Wholehearted Living

In Brene Brown’s research she’s found these 10 things which are the key factors to living a wholehearted life.  I struggle with at least half of them every single day.  *sigh* What’s interesting to me is that when people talk about these things they see the first half as a goal they wish to achieve but come up blank on the how. …Details

Being Known

We all like to be known and be seen.  Well, as long as how we’re known is a positive thing.  No one likes to be the local pariah.  However, there’s a more practical side of being known and seen.  Life is going on all around us all the time. …Details

Authentic Voice

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people describe their authentic self, their voice, in these lustrous terms.  It’s loving and giving, making the world a better place and doing for others.  It’s speaking the unvarnished truth about things and seeing the world clearly.…Details

Who Do You Trust?

We have trust issues.  There.  I’ve said it.  Or maybe I should say that we mistrust.  We trust backasswards?  However you want to put it, we’re putting out trust in things we shouldn’t and mistrusting what we should. We don’t trust our feelings. …Details

Acts of Love

When we think or talk about loving ourselves or needing to love ourselves more, most people are talking about a feeling.  We are referring to wanting to feel more compassionate about ourselves, who we are, our identity in the world and in ourselves, and to have better self-esteem. …Details

Feeling Wisdom

Somehow we learn that strong emotions are like wild animals.  We can have them in our world, but in very controlled environments, with lots of training, and tons of escape features so we can get away at a moments notice.  You know, because they can turn on us.…Details

Running Towards or Running Away?

There is no one key thing that makes a relationship work nor is their one that causes them to fail.  I dysfunctional relationship can work for decades because the individuals are dysfunctional in exactly the right ways for each other.  As the old rhyme goes “Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean, and so betwixt them both, you see, they licked the platter clean.”  However, there are some things that tend to lead towards failed relationships, mostly because they keep the relationship for being one.…Details

Anxiety & Desire

“While many people engaged in meditation claimed to find it made them more relaxed, I made a somewhat different discovery. Admittedly anxious to begin with, I stumbled on a rather odd realization: The opposite of anxiety is not calmness, it is desire.…Details

Step Towards Desire

We all have things we want.  Things we want to be when we grow up, things we want to do on that bucket list, things we want to achieve sooner rather than later….  We have these desires that we label “If Only…” and then we stick them in a box and put them aside. …Details