Many of us believe that we must earn our status, self-worth, or value to others. Whether your false belief is that you are not smart enough, or rich enough, or attractive enough, the key word “enough” is a judgment. Being … Read more
In much of the Western world, we are taught that mistakes are to be avoided at all costs, for fear of reprisal and punishment. Yet learning to fear your mistakes leads to repressed creativity and innovation. We may believe that … Read more
What is that something that brings you the most joy? Is it a solitary activity, like quiet walks in nature or painting? Or are other people needed to participate, as in dancing or playing games? Is it still and quiet, … Read more
The modern dictionary defines “kindness” as being good, benevolent, humane, and gentle. Now consider the Buddhist definition: loving benevolence. Let’s delve deeper; what is benevolence? Goodwill, charity, a desire to do good.
Now that we have a context, it is … Read more
Living an authentic life means that we are living closer to our souls. We are no longer carrying the desires others have for us, whether well-intended or not. We are no longer “whittling away” the parts of ourselves pieces we … Read more
For all the value of one-on-one therapy, the therapeutic group experience can be even more transformative. The very personal nature of the sharing and feedback of group members, as well as the input from a group facilitator, provide an experience … Read more
Kindness begets kindness. And if the seed of kindness is within us, then we must nurture it by paying attention to cues from others as well as ourselves.
We communicate in so many ways, verbally and non-verbally, face-to-face and virtually. … Read more
Many of us go about our days in our normal routines, not consciously aware of our thoughts. How much time might you spend in a day worrying about something?
- I need this sale to go through. What if it doesn’t?
When you walk through a cluttered home, filled every which way with items that are not used or needed, it’s easy to trip or fall. And the same is true of mental and spiritual clutter – when the mind is … Read more