The Great Love Story: Healing Shame by Exchanging the Do Enough Myth for a New Story

The Do Enough Myth is one of the most common causes of shame in our lives, and this is not at all surprising when we understand what The Do Enough Myth teaches. Here are the key ideas of this myth: You are not born lovable, valuable, and worthy. You must prove your worth in order … Continue reading The Great Love Story: Healing Shame by Exchanging the Do Enough Myth for a New Story

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What Peregrina Forgot: A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Peregrina. Peregrina was from a different planet—a planet called Phosimare­­—only she did not realize this. When she was too young to remember, Peregrina fell to another planet, the Planet Oge. She did not remember this happening, and Peregrina grew up thinking she was from the planet … Continue reading What Peregrina Forgot: A Fairy Tale

The Do Enough Myth, Our Anxiety, and Healing Our Feelings of Shame and Unworthiness

I have been thinking about shame lately. Shame is the belief, with an accompanying painful feeling, that we are not good enough or that we are deeply flawed, gross, or radically imperfect. Shame and Anxiety I believe many of us struggle with feelings of shame and unworthiness on a regular basis. These feelings might manifest … Continue reading The Do Enough Myth, Our Anxiety, and Healing Our Feelings of Shame and Unworthiness

An Intention/Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

Over the years, I have been helped tremendously by intentions or prayers that other people have written. Lately, I have been writing my own. This is an intention/prayer I wrote for the broken-hearted. If you believe in God, you can use this as a prayer. If you do not believe in God, you can use … Continue reading An Intention/Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

What I Didn’t Understand About Racism: White People (And Especially White Christians), We Must Change

I am white, and I am a Christian, and I believe white Christians, by and large, do not understand racism. I know I do not fully understand racism. We are a large part of the problem, and we must change. Ignorance is…Ignorance When I was growing up, I learned about the Civil War and about … Continue reading What I Didn’t Understand About Racism: White People (And Especially White Christians), We Must Change

Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness

I believe that Love is stronger than anything, although I will admit that sometimes I have a hard time remembering this--especially when things are very difficult in the world. Love is the power that allows us to recognize and honor the light in everyone and to cultivate it in ourselves and others. The "light in … Continue reading Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness