Loving What Is

“Loving what is” is not mine.  It is from Pema Chodron, but I like it all the same.  She teaches us to accept those parts of ourselves that we struggle with.  She tells us to take ourselves just as we are. This is so difficult for me.  Perhaps it is difficult because we live in…

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Abuse and the Empath

When I was child, I was abused by my father. When I did anything wrong, I was beaten with either a hand or belt. I was most scared of the thinner belts.  They hurt the most.  My father has a “funny” story that he used to tell when we would be sitting around the dinner…

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Daddy Issues and The Empath

It would be nice if I could fill an entire blog space with all of the wonderful ways my father helped me grow into the woman I am now. It would also be nice if I could stop feeling that tinge of jealousy every time a friend or colleague talks about her wonderful father.  Yes,…

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