MONDAY MORNING, IT’S SUNNY AND SILENT IN THE ROOM

This is the fourth post of my “Real and Raw” guest post series. Bridget McCafferty was part of my friend group during college from almost 20 years ago! I hadn’t seen Bridget for so long, until several years ago, we were at a baby shower for another friend in the group. It was so lovely to catch up, and we’ve been social media buddies ever since. However, I don’t really know much about Bridget’s life, and never really did. So, I was profoundly honored and excited when she responded to my real and raw guest post inquiry. Continue reading MONDAY MORNING, IT’S SUNNY AND SILENT IN THE ROOM

USING AFFIRMATIONS IN A WAY I NEVER HAVE BEFORE

I was driving home from my sister’s house last night, and I was feeling pretty good. Considering it’s been two months since being broken up with, I think I was in very good spirits. Then a song came on that made my cry. No big deal, songs make me cry all of the time these days, and that’s okay. But I realized that right after I gathered myself, my cheeks still wet with tears, I started obsessing about romance. And I noticed that it’s this thing that I do, that I have historically done, when I’m in pain. So, on this occasion, instead of letting the obsessions play out, I started using affirmations, saying them out loud to myself in that moment. And these affirmations really seemed to neutralize my emotions, and level me out. Continue reading USING AFFIRMATIONS IN A WAY I NEVER HAVE BEFORE

MAKING BEAUTIFUL ART ABOUT GRIEF AND LOSS IS REALLY HELPING

Loss is loss, and it doesn’t exactly matter what form it takes. And even though I’m surviving the loss of my romantic relationship, one month after he broke up with me, I’m still grieving hard core. And for whatever reason, I have been finding that making beautiful art about the death of my mother is really helping. Perhaps the sadness I’m feeling about losing my ex is bringing up unchecked emotions about the loss of my mother. Or, perhaps I just need a new way to grieve the loss of Mike, and making sad art about my mother is helping move those emotions along. Continue reading MAKING BEAUTIFUL ART ABOUT GRIEF AND LOSS IS REALLY HELPING

PUTTING MY LIFE IN THE HANDS OF THE GODDESSES, I THINK…

In this episode of The Goddess Attainable Podcast, I share a bit about how I’m trying to find a new way to manage my fears and stresses about money and other life things, in the wake of my recent and abrupt breakup. And I give details about a sort of miracle experience with a mop, that I had while I was communicating with The Goddesses. This episode is about making a choice to turn things over (to a power greater than ourselves, in whatever form that takes), when life is just too scary and overwhelming. Continue reading PUTTING MY LIFE IN THE HANDS OF THE GODDESSES, I THINK…

LEAN INTO GRIEF AND DISCOVER THE MYSTERIES OF ITS WISDOM

My best friend sent me a link to an amazing podcast episode yesterday. And ever since I listened to it, I have been practicing deliberate heart-work, in order to help me process my grief. As discussed in the episode, I have been finding that when we lean into grief, rather than run from it, we uncover all of our illusions. And when we drop from our heads into our hearts, and honor the wisdom of our chest-center, we can move through grief, pain, loss, and sadness, in a much more productive way. It’s such hard work, but so much better than avoidance. Continue reading LEAN INTO GRIEF AND DISCOVER THE MYSTERIES OF ITS WISDOM

EXPERIENCING FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND NEGATIVITY IN NEW AND IMPROVED WAYS

Experiencing a break-up feels a bit like experiencing the death of a loved one. One goes through the same grieving process, and this process can’t be forced. It just sucks, and there’s no fucking way around it. But what also miraculously happens after a death, if we are open to it, are newfound open windows, doors, insights, and magic. We are often graced by these new opportunities, and don’t necessarily have to force them. We just have to hold on, white-knuckling, surviving the waves of sadness. And allow Grace to heal us, and gift us with new possibilities. And since my recent break-up, I am already experiencing freedom from fear and negativity in new and improved ways. Continue reading EXPERIENCING FREEDOM FROM FEAR AND NEGATIVITY IN NEW AND IMPROVED WAYS

I WELCOME THE COMFORTING NIGHTS AND DREAD MY AWAKE TIME

For those of you who haven’t been following, I was dumped by my beloved last month. And I’m now in a full-blown, healing-from-heartbreak period. Look out 2022, cuz here I come! And what has been so fascinating about this awful AF period of time, is that I have been welcoming my comforting nights, and really struggling during my waking hours. The nights have been my time of ultimate healing, and recovery, and restoration. And I haven’t been actively doing anything to move it along. I’ve been unconscious for most of it, and it’s been happening to me, and for me. Thank you, Nighttime, you are the best! Continue reading I WELCOME THE COMFORTING NIGHTS AND DREAD MY AWAKE TIME

HOW TO HEAL YOUR WOUNDED INNER CHILD

Are you a human being? Yes? And as a human being, have you ever experienced any pain, trauma, or fear as a child? Probably. And as an adult, do you sometimes get triggered by something that feels sort of deep-seated and somewhat irrational? Well, if so, welcome to being a person! Whether or not you had a dark childhood, or a fairly bright one, we’ve all experienced some form of trauma or fear as a little person. And we carry that wounded inner child around with us at all times, even if we are adulting like a goddess and holding down our shit! Well, I have an exercise that’s super easy and safe, if you are like me and don’t want to allow your wounded inner child to dictate your happiness as an adult. Continue reading HOW TO HEAL YOUR WOUNDED INNER CHILD

A GODDESS AWAKENING HAPPENS WHEN YOU NEED IT TO

I have adored this goddess from the moment I stumbled across her blog. After typing “goddess” in my Wordpress Reader search field, I found The Hot Goddess, and I’m so happy I did! I wanted to find and follow other like-minded goddesses, and share with them my own journey of my goddess awakening. Natalie, is one of those goddesses who has had an incredible life journey, and she’s still on it! And over time, I have come to believe that her and I are kindred blogger spirits! It’s so amazing what happens when you open yourself up to others. Continue reading A GODDESS AWAKENING HAPPENS WHEN YOU NEED IT TO

MY EXPERIENCE WITH SPIRIT GUIDE COMMUNICATION

This is the first time I have ever openly expressed my experience with spirit guide communication. The only people who know about my guides are my closest friends, and they in fact helped me discover my guides. But more about that later. If you think this is a bunch of silly crap, I totally understand. I’m not pushing my beliefs on anyone else, and don’t even really know what I believe. I am just sharing one goddess’s experience with you. So feel free to take whatever pieces you like, and leave the rest behind. But try to be open, because you might just have spirit guides of your own waiting to connect with you! Continue reading MY EXPERIENCE WITH SPIRIT GUIDE COMMUNICATION