My Inside Voice

My Inside Voice is where I share the blather and the beauty of my own mindfulness, accountability, forgiveness, and healing journey. I hope that it moves you, inspires you, and reminds you that you’re not alone.

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 15

Day 15: A Forgiveness Hero Unless we choose forgiveness, we are stuck in the endless loop of telling our story and naming our hurts. This is suffering. Today, we were…

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 14

Day 14: Our Shared Humanity Today, we moved to the 3rd step in our journey: Forgiveness. When we have the ability and the willingness to acknowledge our shared humanity, we…

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 13

Day 13: Grieving Grief is a natural response to loss. We often connect grief with the loss of a loved one, but we experience loss in many other ways, too….

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 12

Day 12: Owning Our Feelings. You can’t release hurts that you haven’t owned. Hear your hurts. Listen without judgment. Resist the desire to deny, avoid, blame. Just listen. Own them….

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 11

Day 11: Naming the Hurt Today we were asked to review our story (Telling the Story, Step 1) and to move beyond the facts to the feelings we experienced. We…

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 10

Day 10: Writing a Letter. Today we were asked to consider that all perpetrators of wrongdoing rationalize and justify their wrongdoing in order to make it right — at least…

Forgiveness Challenge: Days 8 & 9

Day 8: Our Stories Heal Us. Today we watched a brief video of Desmond Tutu speaking about telling our story, the first step of the Fourfold Path to forgiveness. We…

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 7

Day 7: Retaliate or Reconnect? Today we discussed how we admire those who refuse to meet anger with anger, violence with violence, and hatred with hatred. We were asked to…

Forgiveness Challenge: Days 5 & 6

Day 5: Are you Strong Enough? Day 5 explored the myths of forgiveness. Some of these myths are that forgiving is weak or passive, that forgiving means condoning or accepting…

Forgiveness Challenge: Day 4

“No Apology Necessary.” Today’s message was that forgiveness is possible, even with someone who has never apologized or taken responsibility for the wrongdoing. Forgiveness is given freely and unconditionally, not…