Ten Steps to Raising Your Vibration and Quality of Life

Ten Steps to Raising Your Vibration and Quality of LifeWhen you find the courage to do something about your low quality of life and choose to make things better you are on the right track to raising your vibration. Raising your vibration comes down to many factors and listed below are ten key steps that will definitely help towards raising your vibration immediately.

Happiness Spreads like a Healthful Virus – Become a Carrier

Happiness Spreads like a Healthful Virus – Become a CarrierPart of the reward of becoming an agent of compassionate, life-affirming change, whether or not you get public acknowledgment, is the knowledge you are doing measurable good. There is nothing theoretical about your gift as an agent of change. It may usually be anonymous, but the contribution is quite real.

Is It Possible To Face and Transform Disappointment?

Is It Possible To Face and Transform Disappointment?Have you ever had something turn out far different than you expected it would and felt immensely disappointed? Have you ever been so let down by a person or situation that you thought you’d never get over it? Have you ever not lived up to your own standards and felt a sense of failure?

For a Richer Life, Get Rid of Your Excess Stuff

For a Richer Life, Get Rid of Your Excess StuffDespite advertising messages that assure us happiness is to be found in our next purchase, the opposite tends to be true as mountains of stuff, clutter and debt leave us stressed and unfulfilled.

Keep Your Focus in the Now: Be Where You Are

Keep Your Focus in the Now: Be Where You AreBeing present in my center is the only way I am able to be abundantly creative in managing a multitude of regions in my life: mother, writer, healer, entrepreneur, partner, and homemaker. If I tried to make a list of everything I did and cross it off in a linear manner, I would accomplish much less and with less creative insight. Instead...

A Call to Action: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

A Call to Action: Awakening the Power of Our Social PotentialThis shared planetary purpose goes beyond any existing proj­ect or organization. It is our challenge to discover how to facilitate social synergy, the coming together of separate people and projects to make a new whole greater than the sum of its parts. This is nature’s way. We can learn it, because we are nature evolving.

Is Your Soul Calling You To A Higher State of Presence and Flow?

Is Your Soul Calling You To A Higher State of Presence, Vibration, and Flow?Soul tension is basically telling us that there is a disconnection from self — we no longer know ourselves and, instead, cling to masks, labels, and roles. Soul tension is a symptom of resisting the soul, which asks nothing less of us than we dive into the journey where we will discover our as yet unknown inner potential and light.

A Year Without Fear: What Would Your Life Be Like?

A Year Without Fear: What Would Your Life Be Like?You are more powerful than you know. But fear keeps you from your boldest possibilities. Yet what if you could cultivate a presence within that could help you choose your good all the time? Here’s an excerpt from A Year Without Fear, which can help you make these daily choices.

Letting Go of The Experience of Resisting: Acceptance Is Not Approval

Letting Go of The Experience of Resisting: Acceptance Is Not ApprovalResisting is a tensing-against something. It gets revved up via some kind of mental handling (complaint, story-spinning, denial), leading to emotional distress. Whatever difficulty you’re experiencing in the presence of something you’d prefer hadn’t happened, resistance compounds the challenge...

Follow Your Passion and Accept the Consequences

Follow Your Passion and Accept the ConsequencesIn my book “Are You Happy Now? 10 Ways to Live a Happy Life” I describe the 10 ways I discovered one day when I was lying on my sofa thinking about my long, dramatic life and I asked myself what I needed to remember to live the rest of my life a little bit more happily.

The New Year Lays Gifts Upon The Altar Of Your Heart

The New Year Lays Gifts Upon The Altar Of Your HeartThe beginning of a new year offers a poignant opportunity to set the priorities that will carry us through the year. We succeed or fail based on what we hold dear. Choose meaningless priorities, and you become the heir to pain. Live from what you value, and your life becomes a celebration of purpose.

Slow Down, Stop Rushing, and Celebrate Life

Slow Down, Stop Rushing, and Celebrate LifePeople are in such a rush these days, living on the fast track. Talking fast, eating fast, moving fast. What a difference from thirty years ago. Did you know you'll probably do more in this year with appointments, people to meet, places to go than your grandparents did their entire lives?

Addressing False Beliefs and Healing Emotional Wounds

Eradicating False Beliefs and Healing Emotional WoundsWhen we recognise who we are and that we’re connected at the very core, we open up the doors to changing our perspective on challenging circumstances. We start to view forgiveness with different eyes. To understand this further we need to learn more about how we function.

Does Our Worthiness Depend on Following or Not Following The Rules?

Does Our Worthiness Depend On Following or Not Following The Rules?We have come to believe more in our morals than we believe in ourselves. Because we trust in morals, we don’t trust in our inner and divine essence to lead and guide us. We don’t even trust love to guide us, because, you know, love can be tainted with all kinds of loyalties that may or may not be right...

