32 responses

  1. Kait
    October 12, 2011

    I don’t have the proper words to express what I am feeling so I will simply send my gratitude for this wonderful post.

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 12, 2011

      You are welcome Kait. :)

  2. Sara
    October 12, 2011

    Thank you Thank you for sharing your beautiful story! Xo

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 12, 2011

      Your welcome Sara!

  3. nasrine
    October 12, 2011

    What an amazing post. I can relate to your pain and how you’re in the process of healing, always. Most days, like yourself, I have more then a lil pep in my step but when those nasty trigger’s appear it can shake me up. I do my best to employ my tool box (yoga, quite time) and so on. But the tears, shame at times do resurface. However, just knowing that other empowering women have the same vibration from time to time makes me rise to the challenge. Your posts are so generous. Thank you.
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  4. Karie Hill
    October 12, 2011

    I have tears rolling down my face right now.

    Thank you for being brave enough to share your experience with us.

    Much love to you.

  5. Helen
    October 12, 2011

    Thank you so much for your vulnerability, Hillary- both during this event and in sharing this story (a generous gift) with us. I believe every experience that opens up those old wounds is there to do exactly that: open them up so they can properly heal instead of being loosely patched over by the ego’s bandages. So brave of you to face that pain and move through it! Love it, thank you for sharing. xo
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    • Hillary Rubin
      October 12, 2011

      Helen you are welcome. We all have them and I feel this is in the way for most women to become who they are afraid to be. Thanks for commenting. xo H

  6. Cynthia Englett
    October 12, 2011

    What an amazingly beautiful post Hillary, you are an inspiration! :)

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 12, 2011

      Thanks Cynthia — as are you. xo H

  7. Ann
    October 12, 2011

    What Kait said. Amplified.

  8. Grady Pruitt
    October 12, 2011

    Wow…

    Even as I’m reading this, I can see areas in my own life where I may be holding in some feelings. I don’t have the time (right this second) to examine them, but after reading your powerful story, something tells me I need to.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    • Hillary Rubin
      October 12, 2011

      Grady thank you for commenting. Keep me posted on what you discover.

  9. Bari Tessler Linden
    October 12, 2011

    Hillary, I wanted to thank you again here.

    I was DRAWN to reading this post as I was just waking up this a.m. and getting my 3 year old’s hands washed and teeth blushed in the bathroom and I kept going back to my iphone to read more of your story and more of your story.

    I love that you shared this and I love and respect how you worked with your pain and old triggers in such a real, powerful and essential way. We all have our own versions of this and we need to know how to follow the triggers and feel it fully so we can come out the other end and move forward with more love and acceptance for what we had, did not have, what we have now and how we want to continue living our lives to the fullest degree.

    And, I am So happy you found your husband and he found you, what a gift you are to each other. Thank you, thank you for doing this work and bringing it to the world!

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 12, 2011

      Hey Bari! Great to see you here in the conversation. You are so welcome! :)

  10. KC
    October 12, 2011

    Beautiful. Real. Raw. So flippin’ honest. And very well written.

    Thank you for sharing this. I have so much opening up with my father right now, it’s very apropos.

    Much love,
    KC

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 12, 2011

      Thanks KC! Keep me posted on what is going on with you. This happened around the time we connected on the upper limit issue — I see there is something deeper we need to heal in order to be that more realized woman. xo Hillary

  11. Denise Duffield-Thomas
    October 12, 2011

    Such a powerful story – it reminded me about the pain I felt at various times in my life for the exact same reason.
    Thanks for sharing.
    xx Denise
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  12. Kris
    October 12, 2011

    So precious, Hil. What a courageous share. I was right there with you. Brilliant writing. So excited to give you a huge hug soon!
    XO,
    -K.

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 13, 2011

      Thanks Kris I know you were. Can’t wait to bring this to your event. xo H

  13. Scott Powers
    October 13, 2011

    Hillary, I felt compelled to leave you a comment and let you know that I found your story very moving. I have so much respect for who you are and what you do. Your honesty is inspiring! ~ Scott
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    • Hillary Rubin
      October 13, 2011

      Awesome Scott! Thanks for reading + commenting. xo Hillary

  14. Marion
    October 13, 2011

    Hey Hilary!

    Wow, the rawness and openness of your writing really tugged at my heart! Thanks for showing us how being vulnerable and fully experiencing our pain is the first step to move beyond it. I can relate to both your experience with denying physical pain and the healing necessary in the father-daughter relationship.

    Hugs to you!
    Marion
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    • Hillary Rubin
      October 13, 2011

      Hey Marion! Going deep and raw really moves mountains. Love to hear more of what you learned from the experience. Hugs to you too! Hillary

  15. Lisa
    October 13, 2011

    Oh Hillary…Hillary…Hillary…

    I feel you! I am about to write in my blog about how we are living in the land of “the big spin.” Nobody just owning their fears and pain or even sometimes their joy they just “spin” another story around it. So glad you are keeping it real sistah!

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 13, 2011

      Thanks Lisa! Please send me a link to your post, can’t wait to read it. My pleasure — R E A L is the only way. xo

  16. Anne Samoilov
    October 14, 2011

    Hillary, although I knew what you went through prior to reading this, I seriously teared up several times reading it in your words. You’re moving people woman. Thanks for sharing your pain…because they become gifts to others…little reassurances to other people dealing with buried pain.

    Love,
    Anne

    • Hillary Rubin
      October 14, 2011

      Thanks Anne for being there and commenting. It’s from the heart and of the heart which I feel is the only way to heal and be real. xo H

  17. susan plucknett
    October 14, 2011

    Hillary,
    This is a very moving post. Your writing of the experience too me right there with you. And I too have been working with releasing some very deep wounds and seeing it all, even when it is painful. Thank you so much for your inspiration!
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    • Hillary Rubin
      October 14, 2011

      Susan thanks for stopping by! glad you are releasing those wounds, be gentle through the process. You are welcome love, glad to be on the journey with you. :)

  18. Suzanne
    October 23, 2011

    In admiration of the rawness of your post. I too have had father issues and only realized it after he had a massive stroke. He is still alive, for the record, which is how I found out my fear. He is in a nursing home, in a wheelchair, and his speech is incoherant. He is however, very happy. It is when I visit him and he shows any amount of disapproval that triggered me. I thought it was a natural feeling. It was not. I dug and dug and did self hypnosis and had my colleague do hypnosis on me and realized I was scared shitless of my dad. How could that be? I dealt with this I thought (much like you)……so needless to say, I get it. I think the most confusing for me initially was how could I be fearful of someone who is literally unable to harm me? But I get it….
    Thank You for sharing.
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    • Hillary Rubin
      October 24, 2011

      Thanks for sharing Suzanne! Awesome healing and story.

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