Greetings. I’m Dominica, author + blogger + recovery advocate, and I’d like to welcome you to this sacred space of musings from my heart. It’s a safe space for me – and for you – to discover and get to know our sacred, luminous spirits through this journey we call life. This is a space you’ll be seen, celebrated, and encouraged. A place that feels like home. Whether you’re dealing with addiction, codependency, depression, anxiety, emptiness, or more, this is your permission to begin to entertain a new story about your life – a better life.

You are a sacred powerhouse. 

And it’s time to peel back the layers and shed what no longer serves you, heal, reconnect with God at the core, and navigate life spiritually. No running.  Rather, facing, embracing, processing, and recycling pain into purpose.

I’m not promising you that you’ll never feel pain again, because in all likelihood, you will. In fact, I write quite a bit about feeling pain, but we don’t have to feel it or face it alone.  That existential angst or pathological loneliness or exhausting emptiness we feel all point us in the same direction – connection.  To each other and to God, however you define God. I don’t have all the answers. In fact, I have so many unanswered questions, and I’m blogging my way through it all. Feel free to join me. 

 

Addiction & Neuroplasticity: What’s The Deal?

With millions struggling with addiction globally, something’s got to break treatment wise. Sure, some progress is being made, but not nearly enough.  There’s a lot of theories as to what needs to happen, and among the top contenders is the topic of...

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6 Tips to Consciously Overcome a Challenge

I am faced with a the opportunity to overcome a challenge. Without going into details, even though they are pretty juicy, I’m experiencing more difficulties than I’d like in life right now. Yuck, right? We all know life doesn’t go as planned. No matter how many...

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Uncertain Times Call For Self-Care

I know. We are living in a time of uncertainty right now in America. I’d be telling a big fat lie if it didn’t concern me at times. Still, even in times where we don’t really have much of a clue as to what is going to unfold, we’re called to work towards embracing and...

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3 Mindsets That Sabotage Abundance

3 Mindsets That Sabotage Abundance I’m quite proactive when it comes to goal setting. I believe writing down goals and creating action plans (and actually following through) to get there are important. I’m not perfect at this, but I’ve become pretty good...

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Life Is Not Black And White

Life Is Not Black And White   A common codependency trait is black and white thinking. What I mean by that is thinking in terms of extremes. It’s looking at things in an “all or nothing”, good or bad, right or wrong perspective. There’s no gray area. It’s...

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Try Proprioceptive Writing to Heal Limiting Beliefs

Try Proprioceptive Writing to Heal Limiting Beliefs   We all want a good life. A life filled with more peace and joy.  It’s a wonderful intention, right?  However, moments of peace and joy aren’t as plentiful when we aren’t aware of the unhealed wounds...

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Set Boundaries With Loved Ones

It’s Alright to Set Boundaries With Loved Ones     As a forum moderator, many people write in wondering how to set boundaries with their loved ones.  Whether their loved one is an addict, alcoholic, selfish, unavailable emotionally, etc., they’re just not...

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Escaping Codependency in God

Escaping Codependency     For me codependency was a god-send. Don’t get me wrong. It was very challenging to go through the toxic relationship that first pointed out to me that I certainly struggled with codependent characteristics. At the same time, had I...

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Give Form to Love {And, Merry Christmas!}

Give form to Love     Give form to Love. This is what’s on my mind as we celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Love, be it in the form of the Master Teacher Jesus, Buddha, or a host of other enlightened beings, IS the reason for the season. The...

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Is Your Life Too Busy?

Is Your Life Too Busy?     Simplicity matters.  The ability to recognize whether you’re choosing to live simple or in a frenzied manner will certainly make a difference in how your life unfolds. I understand we live in a culture that is on “fast-forward”....

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Respect the Mystery

“The wise man is one who, knows, what he does not know.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I get on the path of wanting to know. Seeking answers. Needing the truth. But you know what? Oftentimes that leads me to feeling...

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When You’re Swimming in Pain

“Just leave me alone. I’m not in a good place.” Ever hear that? Say that? Oh, where to begin when you feel yourself drowning in pain and misery? Where do you turn when your world is literally being turned upside down before your eyes? When others have...

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The Myth of Normal & Why I’m Not

I recently watched a talk by Dr. Gabor Mate, physician and addictions expert, about what he calls, “The myth of normal”, a concept that divides people into normal and abnormal based on pathological traits. What I loved right away in listening to this talk was that Dr....

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13 Scriptures to Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety

13 Scriptures to Help Relieve Stress and Anxiety     Life gives us plenty of opportunity to feel anxiety and stress. Whether it’s work, school, relationships, tragedies, fears, and so on, the reality is that you’ll have your fair share of stressful...

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How Can We Show Up For The Hurting?

In the light of all the natural disasters and violence seen in recent months, I'm sure there's a lot of heavy hearts all around the world. The devastation of thousands upon thousands of people feeling deep loss, fear, trauma, and perhaps even hopelessness. It’s...

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How Can I Get Unstuck?

The question came in today how can I make changes in my life when I feel so overwhelmed? How can I get unstuck? When I feel so down? When I don't have a clue where to begin? I mean, I want to make the changes, yet week after week I find myself in the same place. What...

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Darling, You’re Not Broken

But my heart is broken. How the heck do you expect me to get up and smile every day? We hear this a lot. We see it a lot. Just scroll through Facebook or check Instagram quotes and you’ll see heartache splattered all over the place. Maybe your heart feels broken....

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Feminine Power: Let it Flow

She lights her flame from within her bosom Resplendent strength radiates Her eyes soften any room Her aura commands attention She breeds authenticity and love Feminine energy fuels her tender heart Centered Confident She keeps me warm Read More...

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Addiction & Neuroplasticity: What’s The Deal?

With millions struggling with addiction globally, something’s got to break treatment wise. Sure, some progress is being made, but not nearly enough.  There’s a lot of theories as to what needs to happen, and among the top contenders is the topic of...

6 Tips to Consciously Overcome a Challenge

I am faced with a the opportunity to overcome a challenge. Without going into details, even though they are pretty juicy, I’m experiencing more difficulties than I’d like in life right now. Yuck, right? We all know life doesn’t go as planned. No matter how many...

Uncertain Times Call For Self-Care

I know. We are living in a time of uncertainty right now in America. I’d be telling a big fat lie if it didn’t concern me at times. Still, even in times where we don’t really have much of a clue as to what is going to unfold, we’re called to work towards embracing and...

When Your Heart’s Been Ripped to Shreds By an Addict or Alcoholic

You fell in love, and it was good. But at some point, you started noticing the change in your partner. You noticed signs of addiction or alcoholism, yet you didn’t want to believe it. After all, he/she loves you, and you’ve invested all this time into this...

Give Form to Love {And, Merry Christmas!}

Give form to Love     Give form to Love. This is what’s on my mind as we celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Love, be it in the form of the Master Teacher Jesus, Buddha, or a host of other enlightened beings, IS the reason for the season. The...

The Myth of Normal & Why I’m Not

I recently watched a talk by Dr. Gabor Mate, physician and addictions expert, about what he calls, “The myth of normal”, a concept that divides people into normal and abnormal based on pathological traits. What I loved right away in listening to this talk was that Dr....