Contemplate what it means to live in the present and be the best you can be. The present holds all that is possible.
Don’t make assumptions, we only know so much. Communication, how works and doesn’t work, and impacts our relationships.
Through the lens of “Don’t take anything personally” – How others see us and how we see ourselves is Part 3 of a 6 part series on Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Through the lens of “be impeccable with your word” – How our word binds us and sets us free is Part 2 of a 6 part series on Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Beginning any journey starts with your first step. Our journey begins with an exploration of Don Miguel Ruiz’s, The Four Agreements. This is the first part of a six-part series.
Further exploration of Sharon Martin’s article looking at: "How Codependents Can Stop Enabling and Controlling." Looking at the habits that allow the problematic behavior of others. Learning how co-dependency is often concerned with the stories we tell ourselves to avoid the uncertainty of deeper questions and keep...
Learn to identify codependent behaviors in all relationships and when they are a problem. Explore boundaries and how they work.
Exploring why we get angry and its connection to our Values. We experience strong emotions when something we value is met or challenged. Today we will discuss an article from Psychology Today on strategies to work through anger and resentment, with a focus on acceptance, mindful appraisal, and learning to escape from...
(23) Stop Hiding Behind Labels
Stop hiding behind labels, subsuming a whole person to a single characteristic, one label no matter how powerful its meaning, is to hold that person up to an impossible standard and lead to dismissal in the pursuit of purity. The struggle between the individualistic and collectivist pressures of our humanity, as seen...
(17) Our Self-Limiting Stories
When exploring our self-limiting stories, it can be helpful to consider each of us as tiny lenses peering through a dark veil covering the whole of reality. We only identify what’s important based on the lens or identity we’ve pre-selected as being who we believe ourselves to be. Unfortunately, all labels, or the...
(16) The Lure of Fanaticism
We often create stories to address one problem, only to have it take on a life of its own. More difficult is when such a story is religion and the tendency towards fanaticism or absolutism, is a strong psychological pull.
(13) Our Emotions Are Never Left Behind
Viewing emotions as discrete entities allows us to box them up, set them aside and ignore them. Or at least attempt to do so. Quite often we look at them as obstacles to overcome, giant boulders on the path of life. We move forward using the supposed power of reason, swinging the sword of logic and embarking on...
(12) Mindfulness: Getting Out of Your Own Way
Mindfulness skills help us learn healthy questioning and to accept uncertainty with the personal growth of letting go of our thoughts.