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Making Peace with Pain

Making Peace with Pain

I had a realization this week that although a relationship can be painful, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unsafe. Unpleasant feelings get our attention on our needs and on tending more consciously to our well-being.  However, they are not inherently “harmful.” When I feel hurt, or feel pain, I am not always necessarily being “harmed.”

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Permission to Request What You Want

Permission to Request What You Want

Many of us have spent a lifetime knowing what it is that would make us happy, but not giving ourselves the permission to ask for it.  Often, we protect what we imagine are others’ feelings to the detriment of speaking what is true for ourselves.  

Sometimes even in our closest relationships, telling the people who are important to us exactly what we want or need can feel like an impossible task.  It can be an absolute revelation when we realize that clear requests allow us to show up authentically, and also allow us to co-create the boundaries of our relationship together.

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