …

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, J Catherine ghoneim Whitney, Mindful Parenting, Musings, Self-Love, Trauma

Emotional Honesty and Healing v. Play Acting

Our attitudes are usually conveyed to other people by what we say and do–and how, if the attitudes really reflect what we feel.  Gentle actions and soft, courteous words may only counterfeit our true feelings.  We may even think we have overcome resentment, self-righteousness and self-pity, but if they are still there inside us, they …

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, J Catherine ghoneim Whitney, Mindful Parenting, Musings, Self-Love, Trauma

Poor Sally Draper

I recently began (binge(ofcourse)) watching Mad Men after having attempted before but never fully getting into it. In true addict fashion, I went from zero interest to obsession.  I admittedly do many things in this way, though I do not feel addicted to anything other than carbs. I am aware of my all-or-nothing way of …

Acceptance, Faith, Intimacy, Mindful Parenting, Musings, Self-Love, Trauma

Recovery from Life

I struggle to relate to anyone asserting they have nothing to recover from. 🙄 Every cell of my being tells me to beware of people claiming that.   Usually because they are unwilling to own their dis-ease and therefore likely to offload rather than heal it– and quick to judge and banish those honestly addressing struggle and …