Childhood itself is a traumatic experience for most of us. Too many of us carry the scars into adulthood, and it impacts literally every aspect of our lives. We have felt, or been led to believe, that we are damaged, different, scarred, or somehow broken. This impacts our health, our relationships, our sense of "enoughness" and self-worth, and our ability to live a life of prosperity and peace.
The truth is, we have shown great courage to keep getting up and going day after day, year after year. What we have perceived as our biggest weakness is in fact our greatest strength.
As for me, my life changed when I realized 2 things: 1) There's only ever now. My only job is to attend to what is coming up in the present and the rest takes care of itself, and 2) It's not what happened to me, but the meaning I give it (i.e. the story I believed to make it make sense) that continues to cause the damage.
Join me on a journey as we band together to show the world that we are not the damaged, defective, or weak, but rather, we are the Unbroken.
Host: Pete Buecker
Community Site: WeAretheUnbroken.Com
Rise Up From Ash: Overcoming (Narcissistic) Abuse - Interview with Peyton Turner
Author, coach, and activist Peyton Turner joins Pete for an outstanding interview. In this episode, we cover the impact of narcissistic abuse, and finding the path to recovery through one's own intuition.
The Ugliest Word: Interview with Author and Activist Annie Margis
Author Annie Margis joins me to discuss her book The Ugliest Word, what it means to her, and why it matters for you. While this is a fictional book, I know almost each of you will resonate deeply with Lark, the protagonist, and the dynamics in her family. This book is a fast read, and left me utterly slack-jawed. Well worth the read. You can purchase a copy in the show notes below.
VISAGE Step 6: Evolve
The final step of the 6 step VISAGE healing process is Evolve. Step into the fullness of who you are, and open to a reality of no longer wanting to hide inside or crawl out of your own skin.
VISAGE Step 5: Grow (Bringing Balance to "the 3 Conflicts")
Consider that every problem you have in your life could fall into 1 of 3 categories, and that by simply paying attention to these 3 things and having a simple way to bring balance to them, that you could substantially improve your life. Well, that's exactly what we cover in this episode. Even if none of the rest of this process appeals to you or even makes sense, this one will change your life.
VISAGE Step 4: Align Your Mind
What are you thinking? How do you feel? These aspects of your daily life will tell you whether you are in your old "brokenness" story or in alignment with your true, free self. A huge part of healing is knowing the difference, spotting the old patterns when they show up, and shifting quickly back out so your mind and your heart can finally be free.
VISAGE Step 4: Align Your Relationships
There is no aspect of our lives that trigger our feelings of brokenness more than our relationships. This goes for intimate relationships, friendships, our families, and even our children. In this episode, Pete tells you how to bring more love, appreciation, and peace to your relationships, and less drama.