Positive Self Talk

Every one of us wants to be successful, achieve our highest goals, feel fulfilled.  In the bigger picture, it all seems so easy; of course we can chose our thoughts and feelings and steer ourselves to success.  Then life steps in.  People, places, and the past seem to creep in.  We doubt ourselves.  Life seems …

Life ~ The Special Occassion

Okay, I know I am not the only person whose childhood was filled with “special occasions”.  New clothes were bought before going back to school as well as for Christmas and Easter.  Family got together on major holidays and your birthday.  Then, there are “rules” that govern special occasion etiquette such as: it’s okay to …

When Your Give a Shit is Broken

Once upon a time, I cared a lot about others.  I cared about the opinions of others.  I wanted to feel like I fit in.  Even today, every personality test I take spells out my altruistic nature.  Over the years, however, I have learned that it is not me who needs to care.  Sure, I …

Who’s to Say?

In our world, popularity, public opinion, policy, and so on appear to be based on people deemed important enough to follow.  It is odd to me that people who are followed/set policies are not examined for sound attributes such as excellent insight, selflessness, and guidance by researched facts.  I wonder, would others take their car …

Bringing Home the Bacon

Here you are.  You have been manifesting, seeking guidance from your higher self, changing behaviors, banishing toxic people, and generally embracing abundance.  Still, all of your dreams have not come true.  You deal with human frailty and there are still a few mountains in your way.  It sucks to find yourself in this place.  Who …

Shadow Work

Shadow Work

  In today’s world, the phrase “shadow work” is a buzz word within in the mental health awareness community.  What shadow work entails is embracing every part of yourself.  One great way to see your “shadows” is to notice when a person or situation triggers anger, frustration, baggage, and so on .  You see, other …

Getting Your Needs Met

We all have needs.  As humans, we need to take care of our bodies through healthy eating, getting some exercise, and tending to our mental health.  One area that we often leave to others to take care of, however, are our emotional needs.  In many cases, our emotional needs intersect with our mental health needs.  …

Acting Out of Knowledge

During the course of life, all of us make choices and perform actions.  I am sure we can all remember a time when we acted without a full understanding of a situation.  The likely end of such a scenario is pain to self and others.  Hopefully, as we age, we gain knowledge, develop insight, and …

The Beauty of You

Did you know that every person is beautiful?  Every person has depths unknown to others and sometimes unknown to self.  Humans are beautiful in their own right.  Moving, breathing, laughing, loving, crying.  I think one of the most beautiful sights is to see a human acting naturally ~ without airs, fears, or prejudice.  Life often …