What to do When Life Gets Hard

What to do When Life Gets Hard

Yesterday I received a note that read something like this: 

Today, I'm hurting more than ever. I just can't seem to stop crying, remembering and hurting. I feel so lonely and broken. What do I do? 

I wanted to give you the tools I offered her so you also have a guide to help you when life gets hard. 

I said something like this: 

When you are triggered (as you are today) into crying, remembering, hurting, etc. I encourage you to be gentle with yourself and try some simple tools to calm your nervous system. 

3 Simple Shifts to Open Your Heart

3 Simple Shifts to Open Your Heart

Here are 3 simple shifts to open your heart. I often use these when I can feel myself closing off. This is a common reaction to stress (especially for those of us who have been hurt deeply in the past). 

Healing My Abandonment Issues

Healing My Abandonment Issues

Sometimes, when I least expect it, another layer of my grief pops up to the surface to be healed.

I was recently gifted with an opportunity to re-deal with some sticky abandonment issues left over from my mom's death -which was likely a suicide.
  
Someone really close to my heart left for a few weeks on vacation and my stress level increased to a place I knew (consciously) wasn't appropriate for the present-moment situation.

It was time to practice what I preach.
 

How to Let Go

How to Let Go

Yesterday I was talking to a friend about how to let go of the need to control life which is often easier said then done - especially when we are dealing with stress. And perhaps even more so when dealing with the stress of loss. 

Forgive with this Simple 5 Step Process

Forgive with this Simple 5 Step Process

I have been working to forgive on my own personal journey a lot in the past little while and wanted to share with you a practice that I find hugely powerful.

This forgiveness practice comes from ho’oponopono a ancient Hawaiian healing modality.
 

What is Your Body Telling You?

What is Your Body Telling You?

 I arrived here in India 3 days ago after the most epic journey which got me thinking. After my 33 hour travel day I had a sore neck.  If I was a client I would ask, "what is your body telling you?" And, offer the following contemplation. 

"Is there something in your life you are afraid to look at or say or express?"