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
Can You See My Scars? Interview with burn survivor, author, & activist Samuel Moore-Sobel
Imagine being 15 years old, thinking about getting back to school at summer's end, and in one tragic instant your life is changed forever. This was the case for Samuel Moore-Sobel. He has written a book about his 11 year journey of trauma, healing, forgiveness, and redemption. It is a breathtaking tale, and Samuel delivers the goods in this interview and shows us all a great example of how to live Unbroken.
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 (Understanding the 6 Desires of Your True Self)
How do you step fully into yourself, and get free of the ravages of trauma and familial dysfunction? You nourish your true self, while gently laying down your "broken" one. In your garden, do you feed and favor the weeds or your beautiful plants? Until now, you have mostly been feeding your brokenness without knowing it. In this episode, Pete explains what "nutrients" your true self wants, so you can move powerfully in the direction of freedom.