My Yearning Is more Powerful than my shame

My Yearning Is more Powerful than my shame

I love this pic, and the woman in it! It's a picture of one of my kindred spirits and Earth Sisters: Dai. She has been beside me through my traumas, triumphs, joys and pain. For a "survivor" of trauma, a "person to trust" can feel hard (if not impossible) to find, and is a massive blessing to have. Dai teaches me through example - showing me the power and beauty in being open and ...
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Guest Blog: Navigating the Joys & Sorrows of Animal Companionship

Guest Blog: Navigating the Joys & Sorrows of Animal Companionship

When True2Soul's founder invited me to be a part of her newsletter, I was delighted at the prospect.  Knowing she has other contributors to address more esoteric aspects of animal companions, we kicked around a few general ideas.  In the end, I decided to contribute some thoughts regarding the difficulties I've encountered during my years of being the human in the lives of a variety of pets. I don't know that "difficulties" is quite the ...
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Guest Blog: Surrender To The Heart

Guest Blog: Surrender To The Heart

What does it mean to surrender to the heart? To what in my heart am I surrendering? Can one navigate one's life from listening to the heart? Does surrender take away or give me power? Before I share some thoughts on the above questions, I will share a little about the journey I am on. On July 1st,  2016 I released myself from most of my possessions and took to the open road to share ...
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Guest Blog:  Illness & The Psycho-Spiritual Connection

Guest Blog: Illness & The Psycho-Spiritual Connection

Before I start, I want to explain that I'm not a psychotherapist nor do I claim to be.  The purpose of this article is to share some thoughts that are close to my heart that may resonate with some of you out there, and maybe to help you realize that you're not alone. Have you ever had a gut feeling about something, but the implication of following through with it is so scary that you ...
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Begin Simply - then Simply Begin!

Begin Simply – then Simply Begin!

The dawn of a new year - and with it many resolutions, plans, goals and to-do lists! How much do your resolutions help you? What if what you've been doing year after year still leaves you dissatisfied, and what will YOU DO differently this year? We often complicate matters, but beginning a new year intentionally is really simple. "Know what makes you tick". Hey, I said "simple" not “easy”. Knowing the “why” behind what we ...
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You Are the Bridge!

You Are the Bridge!

You are the bridge between your past & the future you seek. Neither your history nor your future aspirations are more important than what is true for YOU right now. If you want to transform your life, find who & what supports you. Separate the wheat from the chaff. Transformation is not a future event. It is a NOW thing. We often get lost in the past or future & “opt out” of the present ...
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Who Is In Your Corner?  Get Woke!

Who Is In Your Corner? Get Woke!

When it gets down to the nitty-gritty – who is in your corner? Transformation can feel like a lonely process – for any number of reasons. You may feel like if you “level up” (aka better yourself) – people will leave you or you will have to move away from them. Sometimes we feel ostracised or alienated when we change. Other times we may even feel attacked when we transform our lives. We often keep ...
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Transformation: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Transformation: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I've recently connected with a beautiful man who said: “When we are brought out of something, it is not (only) for us – it is for the people coming after us.” This statement served as the perfect reminder to me of my “5 Ws + H”. WHY do I do what I do? WHY are healing and transformation so vital to me? WHAT/WHO is all of my work serving? WHERE am I heading? HOW am ...
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Your Life - Your Definition - Your Decision

Your Life – Your Definition – Your Decision

In search of success and happiness - we sometimes focus on what gets in our way. This can become our greatest obstacle to transition and growth. On True2Soul Radio (Living Fiercely & On Purpose - On the Spectrum:  http://bit.ly/2h2IxcG), I chat with Professor of Theology, Author, Founder of Spectrum Inclusion and Advocate: Ron Sandison. He shares how he persevered and thrived, both in his personal and professional life – regardless of what society attempted to ...
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Hidden Treasures in the Shores of Pain

Hidden Treasures in the Shores of Pain

"What is the point?" I like this direct question. It helps me make sense of my work, my day-to-day living, my history, and my visions. It helps clarify my life. “What is the point” is a tool of discernment for me – helping me figure out what all of my experiences (including the traumatic ones) offer me. So let’s apply this question to real life for a moment. What possible wisdom can I extract from ...
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