The Journey to Emotional Health and Healing is not for the faint of heart. But it is the most worthwhile journey we can take. It’s worth all the blood sweat and tears along the way when every moment of discomfort is on purpose - in service - of our personal growth and deep healing. It is an honour.
One of the biggest lessons to learn is understanding that healing is a process of learning, re-learning, and un-learning. It does not just HAPPEN.
It’s learning to develop a whole new set of skills that lead to emotional intelligence requires commitment. And that commitment provides us with a better quality of life in all areas.
Emotional Health and Healing takes:
The openness, and readiness for change. Willingness is a step beyond desire. Many of us DESIRE better emotional health. But not all of us are willing to do what it takes to get there. Are you willing to actively and intentionally pursue your healing?
Making a commitment to yourself -...
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Why I don’t believe in surviving Podcast Episode 13
It is the holiday season and after a couple weeks away from the podcast, I am excited and fired up about today’s episode. It’s going to come out on Christmas day and it’s perfect because I know that Christmas and the New Year are times of deep emotion and deep reflection.
AND I know that a lot of you really struggle with some sadness and some heaviness and some emotional stuff during the holiday season. And this podcast episode is designed to help you with that and to enlighten you and heighten your awareness about how you view your journey in this life and in this world.
So - I want to talk about why I don’t believe in the concept or the idea, or the mindset of surviving the holiday season. I’m seeing a lot of stuff pop up online about the holiday survival guide, And why I think this mindset keeps people stuck in emotional pain, keeps people from feeling...
I've been diving into the work of receiving in my own life ( you can listen to my podcast episode about receiving here ).
Receiving is HEART WORK. It is an absolutely opening of the heart. And what i've discovered is that often before we can receive on a deeper level - we often must experience release on a deeper level.
Releasing thought patterns and identity blocks that don't serve us. Releasing unworthiness and shame. Releasing fear around stepping up and into the power of who you are. Releasing fear of even just being seen as who you are.
And I find it fascinating that what we are afraid of releasing is often what we say we WANT to release. Like who would say they don't want to receive deeper intimacy, clarity, healing, money, joy and FLOW? We ALL want that. But desire is much different from willingness.
We all have desires. But we don't all RECEIVE what we desire. Because while we may want things SOOOOO bad (which in and of itself can be painful - the...
Power comes through all kinds of vessels
The vessel can crack
It can break right open
Sometimes that’s necessary
Other times the vessel is flexible
It moves with the force - with the energy
Ebbing and flowing
Our job is never to wonder and contemplate how it’s going to come up - our power.
How it’s going to show up for us in our lives.....
Our job is to trust that the power is there.
And it might have to move through some emotional heaviness and fear and shame and uncertainty.
But it’s there. It’s emerging
As you release.
And it will do what it needs to do to come out and to emerge
And 99.999999% of our job is to allow it through
And if you break and crack while your power is coming through, that’s okay.
That’s all part of it.
So if you’ve been struggling to find your voice
To be seen
To live from your heart and embody the queen energy that was meant for you...
If you feel...
Let’s have a real conversation.
About all the shit I am absolutely tired of.
Completely bored of.
I will list them for you:
1. Feeling like I’m “too much”
2. Trying to “fit in”
3. Being anything other than my complicated, hilarious, confusing, intense, multi-passionate, intellectual, spiritual, ridiculous self
There are no rules.
There is no fucking right way.
THIS is the thinking that keeps people – especially women – stuck in cycles of high-functioning depression and anxiety and scurrying around trying really hard to be liked and loved and noticed.
Well… it’s shedding off me like old skin.
All the leftover layers of bullshit conditioning that kept the door to my own heart of hearts locked up and completely lifeless.
I’m just so over it.
You could say it’s trauma healing.
You could say it’s that I’m “Growing up”, you could say that it’s that I’m about to turn thirty.
In this episode, I’m talking about the difference between knowledge and awareness.
If you wonder why you “KNOW” what to do, but don’t do it, then I’ll share with you the missing link to making powerful change in your life using the beautiful work of awareness.
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Knowledge vs. Awareness Podcast
I want to talk today about the beauty of awareness and how awareness, true awareness differs from knowledge, intellectual knowing. I believe that when you get into awareness, the realm of deep awareness, you are actually entering the realm of consciousness, of seeing, and of realization. And I believe that whenever you are looking to make lasting change in your life, when you are transforming in any way, you must start with awareness.
Most people start with action. And so they may intellectually know something - they may know what to do, what action to take and they can write it on a piece of...
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Podcast Episode 10
Throughout my work, I’ve really sort of zoned in completely on emotional health and what I call emotional richness. I am realizing that there’s such a deep need for this work in the world, and I am loving sharing what I have learned, and the concepts that I’ve been developing for my own life and even concepts others have taught me that have allowed me to create an emotional life that is constantly developing in richness and in complexity and in depth. And as a result of that it’s also developed in joy. Because I have found over the past 10 years or so since I have been doing emotional health work that even though there have been some things that I have had to clear, or some more complicated and complex emotions I’ve had to work through, I have always found better health all around, not even just emotionally but holistically through deepening my capacity to feel my...
I’ll tell you an important secret to making lasting, deep change. The kind of change required to really shake up your identity and call new experiences into your life that you ACTUALLY want.
You have to separate your self-worth from what it is that you’re doing. You cannot link the two together.
First, you accept that you are 100% loveable and worthy and that you are whole as you are. AND THEN… you set about achieving what you desire (healing, emotional health, weight loss, new relationships).
You’re not healing because it will make you worthy.
You’re not losing weight to make you more worthy.
You’re not getting a new job or starting a business because it will make you worthy. You’re not meditating because it will make you more worthy.
You’re not going to yoga and lifting weights because it will make you more worthy.
You're not working on your communication skills because it will make you more worthy.
You're not getting...
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Emotional Honesty Podcast
So the past couple weeks we talked about high-functioning anxiety and high-functioning depression so this is really a three-part series. So, if you’d like to you can go back and listen to those two episodes before this one. But this one, as promised is the third part to those and it’s about healing high-functioning anxiety and high functioning depression.
And I believe that emotional honesty is truly what heals us, what helps us integrate our lives, what helps us get out of cycles and patterns and trauma re-enactments. I believe that we spend our whole lives deepening our emotional honesty and our ability to truly be who we are and be authentic which, I mean authentic is like a word I’m starting to hate these days just because it’s such a buzz word now. But it applies to this conversation that we’ve been having on the podcast about depression and anxiety and healing from these things.