Waking up the Oasis

By Joe Gacheru The following is a short fiction story, the story carries us through Sara’s journey of healing. I hope that you enjoy it. To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.-Chinese Proverb It’s the last of twenty minutes of Sara’s fifth zoom etherapy session with a Alex, an American etherapist. Sara had known Alex through Google recommendations.Sara had come to like Alex because Alex was compassionate, empathic, for the four sessions she had had with him he was just sitting together with her , not interrupting, he gave her  positive and supportive feedback that helped her to … Continue reading Waking up the Oasis

Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches

We are all too fixed on wrecking ourselves rather than bettering ourselves. Meggie Royer, Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” — Helen Keller When we think of emotional trauma, we often imagine it as a specific moment that forever alters the character’s reality, but wounds can present in a variety of ways. It’s true that one may develop from a single traumatic event, such as witnessing a murder, getting caught in an avalanche, or experiencing the death of one’s child. But it can also come … Continue reading Healing Old Wounds With New Stitches

Healing through nature walk

Today I was very happy to walk with family in Spirit Sands & Devil’s Punch Bowl, here in Manitoba. Spirit Sands & Devil’s Punch Bowl is a 10.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenboro-South Cypress, Manitoba, Canada that features a river. The Spirit Sands trail is unique in that it passes through Manitoba’s desert, complete with sand dunes – a stark contrast to the prairie farmland that covers much of the southern portion of the province!  Hiking the Spirit Sands and Devil’s Punch Bowl was challenging but rewarding as the trail passed through a variety of beautiful and … Continue reading Healing through nature walk

Peaceful within my own skin

It seems to me that the majority of folks are walking around with an undercurrent of anxiety and discomfort, and not even noticing it. Not only are we uncomfortable in our own skin, but our skin represents the possible site where we are terrified of being truly seen. It is, of course, dreadful to anticipate being perceived as fundamentally “un cool”. At the end of the day when there’s no mirror in front of you and you are wearing nothing but your old comfy PJs, it is when the rubber meets the road. Of course, there will always be stuff … Continue reading Peaceful within my own skin

Dream Big!

Originally posted on Koffee with Joe:
I heard recently that Walt Disney, was turned down 302 times before he got financing for his concept of Disneyland. That just amazed me, if you think about it: today Disneyland is one of the most proliferate and successful parks in the world. Yet, it took that many times, 302 times that he was turned down. If it was such a good idea, how come no one could see it? Why didn’t anybody come forth and say, “This is wonderful. We would like to invest.” To the contrary, he was turned down. You see,… Continue reading Dream Big!

Dream Big!

I heard recently that Walt Disney, was turned down 302 times before he got financing for his concept of Disneyland. That just amazed me, if you think about it: today Disneyland is one of the most proliferate and successful parks in the world. Yet, it took that many times, 302 times that he was turned down. If it was such a good idea, how come no one could see it? Why didn’t anybody come forth and say, “This is wonderful. We would like to invest.” To the contrary, he was turned down. You see, there are many stories of such … Continue reading Dream Big!

You Are A Unique Beautiful Soul

“You are a unique, beautiful soul.” — Louise Hay We’ve all been stuck in a rut before. Whether it’s because we’re lacking motivation, stressed out and tired, or bored of the same old routine day in and day out, getting stuck is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes we just fall off the bandwagon and begin to feel a little discontent with the way things are going. Think about the most beautiful soul you know in your life.  What makes them such a beautiful soul?  Is it the alignment of their nose?  The symmetry of their mouth?  The aesthetics of their chin or their … Continue reading You Are A Unique Beautiful Soul

My life is clear now

Normally, when people focus on letting go of the stuff that is limiting them or holding them down, they look at the world around them. They might ask themselves, “Who or what is causing me to have negative thoughts, anger, fear, doubt, worry, frustration, pain, or sadness?” They then try to get rid of it or change it so that it suits them better. Connect to purpose. All too many leaders have a surfeit of opportunities but suffer a paucity of meaning. Asking questions that bring us back to what is most meaningful to us personally, as well as to what … Continue reading My life is clear now

FACING YOUR FEARS

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) During his years as premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Kruschev denounced many of the policies and atrocities of Joseph Stalin. In the midst of his speech a heckler shouted, “You were one of his colleagues why didn’t you stop him?” Kruschev screamed, “Who said that?” There was a deathly silence as nobody in the room dared moved a muscle. Then Kruschev said, “Now you … Continue reading FACING YOUR FEARS