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The Ratio of Emotion

The Ratio of Emotion

The beauty of the 3-to-1 positivity ratio is that it’s large enough to encompass the full range of human emotions. That’s the good news.

How to Cultivate Wisdom and Compassion

How to Cultivate Wisdom and Compassion

Loving-kindness meditation is a technique used to condition one’s habitual responses, emotions and mind states toward greater warmth and caring for self and others. What we feed grows. By increasing our daily diet of love, compassion, and other positive emotions we nourish character development and psychological growth.

How To Fuel Anxiety

How To Fuel Anxiety

Here are some of the most common anxiety-fueled thought patterns, plus some specific ways you can recognize and dispute them. If some of these sound familiar to you, put them in your mental tool kit so you can take them out when you need them.

What Is an Archetype?

What Is an Archetype?

Few now accept the tabula rasa view of human psychology. Within each infant is a life force, innate aspects, that guide motives and meaning making. Carl Jung called our innate guiding systems archetypes. Archetypes influence the unfolding of develop

Awake Mind

Awake Mind

Feeling cared for, accepted and having a sense of belonging and affiliation with others is fundamental to our well-being. Unfortunately, not everyone was raised in such an environment.

Learning to Stay

Learning to Stay

When attention is strong, we can simply do what we are doing, moment to moment. If we are peeling an orange, we may notice the stickiness of the juice, the smell of the orange oil, and a host of other sensations

Find Your Theme Song

Find Your Theme Song

Try this simple strategy and your relationship with yourself will change. When the thoughts in your head grow less judgmental and more accepting, you’ll find that the world opens up for you. Take this small step to reconnect to the amazing soul that you are.

Wisdom of Maya Angelou

Wisdom of Maya Angelou

People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Your Emotional Type

Your Emotional Type

Dealing with emotions effectively isn’t about suffering them away for feeling them less. It’s about establishing a balance, shoring up those areas where we’re most vulnerable, and making the most of our natural strengths. The key lies in understanding your natural style of relating.

Listening Within

Listening Within

Through the day, we regularly pass from personality to personality.  We can go from Caretaker to Judge to Striver in a flash. Because of the speed and fluidity of this process, we don’t usually attend to the ways in which this inner community conducts its business.