To celebrate World Book Day, here’s 10 books that changed my world.
- The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Mastery of Love – Don Miguel Ruiz
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
- Weight Loss for People Who Feel Too Much – Colette Baron-Reid
- Journey of Souls – Michael Newton
- Be Your Own Shaman – Deborah King
- Warrior of the Light – Paulo Coelho
- Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu
- Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
- You Can Heal Your Life – Louise Hay
I keep seeing posts about replacing your “I’m sorry’s” with “Thank you’s.” Which is right up my alley. Our words are our magic! So thank you for waiting for me. I’ve been processing some things in my world and I tend to detach so I can process. But the Universe had limited patience for my stagnation and the amount of people contacting me and my loved ones about my posts was the sign I needed to get up.
Also I’m a Gemini ♊ and we can get distracted by new ideas and projects easily. (Because new is so fun!)
So I can’t promise I won’t go underground again, especially as I’m moving forward to get my personal training certificate to combine emotional and physical health, but I can promise to do my best and be grateful for your patience and compassion in the interims.
Leading a group meditation in a friend’s office
Enjoy my interview on WooWoo for the Skeptic.
My friend and fellow healer Kim Polinder interviewed me for her podcast WooWoo for the Skeptic. I talk more about my personal story, my journey to heal my depression and anxiety, and answer general questions about spirituality. Continue reading “Q&A on WooWoo for the Skeptic”
Two years ago I found myself drowning in a suicidal depression. I dealt with anxiety and panic attacks my whole life and had been struggling with increasingly worse depression. Having grown up around addicts, I thought I understood what “hitting bottom” meant, but this depressive dip I found myself in showed me that sometimes “bottom” has a basement. I buried myself deeply under self-sabotaging and numbing patterns. Feeling anything was just too much at the time. But the thing I learned about numbing was: you can’t numb the bad without numbing the good. So I found myself engaging in risky and reckless behaviors just to feel something. I was looking for an accident to take me out. I would ride my bike in heavy, fast traffic hoping a car would side swipe me and end it. I was done with life. Memories had surfaced and the weight of my past had become too much. I was ready to check out.
Continue reading “My Own Making Om”