Month: January 2015

The Power of Love

The Power of Love

While falling in love is an experience we all cherish, it doesn’t do the heavy lifting in life. The maintenance of love requires many repeated gifts of tolerance, compassion and generosity. Giving daily in small ways makes us healthier and happier. It’s also associated with […]

All of You Is Welcome

All of You Is Welcome

Feelings are the physical expression of our conscious and unconscious emotions. If we ward them off or attribute them to others, we miss a golden opportunity to know ourselves more deeply. Truth is, we avoid what we don’t like. This behavior is coded in our […]

Our Innate Worth

Our Innate Worth

Our value is unconditional because it is based on our innate worth as a human being. It is not something to be earned. We were born with it. It’s the external world that makes us feel unworthy. As we walk through life, the opinions of […]

Naked Light of Reality

Naked Light of Reality

In the best of all possible worlds, we pursue our desires while living in accord with values that give meaning to our lives. Sometimes we make the mark, sometimes we don’t. The trick to doing it “right” is to forgive ourselves (and others) for being […]

Connecting Before Correcting

Connecting Before Correcting

As an older parent I’ve had the luxury of maturity, security and nanny TV to help navigate me through the murky waters of being a first-time parent. In the beginning, time-outs and counting were money in the bank and mama thought she had it made. […]

Rewiring Joy

Rewiring Joy

Thanks to neuroscience, we now know the brain/nervous system is capable of change. That means with enough effort, skill and time a person can do a lot to overcome the effects of painful experiences. The catch is that the survival lessons of our ancestors required […]

Self-Acceptance

Self-Acceptance

I’d like to share a simple yet highly effective technique for building self-acceptance. Start a phrase using an example you feel sadness, pain, or regret about: “Even though (experience, behavior or feelings) … Then add the self-acceptance piece: “I (was/am) doing the best I (could/can).” […]

Tapping Your Potential

Tapping Your Potential

Vibrant health is dynamic and multifaceted. Yet, in spite of research showing a causative role between body, mind and spirit, these aspects of being are rarely viewed holistically. For example, soul is thought by many to be the exclusive province of religion. When in fact […]