Tag Archives: Shame

False Friends

A friend on Facebook and in life sent a note along the lines that she was impressed by the promotional activities I’d just begun. I feel immensely grateful for her comment, and for all the wonderfully supportive and inspirational comments and … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Feelings/Emotions, Friendship, Kindness, Laziness, Listening to the Whispers of the Heart | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

Making Dreams Come True & All the Fears & Shadows That are Coming Up For Me

A big part of my dream of bringing my first two children’s books to life and into the hands of young children and their loved ones was to give my friends and loved ones from various communities the opportunity to … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Choices, Dreams, Fear, Feelings/Emotions, Following Your Passion, Friendship, Gratitude, Project Updates for Children's Stories/Poems I Wrote, Regret, Teamwork | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The Corrosive Power Of Ego

I believe that ego corrodes relationships, self-confidence, and feelings of self-worth. My ego used to run nearly constant unnecessary and harmful replays in my mind of instances that happened long ago that brought on feelings of shame, guilt, pain, and … Continue reading

Posted in Awareness, Breakthroughs, Choices, Gratitude, LIfe Lessons, Mistakes, My Beliefs, Observations, Random Thoughts, Relationship Lessons Learned | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The Curb

Dear friends: The poem below is dedicated to all who have lost loved ones, to those who have healed, and those who still struggle with their pain, grief, and/or regret at not having said or done what they now wish … Continue reading

Posted in Loneliness, Pain & Grief, Poetry I Wrote, Regret, Suffering, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

“If Only…”

“If Only…” “If only…” he said ‘til the day he died Let regrets drown His dreams inside Paralyzed in the present By mistakes of the past Gave up on living Until dying at last Few words are so cruel Or … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way Back To Each Other

I just heard a powerful and inspiring TED talk by Dr. Brene’ Brown about Vulnerability and Shame. I highly recommend that you invest the time to listen to it. Some of my favorite parts: Vulnerability is NOT weakness. Vulnerability is … Continue reading

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Envy

I recently had a conversation with someone who was feeling bad about his financial situation. I’ll call him Trevor but that isn’t his real name. Like most of us he’d made financial mistakes and felt bad about them, especially when … Continue reading

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