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. 

 

Prayers & Affirmations for an Addict or Alcoholic

It's challenging when a loved one is struggling with the disease of addiction. You find out in a quick minute that essentially you're powerless to change or fix them. You can, however, learn how to best support your loved one and take care of yourself too. I find...

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Stop Stuffing Your Feelings

 Stop Stuffing Your Feelings     If you’re prone to stuffing your feelings when you are in pain, I hope this article will help you out. Because when you stuff your emotions, you wind up not being able to be the person, partner, or parent that you could be....

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Soul Recovery: My Journey Back to Faith

The dark period of my life was necessary. The pain, suffering, confusion, and wandering all served a larger purpose - the death of me. The death of my ego. The death of fleshly driven hopes and dreams. “Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the...

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Saying No Is An Art. Here’s How To Do It Gracefully

Saying No Is An Art: Here's How to do it Gracefully   It was the kind of text that made my shoulders slump. A friend of a friend had asked me to write a short e-book for her business. "It's super short," she explained, obviously hoping I'd be able to...

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You Are the Power

when you realize that you are the power  you refuse to give away,  you can leave your door open  to the whole wide...

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We’re Strong Enough To Let Go

You're Strong Enough To Let Go, Woman!   It feels so good to FEEL one hundred percent responsible for my level of happiness. I mean, on the days I actually feel like this.   To be the power that defines my emotions. To be the power to create the kind of...

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Stand Up For Yourself, Warrior Goddess

Can you stand up for yourself and still be spiritual? Chances are you’ve got people in your life who rub you the wrong way. Maybe they get angry and lash out at you. Or perhaps they manipulate/project their crap/nag the hell out of you. There’s probably many scenarios...

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Blind on the Trail

Most of us began the New Year with a bang. With written down goals, dream board, drenched with ambition. I began the New Year empty. Maybe even numb. Why? Honestly, I don’t know. All the books I’ve read, motivational mojo I’ve listened to, and people I’ve talked to...

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Ditch the Mask Already, Will Ya?

My fingers slowly trace the outline of my face in the reflection of the tarnished mirror. I notice each delicate curve, feature and the way my eyes look hollow. Deadness. I tighten my brows and look deeper, thinking just maybe I’d see something worth salvaging in my...

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Stand Up. Own Your Voice

I just finished up an 8 week Signature Story Boot Camp course led by fabulous author Rachel Resnick and I must say, I’m a bit sad that it’s all over.  At the same time, I am eager to move onto the next step in my business + personal life, as I am figuring out that...

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For the Netflix Binge Watching Crappy Kind of Days

I had a day from hell yesterday. Felt like crap emotionally and just didn’t have it in me to pull myself out. Nope. No listening to motivation mojo. No getting out into nature to restore. No inner pep talk. Told my partner that I was just having “an off day” and would...

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Change is Hard. Commit to It Anyway

In this episode, Dominica discusses three common reasons why people do not follow through with change. Sure, we all want to change certain things about ourselves or our life, but are we willing to what it takes? Really?...

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50 Shades of Vulnerable

Nerves on edge, frightened at the thought of shedding comfortable layers, I courageously jumped into a new reality where nakedness is seen as beautiful. Authenticity viewed as courageous. Truth…noble. Yes, my spiritual journey tends to lead me out of my comfort zone...

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Article Writing: Why Pay More for Kick Butt Content?

Years back, when I had my first article writing gig, I had to write a little story about someone suffering from panic attacks. It was called an illustrative example and it ended up being around 1,300 words. I can't remember how I found out about the freelance writing...

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Create a Backlinking Strategy from Scratch

If you used a backlink checker to see how many sites link to you, how many do you think you’d find? Five? Ten? One hundred? Listen, babe, if you’ve skimped on a backlinking strategy, it’s time to start a brand new one from scratch. Backlinking may be a bit old school,...

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Write the Gut Wrenching Pain Away

It hunts me down like the corpse eating zombie Beautiful wildflowers wither a somber death Black sketches itself across the canvas of my heart Shadows strip me of strength and sanity A crown of invisible sadness covers my frame I sit and stare at a lifeless landscape...

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What The Heck is Codependency?

  What the Heck is Codependency?       “I do NOT need a support group!” Ten years ago I was an emotional basket case, but a support group where everyone sat around week after week complaining about their miserable lives? No thanks. Or so I thought....

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How Do You Pray? The Art of Prayer

When we’re struggling with something, many people will say, “I’ll pray for you” and that’s wonderful. I think prayer is helpful. In fact, my decade or so involved in a praying church with prayer warriors as mentors taught me a thing of two about the power of our...

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9 Self-Care Tips for The Highly Sensitive Person

“You’re too sensitive!” She said, slamming the door as she left. Well, you’re an IN-sensitive a**hole, I thought to myself, not having the nerve to actually say it out loud. Welcome to the world of being highly sensitive in a world that still lacks in understanding....

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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....