How to Become Honest with Ourselves

How to Become Honest with Ourselves

Okay, let’s just admit it, getting honest with ourselves is painful.   I look back to when I was married (round 1) and I hate to admit, but I blamed a lot.  I blamed him for my unhappiness. “Blame is the discharging of discomfort and pain”. ~Brene...
Step 1: Honesty

Step 1: Honesty

Honesty…. Honesty…. Honesty, it is something that we expect from ourselves and from others, but talk about painful.  It can be yucky to take a look at ourselves and our behaviors and the character flaws that keep us from becoming the person we want to...
My Name is Norma and I have Complex Trauma

My Name is Norma and I have Complex Trauma

It’s almost as if I am standing in front of a 12 step group, finally coming to the realization that I am powerless over my trauma.  I have to admit that lately, it has been kicking my butt.  Triggers are surfacing everywhere, triggers that I didn’t have to...
Today I am Showing Up, and Tomorrow I am Going to Show Up

Today I am Showing Up, and Tomorrow I am Going to Show Up

Every once and awhile out of blue I get a comment to this blog that is attacking in nature and mean-spirited.  Most times the author chooses to remain anonymous or pretend they are someone else. I always find it fascinating that they analyze every part of who they...
Should I Tell The Truth When I Know It Will Hurt Someone?

Should I Tell The Truth When I Know It Will Hurt Someone?

Truth can be tricky, especially when we know it will hurt someone. I recently had an experience where I shared the truth with some people and I knew it would hurt them. I reiterated over and over that the information that I was going to give them would be hard to...