Choosing the healing work changes everything. Everytime you learn something new it's as if a weight is lifted off your shoulders and you feel lighter and free. My husband Garin joins me for a portion of the episode sharing why he does his healing work even though it's hard.
Description: When we are faced with triggers or past trauma, it’s easy to turn back to what feels familiar. Challenge yourself to move through the pain rather than repeat the heartache.
From the words of Brene' Brown, "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen"...."Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance."
Listen to these examples to see if this resonates with you. I talk about scenarios where abuse may not be noticed and I give you phrases you can use to set boundaries.
Words, phrases, and actions explaining what verbal and emotional abuse looks like and sounds like. Steps we can take to learn and change these behaviors in ourselves and boundaries we can place to keep safe from others if we are being abused in this way
We don’t have to navigate and control everything around us trying to make sure it all works out.
With recent events of chaos and destruction how can we open our eyes to what’s happening in our own homes and learn to see things different so we can take action.
How to turn what feels impossible into peace and freedom from the chaos of the unknown.
Asking questions to name the pain that is triggering us, leads to validation and letting go, and continuing forward in our healing.
There is pain and exhaustion after the work is done and the major part of the trial is over. We discuss why this happens and how to navigate to healing
Betrayal is shocking regardless of our experience. The heart does not know the difference between pornography addiction and/or face to face infidelity. What you’ve experienced is worth holding space for. It does not need to be compared to another persons trauma.
“Stop asking why they keep doing it, and start asking yourself why you keep allowing it”
Speaking truth is hard to do and hard to hear sometimes but its the way to living in truth and not continually pushing things under the rug as if its not happening all around us. Staying quiet may protect the one, but speaking out protects many.
So much freedom to enjoy when we get out of our own way and remove our false beliefs.
Putting our grief on the table, being open to new ways of seeing, brings us awareness and furthers healing.
We are precious to God. We talk about what that means, how we can remember that truth, and how to take advantage of His Love.
You have to “Act” in order to receive the answers you need that will change your situation. Acting for yourself rather than being “acted upon” will strengthen you so you will be able to make hard decisions when needed.
Shaming our emotional brain hinders our progress and healing. Learn to accept both our logic and our emotional ways of thinking to reach clarity and healing.
When panic and chaos suddenly appear, do I react from a place of fear or of a sound mind? What is my body trying to tell me?
Finding our worth by using a list and container to unpack and see clear the steps we need to take in order to uncover our worth and become ready to take control of our happiness.
We all fall short at times. We learn something and then make the same mistake again and again. This episode talks about why this happens and how it's part of our growth and progression.
It's harmful when we try to save another person from the consequence of their choices. If we are in denial of the truth and enable others we are hindering our progress as well as theirs.
It's important to know how to decompress our stress and anxieties. We talk through many ways to combat overwhelming feelings and return to a state of peace allowing clarity to fill our mind and soul.
We are getting real with the truth about how our behaviors are limiting our progress in finding healing and recovery from trauma.
Trauma told me the only way to survive was to see the whole picture. My higher power and the 12-step program told me to take one step at a time.
It was time to accept my reality. The truth was staring me in the face. I needed to heal me...but how?
Episode 1: I thought my Life was a Lie: As a survivor of betrayal, infidelity, trauma, and emotional abuse, I Chose In to doing the hard work necessary to see through the manipulation, deceit, and lies that came from being the spouse of an addict.