As I travel the road of healing and growth, I witness behaviors I’m trying to rise above. It can be overwhelming because I’m not only trying to change these very behaviors, I’m coming face to face with how I used to unknowingly impact others firsthand. Let me just say, I feel a sense of “yuck”!… Continue reading Being a Loving Witness to Undesired Behavior
Category: Authentic Living
The Beauty of Practicing Self-Compassion
For most people, it’s a sad and undeniable truth, we lack having compassion for ourselves. If we’re capable of showing compassion, “sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others”, we easily shine it on others but struggle giving it to ourselves. I believe compassion is what connects us to our humanity and,… Continue reading The Beauty of Practicing Self-Compassion
Nudged Out of Neutral
There’s an unexpected and strange happening as we walk the path of growth and healing. What once sat well with us, no longer does. The disruption, chaos, or discomfort that didn’t bother us before, now causes irritation, frustration, and anger. And we may even find times we can’t understand the sudden sadness, resentment, or fear… Continue reading Nudged Out of Neutral
We Reap Where We Sow
Brilliant success is a result of the hard work that goes into producing it. Like any crop, we reap what we sow. If nothing goes in, nothing comes out. As much as we wish to have spectacular results in our life, it’s a childish dream to believe it happens merely from wishing and wanting it… Continue reading We Reap Where We Sow
Why We Need Outward Assessment for Living a More Peaceful and Satisfying Life
Priority is a Singular Word, Not Plural
I have no idea when priority, meaning “prime concern, first concern, matter of greatest importance” and “a thing that is regarded as more important than another” or the British definition of “the right to take precedence or to proceed before others”, became accepted as a plural word. By definition, and for all practical reason, only… Continue reading Priority is a Singular Word, Not Plural
A Million Little Steps That Make Life Good
It's human nature to feel the need "to-do". Most of us are compelled towards something that drives us, challenges us, or entertains us. We like to have goals and along with these goals are preferences and opinions of how we want life to be, or wish it would be. The trouble begins when our expectations… Continue reading A Million Little Steps That Make Life Good
Needing Inspiration or a Dose of Hope? Return to the Literary Wonderlands
Yes, living a productive and responsible life is a respectable and mature goal but it can come in the price of loosing our capacity to be lighthearted. While lighthearted is indeed a feeing of being carefree, cheerful, free and easy, and happy go-lucky, which some consider immature and irresponsible, it's also a feeling that is gentle, playful, and easygoing. Being lighthearted is a beautiful way of balancing the tension and tediousness of adult life. Take a trip down memory lane and dive into your favorite fairytale from childhood. Relax and reconnect with far-away dreams, endless possibilities, and the grit to see them through. Perhaps restore the buried hope that you can do anything you put your mind to, and your treasure is out there waiting for you!
Sure, You Can Do That…But Do You Want To?
The truth is we are not a failure by not succeeding in something which truly isn't valuable to us. The failure has already happened before it's even begun. The failure is in our perception of what we "think" will make our life more satisfactory, more content.
The People Around Us Can Inspire Our Next Step
Life is an intricate and interactive journey that delivers more than the challenges we set in motion to reach our social goals. Life's undeniable, omniscient power delivers the experiences required to grow our spirit which transcends all material-like prizes to lead us closer to love and harmony. Yes, in times of transition, our next step… Continue reading The People Around Us Can Inspire Our Next Step