Barbie dollHot side pieceDistraction ThrillSide chick I’mCreativeMessyEmbodying infinity UndefinedConstantly evolvingI take up spaceDo you have room for all that?……………I’m not a piece of the puzzleI am the puzzle For more of my writings, visit giladaman.substack.com. To check out my latest book, Inner Piece: Decluttering a Soul, click here.
New Blog Site!
Hi Everyone!! I am continuing to blog on a new site: giladaman.substack.com Come check it out! It's entitled "Small Steps, Deep Breaths," continuing the conversation of how we can enhance our well-being through mindfulness, self-compassion, and creativity. Thank you for all your engagement and support over the years! It means so much. Come check out … Continue reading New Blog Site!
At Your Core
Being in weekly therapy isn’t always easy. I’ve been doing it for more than fifteen years. I started dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) one and a half years ago. It was something I considered years before, but didn’t dive into, cuz I wasn’t really sure what it was, whether I fit the demographic to do it, … Continue reading At Your Core
When my dad suddenly passed away when I was 21, I was devastated. But I was also shocked and in denial, and these two were the more pronounced reactions. I didn't have a container to hold the devastation. Just as happiness needs a container to hold.a space for it in our lives, so too devastation. … Continue reading My Path
Thunder In Paradise
I venture out for coffee, my five-year-old daughter in tow. We have been staying here for a couple days now, Wi-Fi has yet to be set up, beds have yet to be delivered. But it’s nice. A variation on glamping. The walls are painted therapeutic colors and we enjoy a time of simple living—away from … Continue reading Thunder In Paradise
Days of the Weak
Days of the weakDays of the strongYesterday you dropped a bombToday you tell me to move along Weeks turn to months, months into yearsTime passes in good form, but I’d rather count in tearsWhy are things measured in length 10 years of devotion, so that shows strength?If all that time adversity lay low?I’m told it’s … Continue reading Days of the Weak
A Passover Haggadah for Trauma Survivors
Who wants to re-enact trauma? Sure, we want to grow from our experiences; remember those times in our lives we showed up like never before. When our survival instincts kicked in, when our visceral responses led the way. When we were reminded of our prowess and capabilities, which are often so overlooked in a modern … Continue reading A Passover Haggadah for Trauma Survivors
Passover-Themed Positive Affirmations
I let go of what no longer serves me. I can overcome adversity. I can get to the other side, no matter how deep the issue, if I but take a step. I release the attachments and interpretations of my ego. I am worthy simply as I am. And now for a funny one… Life … Continue reading Passover-Themed Positive Affirmations
Clearing Out Energy: Cherishing Ourselves and Loved Ones
When I get rid of stuff, I can feel more potent in my own existence. My energy isn't tied to things. I have all I need inside to get by. Sure we need certain objects, but the power is within us. Between consumerism and social media, we can begin to feel very disempowered. Decluttering reminds … Continue reading Clearing Out Energy: Cherishing Ourselves and Loved Ones
Present with What Is
Managing moving and getting rid of 90 percent of my belongings to downsize is really hard. Add to that, doing it while being a single mom. I know I'm making great choices for myself and my five-year-old daughter, and it's still a very emotionally taxing process. At times, I'm super inspired as I step into … Continue reading Present with What Is