Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

The Healing Power of the Natural World

Tuesday, September 7, 2010 13:11 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
The natural world has always been a sanctuary for me, particularly in tough times: a sacred place to let go and recharge.
Perhaps the renowned writer and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, put it best when she said, “There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrain of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after [...]

This was posted under category: General Wellness, Inspiration, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One

Dave Grier: Flying High on his Dreams

Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:20 1 Comment

By Ellen Brown
Note: The story below is one in a series of articles I’m posting about people who have inspired me by overcoming life’s obstacles. I hope you find the story inspirational. It was originally published in Cleveland Clinic’s Transplant Center newsletter for patients and their families, and is reprinted here with the permission of [...]

This was posted under category: Inspiration, Life Changes, Life Transitions, Lifestyle Change, Personal Growth, Serious illness, Setting Goals Tags: , , , , ,

You CAN Transcend Anything!

Monday, February 8, 2010 11:08 6 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Although the conversation took place more than a decade ago, I remember it like it happened yesterday. I was slumped on the sofa in my therapist’s office, telling her about my latest and most horrifying memory of child sexual abuse that had bubbled up. And suddenly I couldn’t stop sobbing. I mean, I [...]

This was posted under category: Abuse, Inspiration, Life Transitions, Spirituality

Dealing with Job Loss, Divorce, Child Sexual Abuse, or Loss of a Loved One? Seek Out Inspiring People and Resources

Tuesday, January 19, 2010 17:13 8 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Years, ago, when I was healing from child sexual abuse, I found it SO important to be around people (and books and movies) who could inspire me, as I traveled the journey from victim to survivor (ultimately becoming a thriver). Because navigating that transition could be grueling, and sometimes, I’d wonder whether I’d [...]

This was posted under category: Abuse, Death and dying, Inspiration, Job Loss, Loss of Loved One Tags: , , , , ,

An Interview with Dan L. Hays: Healing from Abuse: A Journey of Faith, Hope and Forgiveness

Monday, November 23, 2009 5:30 4 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Today, I’m excited to launch the first in a series of inspirational interviews that will feature some extraordinary people who have overcome adversity in their lives. Sometimes, when we’re faced with tough times, we need a little inspiration to show us that we CAN transcend whatever life hands us. I hope this [...]

This was posted under category: Abuse, Inspiration, Personal Growth

Attitude of Gratitude Helps When Dealing with Job Loss, Sexual Abuse or Other Life Challenges

Friday, October 2, 2009 6:48 9 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Many years ago, when I was healing from child sexual abuse, my therapist proposed what seemed like an outrageous idea at the time.
After I’d described how difficult it had been, dealing with flashbacks and body memories of the abuse, over the past couple weeks, she validated my feelings, as always. Then, easing [...]

This was posted under category: Gratitude, Inspiration, Personal Growth

Stepping Stones Nominated for Creative Blogger Award

Saturday, July 11, 2009 11:37 4 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Last night, I was excited to learn that I was nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by Annette Colby, who writes the blog, Divine Self: http://www.annettecolby.com/blog/
Thank you, so much, Annette for your nomination! Annette is an amazing colleague who has spent the last twenty years helping thousands of people create greater [...]

This was posted under category: Gratitude, Inspiration

Sometimes the People Who Hurt Us the Most Are Our Greatest Teachers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 10:56 4 Comments

Today’s post of gratitude is dedicated to the people in my life who have caused me the greatest pain, because, in many ways, they could be called my greatest “teachers.” I’ll spare you the gory details. But suffice it to say that I survived some serious physical and sexual abuse, during my childhood.
As a result, [...]

This was posted under category: Gratitude, Inspiration

Spreading Good Karma, Inspiration through Community Investment

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:29 No Comments

Note: This is one in a series of posts I’m running on Wednesdays about the people and places who are inspiring me along my life journey. My goal is to spread the good Karma and express my appreciation for the bounty of people and organizations that are making a difference in the world. I hope [...]

This was posted under category: Gratitude, Inspiration