Month: November 2017

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

So This

Rather than entering into a difficult conversation, some people will try to silence you when they feel threatened by having to look at something that shakes their sense of power or pride.  I am not sure what this tactic is called but it is very familiar and it is this from which I walked away. …

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

Truth to Bullshit

Highly relevant and illuminating passage from Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown and brilliant supporting meme made with ♥ by yours truly : THE PROLIFERATION OF BULLSHIT Someone who lies and someone who tells the truth are playing on opposite sides, so to speak, in the same game. Each responds to the facts as he …

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

Narcissist Be Like

My sons and I ♥luuuuv us some Pink Panther.  It never stops being hysterically funny.  We literally roar and do that thing where we punch each other’s arms for every ridiculous thing and then we rewind and replay certain parts repeatedly. Pink Panther is clever sneaky and selfish AF and somehow seemingly innocent and totally lovable. …

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

The Loss of an Estranged Parent

Shit shit shit…I just got third party information that my mother has been taken to the hospital.  My mother has made her decision and choices clear.  So, I suppose I will wait and see what her family sees fit to share with or ask of me.  I never did get the playbook on how to …

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

About Forcing Kids to Hug and Kiss – STOP

With the consistent soul rapey antics directed at my sons by my mother and sister, the issue of rights to our bodies, feelings, and voices has been gnawing on my bones. I realize that binding the feet of baby girls in China and female circumcision in African countries are more severe examples of dominance and …