It’s All Perception

Continuing to enjoy Brene Brown.  From I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t) From page 111: Critical awareness also requires us to question this notion of blaming the victim. In particular, some pop psychologists preach that “There is no such thing as reality, just perception.”  Not only is this inaccurate, it’s dangerous. …Details

Passover

Thank you, Kathryn for creating a wonderful Passover Seder.  It was an amazing blend of sacred and contemporary, fulfilled all the requirements of an ordered dinner and brought so much laughter that my cheeks hurt at the end of the night. …Details

Social Grenades

I’m still digging Brene Brown and her work with Shame.  Here’s a good one from I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) Page 88: “I came up with the term shame screen after analyzing data from the first hundred interviews. …Details

Full Body Project

Leonard Nimoy is a photographer.  Who knew?  He has been since he was a young man and has exhibited worldwide. He has published two books of his work, the most recent of which is The Full Body Project.  I recommend it not only for its beauty and his respectful portrayal of women, but for the fact that he allowed his models to portray themselves.…Details

What Is Shame?

I really digging Brene Brown in I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging. Women often experience shame when they are entangled in a web of layered, conflicting and competing social-community expectations.…Details

Just One Thing

What’s the one thing that you’ve always wanted to do or be and that you’ve never achieved?  There’s always something.  Something your heart desires and that would bring you great joy but, for whatever reason, you have never done/had/been.  So here’s a challenge: Today find some way to do say or be that one thing.…Details

Live Your Life

For years the signature on my personal email has been: “Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, champagne in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO what a ride!” I think I might bring that back again. …Details

Past Lives Enlighten Us

Western culture’s understanding of past lives is a bit interesting.  While we seem to have slipped out of the noose of living on the wheel of torment and needing to live life after life living out various Karmas until we achieve enlightenment, possibly because we have given up every achieving enlightenment if it ever was possible, we have also seemingly come to this collective conclusion that each individual has only a handful to mull over and it’s magic if you can access them at all.…Details

Soul Book Reading

People mistakenly think that the Akashics or their Soul Book (they often think of these as interchangeable) is some kind of oracle.  Like the mechanical gypsy at the carnival you put in your token and get your fortune.  Or like Tarot you can just listen to what the cards tell you and your future will be mapped out for your for the next few days or weeks or years. …Details