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What is a consequence of choosing the past to dictate our present? Answer: A life dictated by who we once were, not who we are today. It is a mind wired to believe in outdated, non-productive thinking. It is a body set up to have physical experiences based out of learned and lived patterns of illness vs. healing. It is a set of emotions conditioned to respond to a fractured mind/ body relationship.
As Ashley looks out the window, she notices the wind capturing Fall's colorful leaves and dispersing them. The leaves don’t resist the wind. They don’t seem to mind their constant location change.
Like the other wonderful seasons, fall has its own spirit and call to action. The gardens are winding down the summer’s outpouring of vegetables, herbs and fruits. The sun shifts its schedule and the amount of light in our days is decreasing.
Connection is vital to sustain and nurture Inner Being. Connection moves us from the Limiting Me to the Expanding We. When our mutual We is respected, we touch a part of ourselves otherwise inaccessible.
Sharon’s spouse, Robert (Care Receiver), has been managing a depression diagnosis for the past five years. Initially, Sharon denied and put aside her personal needs to care for Robert and run the household. With each passing day, Sharon finds herself trapped in a “Love Jungle.”
Guess what? When we polish the lens of our giant curiosity telescope. The wheels of curiosity begin to turn and off we go again into the vast uncharted land of imagination and dreams. How do you tap into curiosity to shape your life?
Boundaries involve more than a cushion between people: they teach us respect and safety. They assure others that our limits allow us relationship freedom vs. restriction. There is nothing worse than walking on eggshells and using passive-aggressive language to send a message. If we want to be seen and heard by others in clear and open ways we must have and maintain healthy boundaries.
HONY features people who can tell me something which breaks my heart, forces me to see my own reflection or change an attitude. Whether they are homeless, jobless, clean toilets or are a street performer, HONY is a platform for all people.
No doubt about it, mental wellness needs to be at the forefront of our national agenda. We need to invest in peace, love and joy and reclaim our minds and hearts in the pursuit of thriving. We need a socially acceptable space to talk about mental distress - in the same way we discuss physical ailments. We can no longer withstand a society dominated by the existential burden of emotional suffering.
Evidence of persistent and chronic negativity in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors along with a growing insecurity of how to handle stress may indicate the presence of mental illness/disorder. With fast depleting sources of energy, we feel beat up, ashamed at how we got here and seeking ways to escape mental suffering.
A priority too often overlooked is use of humor at work. Admittedly, humor can be tricky - especially if it is at others' expense. Some of us seem to think humor exchanges represent a huge waste of time. Boy, are we mistaken.
Let's examine common misconceptions and practices when seeking professional help. I’ve worked with clients who fell into these traps before they found and hired me.
We often hear the term “courage,” but in reality, what does it mean? Does it merely describe someone who is overzealous and likes to take major risks? Or is there more to it? Definitions imply that courageous souls face fears and overcome adversity while possessing specific traits like having a lot of nerve or brimming with excessive confidence. But what are courageous individuals really like on a day-to-day basis?
Relinquishing the egos mighty hold on us is a choice. We are more than capable of walking over the ego line and into our beautiful minds. The mind partners with us to discover, expand and connect with our divine compass. Its only mission is to guide us to the truth and help us shine.
The overbearing ego assumes its formula for decision-making involves anxiety, tension and overwhelm. The cycle of insanity distances us from resolution and leads to despair, panic and uncertainty. By now, we may have determined this predictable outcome yields poor results and no reward. And yet here we are doing the same thing over and over again. Joy gives permission to exercise the best part of ourselves - our imagination.
As we wander through life's thicketed forest, we encounter over and over our mental, emotional and spiritual selves. Standing alone in the wild exposes us to shadowy perceptions capable of disorienting us. Our energy can becomes disturbed. We may attach ourselves to the disturbance. The phenomenon called "anxiety" is one such attachment. Anxiety erodes our strength and inner vitality.
Humor has great potential to build or tear down morale and community at the workplace. Learn how to use the light side of humor as a means of making connections, promoting trust and boosting well-being.
Awakening to new relationships is not a hurried process. It is a path of healing and growth and celebrates the precious gift of connection.
We are made of love and built for love. Throughout our lives the construction of our heart/hearth undergoes continual massive renovations. Love insures our hearth's foundation remains solid and sturdy. Let’s talk about finding a solid construction for our heart-hearth.
Thanks to Apple, the “Me” movement is bigger than ever ... and growing. Gadgets, apps and social media drive greater focus on the almighty Me, Myself and I. Corporations with their social media extensions feed our hungry ego's wants to acquire and proclaim itself. We need to find the roadmap to joyful connection and remember how we can change the world together with love.
We start with heart-felt hope for the New Year. Resolution sounds promising. Our change list is long with ambition churning on overdrive. And yet ...
Holding our hearts from a reservoir of inner strength ensures they are protected from holiday ups and downs. Discover key tips on how to keep your heart full and centered on peace, love and joy.
On the heels of a year's close-out, January follows to embrace a fresh path to approach another year of living. How then to harness the universe's energetic push to dissolve the old and tired and invigorate our vision forward?
Together let us pause and soak up this exciting gathering of words to celebrate the wonder of gratitude. Together we discover how our inner selves will be inspired and moved by the wisdom of sayings. Together we collect quotes to help us stretch and believe in something bigger than our inner grouch.
How can you make caregiving a meaningful experience?
As we fall into Fall, it's timely to inventory our inner resources. Nature sheds her Summer coat, invigorating us for another round of metamorphoses. We begin to crave renewal - yet recognize a slower rhythm is calling us forward.
Julia knows her fast-paced life is draining her of joy. What will it take for her to get back on track to peace.
Have you ever been part of a gathering where a joke or funny comment caught you off-guard - made you uncomfortable? Instead of feeling good you wanted to head the other way. Learn how humor crosses the line and how to shift yourself to a peaceful place.
Trust is a human trait with so many layers. Although we can’t touch it or see it, it’s effects are far reaching and essential to our survival. With trust we are free. Without trust we are broken.