We All Desire Validation

After completing over 4,500 episodes of the highest rated talk show in American television history, Oprah Winfrey said that one of the most valuable things she's learned is that all of the 30,000+ participants who appeared on the show had one thing in common. They all wanted validation. (Video where she speaks about validation.) On [...]

Suffering: Validating Unhealed Traumas and Letting Go of Prolonged Dramas (Part Two)

In Part One of this series about suffering, trauma, and drama, I broke down the definitions of each experience and discussed how they are interconnected. Suffering doesn't have to be a negative or positive experience; it's completely subjective. But suffering is a relationship. It's a relationship between you and the drama from your trauma. The relationship [...]