Surrender and Strength

Throughout life, we spend time learning what will and will not bring us harm.  We learn to steel ourselves against inevitable pain.  Many retreat when faced with uncertainty.  It is natural to shrink back from the unknown.  However, strength does not come from avoidance.  Rather, strength comes from pushing forward and seeking more.  Additionally, abundant …

When You Know the World is Yours

When I work with others, more often than not, I work with creative people who struggle with mainstream living.  Although, I find all people and beings fascinating and worthy of abundant living.  The thing is when your intuition is high and you can perceive truth through thought, life is intense.  Every moment, vocal inflection, movement, …

Freedom

How many of you wonder what it takes to actually be free?  I am not talking about the amazing freedom our armed forces and government provide. I am talking about the freedom that comes from not being chained to any circumstance or belief in life.  The freedom to be yourself and avoid getting caught up …

The Power of Shame

Shame is a great motivator.  Unfortunately, the motivation that comes from shame is usually negative.  Shame begins in childhood when caregivers work to motivate children’s behaviors.  As we grow, shame becomes a part of our self talk and a means that others can use to control us.   Instead of using shame, I think we should …

Side Stepping

The words “side stepping” can mean many things.  The words can also hold a negative or positive meaning.  In the context I am writing about, side stepping is a tool.  You see, as an empath, I have difficulty separating my feelings and emotions from the feelings and emotions of others.  There are times that I …

Self Care

Over the years, I have read many posts and articles on self care.  The most amusing articles poke fun at the standard “take a bubble bath” self care.  I have found self care to involve a wide range of activities.  By far, the most important aspect of self care is not overdoing it.  If you …

Veils

Sounds like wedding garb, I know.  One of the greatest barriers to change is clinging to veils.  So what exactly are veils?  Veils are the beliefs that hold us back from progress.  To go more in depth, rigid thinking causes veils.  Although always changing your mind is not a good idea, it is good to …

Life’s Success

Many of the people I have worked with, including myself, have had rock bottom experiences.  There is nothing quite like the loss of hope.  Hope is the thing that helps us overcome obstacles.  Hope drives us to do more and keep trying even when we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel.  …

An Ode to Social Norms

Social norms, the bane of existence, in my opinion.  Before I go too far into this topic, it is important to point to out that a character formed from principles, a high amount of self control, and the unwillingness to harm self or others is necessary before bucking social norms.  I also will say, I …

Big Picture Life View

Viewing life from the big picture, in my mind, offers great advantages.  Not only can you plan well and avoid mistakes, you can prevent life from becoming unnecessarily chaotic.  I am an introvert by nature.  As an introvert, I am an observer.  I also do not believe I know everything.  This unique set up makes …