“Only forgiveness can liberate minds and hearts once held captive by anger, bitterness, resentment, and fear.” -Iyanla Vanzzant
I have found forgiveness to be a critical part of my own healing practice. Read more …
The first step to healing is acknowledging what we have experienced. Iyengar says “FEELING IS HEALING!” http://adoption.com/series-art-healing-1-acknowledgement/
The way to giving and receiving more LOVE is through healing our hearts! It is essential that we create space for LOVE, otherwise we may never let it in. I have written 4 articles on the “Art of Healing”. Here is the first installment! Take a step in and explore something new!
I think we all wish we could always choose the results of our decisions. Like, “If I get married, I will live happily ever after!” or “I want to eat nothing peanut butter M&Ms for the rest of my life, I will have all the health and energy I need to maintain my marathon of a life!” or “If I buy a dishwasher, the dishes will wash themselves!” Right??? Unfortunately, this is not how life works. I compare this to adoption experiences in the following article.
I love to dance!! I do it around my house all of the time! I am also very good at crying!! Although, I don’t love walking around my house balling my eyes out … perhaps I should see it the same as dancing – a form of expression and release! Read more …
In this article I compare how I felt about watching an adoption placement to the adoption analogy used often at my adoption agency about “on oncoming car”. This one sheds some light into the emotional experience of adoptions. I believe to most people, I go to placement and joyfully pick up a new baby like picking up a new car. My experience has been it is much more emotional than most imagine!! Read this to learn more!
Adoption truly is a LOVE story of magnificent proportions!
We start out with broken hearts.
Then we fall in love!
Love heals our broken hearts!
Read the true love story at http://adoption.com/adoption-true-love-story/
While I was waiting to adopt my children, I always thought of the “The Waiting Place” from Dr. Seuss’ book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!”
In the following article I compare the two!
The other day I saw a bumper sticker which said, “Don’t Believe Everything You Think!!” Brilliant!! Right!?? I started to immediately think about the lies we believe in our adoption relationships and experiences. Take a look and see what lie resonates with you the most!!
My first article on Adoption.com highlights my kids beliefs about being adopted! Read the entire article by clicking on the link below!