Looks Good On Paper

Ever had an exchange with someone over email or text where you completely misunderstood what was meant? What is on paper loses something in translation and emoji and emoticons can’t quite make up for the emotional content which makes the intent and possibly the whole meaning mysterious and up to interpretation. Sometimes this has hilarious…

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Invitation to Your Emotions

It’s practically impossible to will yourself into feeling something that you don’t. Opinions can be changed, but feelings simply are. For example: you can try to like Cod Liver oil. It’s good for you and as a supplement it has all kinds of benefits. You can will yourself into taking it because you know it’s…

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Physics of the Past

We’re meant to make meaning out of our experiences. Learn from our past. But what is it we’re supposed to learn?  For so many people the past becomes its own form of gravity, its own force of nature which informs how their world works. You can tell when this is the case because the person…

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Trauma and Empathy

It’s part of our hard wiring to feel empathy for others pain. Mirror neurons fire within us when we see someone else do or feel something.  It’s why laughter is infectious, why we get the shivers when we see someone else get a scalp massage, get hungry when we’re watching others eat food, etc. It’s…

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We Manifest the Possible

Each of us is like a faucet. Akasha, the life force that allows our souls and our bodies to function as a complete system, flows through us every moment of every day. It flows into us from the universe entering through our heads and flowing out through our feet. It flows upward from the embodied…

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To Those Who Have Lost

My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost loved ones in Paris today. Their shock, grief and loss is not a political statement, although it will be used in that way.  Their lives are not the raw material of symbols although they will be co-opted for that purpose. Their anguish is unique although…

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Be Your Own Soulmate

You know all those quizzes out there: compatibility, does your mate rate, how to meet the love of your life, etc. They put things which are complicated and synergistic into little fun sound bites, make tapestries into lists and then numbers and then a score.  Wheeeee!  They are fun and I’m only slightly knocking them…just…

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Broken Trust

Healing is a multistage process not matter what kind it is. Usually we can group the stages into two main phases: triage and recovery.  Triage is when we or others stop what is happening from going any further and then start the repair of the damage.  Think of a broken leg.  Triage would be to…

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