Expectations – how does one assess whether or not his or her expectations are valid? Do you find that the validity of your expectations is often measured by the degree to which someone else, or others, acknowledges or meets them?
Be grateful even for your grief. Loss is a teacher. Grief and acknowledging your pain is the way to heal that pain. Practicing an attitude of gratitude through radical acceptance and your faith is a very peaceful and positive way to meet life’s challenges. In order for us to grow, create positive healthy change, and learn important things in all stages of life there are losses that we must endure. Losses that we need to embrace with an awareness of what we can control and what cannot control.
Another new year has arrived. With it hopes, dreams, worries, and new year’s resolutions. For many the arrival of another new year is a time for reflection. Reflect gently. Reflect with the utmost respect for yourself. Forgive yourself for any mistakes or regrets that you may still be working through or holding onto. Work to [...]
Life is challenging. Risk is everywhere. Be sure to calculate it carefully. Choose wisely. The winds of adversity blow strongly in most every life at one time or another and in one way or another. Be flexible. Learn to bend with the gusts of wind that blow through your experience in life. Like a tall [...]
The Healing Touch – By Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee, Authors of The Body Has a Mind of its Own
Imagine lying on a therapy table as a healer places her hand under the back of your neck. Her touch is gentle, calm, tranquil. She places her other hand lightly onto your left shoulder, then onto your right shoulder. A sensation of tingling warmth ripples through your body. A nagging pain in your lower back [...]
Any story you tell yourself about who you are, any belief you have, any feeling you are aware of, is only an object of your larger consciousness. You, in your essence, are always something that experiences all these and remains more complete than any of them. When you realize that you are inherently larger than [...]
“The Identity Code” – The 8 Essential Questions for Finding Your Purpose and Place in the World by Larry Ackerman
This book will introduce you to yourself. Despite what you may have been told when you were a child, you cannot be whatever you want to be in life — you are already what you were meant to be. The secret to uncovering who you are, and your purpose, is built into you in the [...]
Today marks the one year anniversary of my dog Mandy’s death. It has been a long year of very profound grief for me. It has not been an easy time at all. And yet, ironically, as I come to meet this day, as I had feared to some degree, the meeting and experiencing of this [...]
Just because things are stressful doesn’t mean you aren’t getting anywhere. Just because you are in pain doesn’t mean you can’t know joy. Just because you are alone doesn’t mean you are not connected. Just because you want or need more doesn’t mean this moment doesn’t offer you enough. It is enough right now because [...]