When we numb pain, we numb joy

“The research shows that when we numb pain, we numb joy.” Now pain may be one word for it, another might be discomfort, fear… What I realized was that you need to be best friends with fear, whether you like it or not! I started working on a project shortly after that TEDx talk I gave, and I learned something that changed the way I think & feel about fear, and pain, and discomfort. I worked with a psychotherapist who said Read More

Secrets & The Transformational Power Of Truth

Secrets ruled my life for decades…and sharing my secret was one of the hardest & best things that I have ever done. What would you do, if you weren’t afraid?  That very question was something, that I wouldn’t have answered 2 years ago, to myself let alone publicly. I believe that we all want to be seen, to be fearless, to live authentically, and yet most of us hide, in big and small ways. Research shows that one of the Read More

Everyone Numbs. What’s Your Vice?

[powerpress] Many of us do this without even being aware that we do. Reflect on your thoughts. When you’re stressed, angry or tense, do you find yourself wishing for a cigarette, a cup of coffee, a drink, a pill or a chocolate bar? Do you find yourself rationalizing your use of any addictive substances? Could you be using alcohol, cigarettes, food, sex, alcohol or drugs to cut yourself off from your feelings? We all do this! Sometimes we avoid our Read More