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Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Strength of a Forever Healing Broken Heart

A few weeks ago,  I had a kind of ephiphony. For the first time that I can remember, I appreciated my heart for more than just the love that it houses. I saw it for it's potential to break, to rebuild and it's forever endurance and hope.  My heart, like yours, has suffered break, it has healed, filled with more love and broken all over again only to become stronger.

Our hearts become powerful through a culmination of life experiences; whether through failed relationships, loss of loved ones, loss of a job or a house, afflictions with eating disorders or other addictions....the resultant "heart breaks" that occurs are seeds of potential that are planted within us.

I truly believe our heart has a far greater capacity than for love alone. And it's far bigger than the fist-sized, 4 chambered organ that is nestled behind our ribs....

My past affliction with bulimia, although tragic in some ways, has made me into the woman I am today and it made my beating heart more supple and expansive. So, as I turn another year older, I will not regret the experiences that brought me to this point, and I am looking forward to those which I face in the future that will make me even stronger.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014


It's been two years since I moved to Denver. I cannot believe how time has just zipped by. I suppose most of us feel like life passes us by quickly, and often too quickly. Until just recently I used to mourn the loss of time. I think that most of my sorrow stems from the fact that I "wasted" a lot of time while consumed by things that, at the end of the day, and with a lot of hindsight, didn't deserve my frontal lobe obsession. But I suppose that's part of what wisdom is: knowing what is worth our precious thoughts.

I think back on my time in Colorado thus far and am happy to report a lot of personal growth. This month I will celebrate my 37th birthday and am finally at a point in my life where I feel like my mind is clear.

Lucid.  Oh, what a wonderful state of mind.

That is not to say that I have all the answers or do not experience moments of anxiety. It's that I still feel at peace despite moments of chaos, uncertainty and unknowns.  I still wonder what direction my life will take next but I'm more excited than anything.

When I was about 5 yrs old, my mom asked, "Emi, what are you scared of?". Without hesitation, I said, "Nothing. What is there to be scared of?".

Oh boy.

Throughout the next 30 years of my life I found out all about fear and how often I allowed it be my path of least resistance. Instead of facing my fears and growing from them, I allowed them to consume me and prohibit me from achieving my potential. Eleanor Roosevelt said "Do one thing every day that scares you." I believe this is important BUT facing our fears must be done with intention, so that they can work to our advantage.  Fear itself is resistance, facing your fear and overcoming it is freedom.  

Something has changed inside of me recently and its allowed me to finally experience a level of comfort in my own skin that I have never had before.  Once I allowed myself to open the doors to all the possibilities that surrounded me; including doing things that scared me... I have begun to find my own true bliss. Finding your bliss

2014 feels like its going to be a grand year.

Life is what you make it right? So, tell me how your 2014 will be equally as grand. If you allow for it, great things might just happen.

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