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We Are All Addicts

Tough thing to consider, isn’t it?  Most of us do not use misuse drugs and/or alcohol but we all have behaviors that keep us from dealing with our feelings and maladaptive behaviors.  During this time of restricted outings and a desire to prevent the spread of Covid, our addictions are becoming more prominent.  While one …

Honoring Your Energy

All of us have energy inside of our bodies.  The most easily recognized energies in our bodies flow around anger, hunger, and tiredness.  However, the energy in our bodies also signals us to unsafe situations, manipulative people, situations that do not serve us, places we do not want to be, and so on.  In many …

Guilting is Not the Answer

I cannot begin to fathom how others can give and subscribe to guilt.  Guilt is a negative emotion that makes it difficult for one to process feelings and retain self esteem.  In fact, guilt is a tool of codependent individuals who think that changing others will make him/her feel better.  The truth of guilt is …

7 Ways to Commit to Yourself

In a world of shoulds and coulds, it is easy to lose your way in life.  Unfortunately, relying on tradition and the experiences of others leaves you spinning in a continuous circle.  In order to find success in life, you have to shut down the rhetoric of others and live from your center.  The person …

Why Show Weakness

Something I have noticed about myself and others is we are afraid to show weakness.  I have to admit I struggle with the fact that my mistakes often have a negative impact on others.  Life is hard enough, why add additional suffering to life, for self or others?  In the final analysis, however, admitting to …

Opening Up to Adversity

Adversity is a stressful part of human life.  In many cases, we allow adversity to cause stress and close ourselves up from the world.  I wonder how much further we would get by opening our hearts and minds to adversity.  Adversity teaches us far more than peacefulness.  In this post, I want to offer some …

Big Picture Stress Relief

Life is inherently stressful.  Throughout life, new circumstances and challenges frequently present themselves.  When one too many challenges occur at a time, we can feel like a person stuck in a riptide with nowhere to go.  Thoughts of being pulled under drag you down and then your happiness and positive state of mind disappear. The …

Refusing to Accept Insult

Start to believe in yourself and people will come out of the woodwork to insult you and try to take you down a peg.  It’s not that these people are bad; they just are more comfortable with the status quo being maintained.  Insult is not a tool of constructive criticism.  Insult is an action launched …

10 Reasons to Believe in Yourself

You are the best thing you have going for yourself.  While others and activities deserve a special place in your life and heart, your foundation is built from you.  Just imagine not protecting and nurturing the foundation of your house.  Neglect your foundation and over time, you house will become unstable.  In the same way, …

Soul Renewal

Of all the things that combine heaven and earth, our soul is the greatest.  Our soul exists in the human and eternal realms.  The human experience can be rather dense.  It is if often hard to see every situation and circumstance clearly due to the confines of the human realm.  Your soul helps you navigate …