Personal Growth

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting*

This is a repost from an article written by Julio Vincent Gambuto that originally appeared in The Medium.

We’re All In This Together

We’re All In This Together

This Danish commercial captures the heart of yoga, which is wisdom to know that we are not separate. We connected.

Body Parts and Other Things

Body Parts and Other Things

Discontent with our changing bodies is a rich source of suffering. The feeling is intensified as we age due to marketing and the cultural obsession with youthfulness. This leads many people to fight aging by any means necessary, often going to extraordinary lengths to hide it.

Weed and Yoga, Maybe Not?

Weed and Yoga, Maybe Not?

There are many reasons for developing a yoga practice, spiritual growth is just one of them. How yoga can assist us spiritually depends greatly on which path we are following. Not everyone’s spiritual practice is affected in the same way through yoga, though everyone can benefit physically, mentally and emotionally from yoga.

Therapist as Mountain Guide

Therapist as Mountain Guide

Mountain guides do not climb mountains for people, nor do they make people climb mountains. The motivation for the climb has to be within the climber. You WANT to climb this mountain! You are excited about it and have hired a guide because you know, in large part, the best part is the journey.

Interpersonal Bridges

Interpersonal Bridges

An emotional bond begins to grow between people as they communicate understanding, respect, and valuing for one another’s personhood. This bond is referred to as an interpersonal bridge. The interpersonal bridge is built upon certain expectations. It’s what allows us to trust and be vulnerable. That’s the good news.

What to Expect In Therapy

What to Expect In Therapy

This is a repost from a terrific article by Jessica Semaan that was originally posted in The Medium. If you’ve ever wondered what to expect from therapy, read on.

Authenticity

Authenticity

This seemingly intangible quality of authenticity, then, has very tangible outcomes. Authentic people feel better, are more resilient, and less likely to turn to self-destructive habits for comfort. They tend to be purposeful in their choices and more likely to follow through on their goals.

Embracing the Feminine

Embracing the Feminine

Ladies, the time has come to reclaim our feminine power. We have proven our worth again and again by donning our proverbial boots. It’s time to pull out the stilettos – or whatever tickles your fancy, don’t get stuck on the metaphor – and embrace the unique qualities and strengths of women.

Tea Ritual

Tea Ritual

Every morning, I spend a few minutes sitting quietly with a cup of tea. For the last ten years or so, I’ve spent it staring through the large picture window that faces my garden.