Sailing with Desire and Discovering the Roots of Happiness

In “Cutting Ropes and Sailing Free” I described the roots of my recent depression and the process I was going through to break free. I wouldn’t have had the strength to cut ropes unless I let myself feel what it was I truly desired. I was born with sails. The ropes that I attached to … Continue reading "Sailing with Desire and Discovering the Roots of Happiness"

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A Mother Daughter Relationship~ Part Two

In my last post “A Mother Daughter Relationship~ From Broken to Whole” I began a series on how my Mom’s belief system impacted me. Today, I welcome my Mom, Debbie,  as she describes her dreams for our relationship and her belief system as a young mother. By Debbie Dippel When considering Carla and my relationship, … Continue reading "A Mother Daughter Relationship~ Part Two"

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A Mother Daughter Relationship ~ From Broken to Whole

When I first began sorting out the kind of impact my parents had had in forming what I believed about myself, I was certain that my Mom had done more damage to me than my Dad. I felt my anger mostly towards her (I was aware of very little anger towards my Dad). When I considered my relationship with … Continue reading "A Mother Daughter Relationship ~ From Broken to Whole"

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Unintentional but Destructive: Belief System Inheritance

Part Two At the heart of the devaluing belief system (click here to read Part One) is the lie that as human beings, we are not valuable in and of ourselves. We exist to be used by others. Our own desires aren’t important. Other people’s desires trump our own. Our feelings and thoughts can’t be … Continue reading "Unintentional but Destructive: Belief System Inheritance"

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