Sheena Jeffers

Get gritty: Because love is never the wrong thing to do

My heart is full of gratitude for the opportunity to speak at Mindful Mornings and for every human heart beat that was present to hear my story. I thought long and hard about what I wanted to say; sometimes, it’s hard to know what story to tell; sometimes, it’s hard to find the words. When…

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Decide to Care

One of the heaviest truths that weighs on my heart is that we as a society have learned–and go as far as teaching our young–how to not care. … Read about Decide to Care

Dealing With: When Will What I’m Doing Be Enough?

We wake up in the morning. We stretch, rub our eyes, and from that moment on we try. We try to work hard, be a generally decent person. We try to achieve our goals and set new ones. We try to communicate our feelings, disperse our time and energy around to the people who want…

Dealing With: When it’s Time to Go

The woman had fruit and the gatherings of what will eventually be a salad in her basket. Latched onto her left leg was a toddler on the verge of a complete breakdown. Tears were welled up. The muscles in his face were contorted and strained. His little arm muscles were squeezed around her leg. Any…

How Feeling Empty Makes You Full

I was having a rough day. My conversations with my partner were struggling; unproductive, forced, rocky. My self-confidence was plunging. I found it difficult to do pretty much anything including eat, properly digest food and even breathe. I knew I needed a re-set, so I grabbed my trusty yoga mat that I have lugged around…

Decide to Care

One of the heaviest truths that weighs on my heart is that we as a society have learned–and go as far as teaching our young–how to not care. As if it were a switch in the mind, people seem to be capable of turning off the act of caring. When we decide not to care…

Yes: That is Trauma

I grew up, as children tend to do. That’s what I thought happened to me: basic American growing up. I knew there were tough times for me and for my family, but nothing that felt too major so when a friend of mine mentioned I was experiencing leftover results from trauma, I said, “No, no,…

Releasing Your “Little Self”

I can’t remember the first time I met my “little self.” She came out unexpectedly and in a flash. She appeared during emotionally stressful circumstances or when one of my triggers was hit head on. My little self is the culmination of all of my old patterns, bad habits, old wounds, old ways of being,…