Mental pain is quite different from physical pain, and if you are anything like me, you have felt its presence intensely .....It flows into your chest and tightens your muscles with the sorrow and heartbreak stemming from over 600 Saturday nights spent alone within the same four walls....Tweet Mental pain is quite different from physical … Continue reading Mental Pain from Weekends Alone: The “Gap”
Opening your heart center to engage in heart based living can greatly increase the richness and joy of your life. But it is important to be aware that you may face obstacles when journeying into the realm of heart based perception. That way, you can learn to navigate the common obstacles of heart based living so you know what to do if you are faced with them.
I found this in an old journal, written close to a year ago in the thick of the aftermath of having the health I fought so hard to reclaim stripped away. - - - - Relapse from Lyme disease was dismal, a repugnant and vile defeat. Even worse, it wasn't real. The reality I was wading … Continue reading Nothing is What it Seems, When Your Worst Nightmares Become your Dreams
In regards to tragedy, we too often think “that happens to other people, not me.” This is an absolutely understandable, yet nonetheless naively ignorant, comfort mechanism. Still, it does not stop there. Most of us also, although we are not likely to admit it, held an illusionary image of the self we would be if … Continue reading The Role Preconceived Notions Play in the Healing Process
When a negative feeling arises, use it. Keep it. Feel it. Become it. Inhale it. Feel it in your heart, lungs, and veins. Tweet Navigating your way through the haze of chronic Lyme disease is a feeling which words do not exist for. You cannot imagine it or describe it, only experience it. It's as … Continue reading Negative Emotions: What Do We Do with Them? How Do We Get through the Hours of Excruciating Pain and Darkness?