Core Enoughness

This week we explored the theme of Core Enoughness in our daily sessions. Releasing living through fear, guilt, and shame which perpetuates feelings of inadequacy.

Bloom Prompt:
What is your personal scarcity mantra?
What would letting it go allow for?
What could your bloom mantra be instead?


Examples:
I didn't get enough sleep.
I'll never make it through the day.
I never have enough time.
I'm late. I am a horrible person.
I will get in trouble.
Everyone is mad at me.

I'm falling behind and will never catch up.
I have no idea what I'm doing.
I'm in pain. Life sucks.
It will never change. What the point in living.
I'm alone and lonely and can't see it ever being different.
I'm fat.
Unless I lose weight and am thin, I will never be happy.
I'm not safe unless I'm thin.
I'm not safe unless I'm fat.
I'm not safe unless my loved ones are safe.
I'm broken.
I'm stupid.
I'm broke.
I need more ... money, stuff, food.
Having money is overwhelming.
I'm not safe having money. I can't be trusted.
I don't...

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Cultivating Calm and Stillness

healing self-worth Mar 09, 2021

Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle

This week we explored the theme of Calm and Stillness in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.

From Brene' Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection, her 8th Guidepost for a wholehearted living is:
Cultivating Calm and Stillness ~
Letting Go of Anxiety as a lifestyle.

Anxiety is a fact of life. The point is to become aware of our anxiety, what triggers it, and how it impacts our lives if we are not coping with it consciously. We want to be especially cautious not to make anxiety a lifestyle. Also, anxiety, as part of the family of the emotion of fear, is contagious. Calm is just as contagious. So, we can unconsciously spread anxiety or we can consciously spread calm.

Brene' Brown defines calm as "creating perspective and...

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Pause Today to Embrace Play

creativity healing Feb 24, 2021

This week we explored the theme of Embracing Play in our daily sessions. Bloom Pause is a community offering that meets remotely using Zoom. Each week we explore a new theme through discussion, sharing, meditation, and practices to improve daily life. If you'd like to join Bloom Pause, sign up here.

From Brene' Brown's Book, the Gifts of Imperfection, her 7th Guidepost for a wholehearted living was last week's theme: Cultivating play and rest and letting go of productivity and exhaustion as a status symbol and for self-worth.

This theme introduced us to the work of Dr. Stuart Brown and his book titled, Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. He says, "the opposite of play is not work. It's depression."

So, let's beat the blues with more play!

He identifies 7 properties of play:

  1. It is purposeless so you do it for the fun of it.
  2. It is voluntary so you do it because you want to and involves freedom of choice.
  3. It is inherently attractive so you...
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