Mothers That Make Time For Themselves Reduce The Chance of Postnatal Depression

postnatal depressionOne in three women will experience significant depressive symptoms in the first five years after giving birth. But new research has found if mothers regularly take time for themselves in the first six months after giving birth they’re less likely to get postnatal depression.

Keeping the Love Vibration Strong

Keeping the Love Vibration StrongNo matter what we believe in, I think we can agree that stuff is up in our world and it's unsettling. It's disturbing actually and it can make us feel scared. So how DO I keep my Love Vibration strong? For me, it's all about the little things...

When Families Move, High School Students May Suffer

When Families Move, High School Students May SufferResidential mobility is a hallmark of modern American society. Policies encourage mobility as a way of improving outcomes for low-income families residing in poor neighborhoods.

Meals On Wheels Brings Food And Cuts Loneliness

Meals on Wheels brings food and cuts lonelinessWhen Congress passed the Older Americans Act in 1965 to support elderly people who were struggling—often alone—to continue to live at home, a major plank of the legislation provided for home delivery of meals.

Moving Forward Towards the One Universal Goal: Happiness

Moving Forward Towards the One Universal Goal: HappinessThere is one universal goal that everyone on earth strives towards: happiness. But what is the best way of achieving it? For many of us, happiness comes from helping others. Some of the most inspirational stories of those who have found contentment are...

Why the Holidays Don’t Matter...

Why the Holidays Don't MatterI would like to suggest that the holidays don’t really matter and there is nothing you really need to do about them. Such a suggestion, of course, reads like heresy. The holidays, while fun and significant, drive lots of people crazy. There are pressures to...

The Midlife Crisis Is Real, But It Doesn’t Linger

The Midlife Crisis Is Real, But It Doesn’t Linger

Research shows that satisfaction with life follows a U-shape—gradually falling from early adulthood and reaching a low point around the ages of 40 to 42. But it then reverses direction and keeps rising to the age of 70.

Whose REALITY Is It Anyway?

Whose REALITY Is It Anyway?"The weekend is over and tomorrow it's back to reality!" "You've lost touch with reality!" What exactly is reality and whose reality are we talking about? I saw a bumper sticker not too long ago that said "Question reality". I agree. I think reality should be questioned and challenged and maybe even done away with...

Seven Steps to Creating a Life of Miracles and Joy

Seven Steps to Creating a Life of Miracles and Joy
Many of us face challenging times in finances, career, relationships, or health at some point in our lives. We may feel powerless against the economic, social, and family forces around us and live our lives feeling bogged down or hampered by our circumstances, not knowing how to change our lives for the better.

How Does Greed Affect Your Life?

How Does Greed Affect Your Life?Consuming too much is the scourge of modern Western culture. Food is not the only thing you may over-consume. Greed causes you to risk everything for the sake of acquisition. This acquisitiveness destroys the health of society and culture as well as your own life.

9 Tips to Overcome Procrastination and Tackle Your Most Difficult Tasks Without Delays

9 Tips to Overcome Procrastination and Tackle Your Most Difficult Tasks Without DelaysTasks we find difficult in some way can trigger procrastination. Luckily, there are tools we can use and systems we can put in place that help us prioritize and stay on top of those tough challenges. No matter how big or small the job, if something triggers your procrastination and makes you fall behind, it can be addressed in the following steps...

Unexpressed Feelings Keep Tapping On My Shoulder

The Tapping on My ShoulderFor me, an unrecognized, unexpressed feeling is like a persistent hand tapping on my shoulder. If I don’t give the feeling what it wants, acknowledgement and expression, the tapping gets more insistent. The feeling pulls more and more of my attention away from the present moment. 

Leaders and Helpers: Learning Through Our Differences and Similarities

Leaders and Helpers: Learning Through Our Differences and SimilaritiesQuite possibly, it is through our differences that we learn the true value of that which makes us one. We all have different worldviews. We all have slightly different perspectives on what we see, what we hear, and what we experience. Still, we also share something very sacred...

The Healing Benefits of Tears, Laughter, and Listening Partnerships

The Healing Benefits of Tears, Laughter, and Listening PartnershipsWe hold in our mind all kinds of old fears and feelings that we’ve had since childhood, some of which we are only dimly aware. The problem is that the reptilian and mammalian parts of our brains respond strongly to those old feelings, as if they were current realities. We need to work on acknowledging those outdated feelings and fears and avoid being triggered...

Our Future Has Not Been Written: Where Do We Go From Here?

Our Future Has Not Been Written: Where Do We Go From Here?Man didn’t believe he could fly – until the day he did. The four-minute mile was said to be impossible – until it wasn’t. Many thought it inconceivable to educate a blind/deaf person – until the day a determined teacher broke through her willing student’s isolation...

You Are Awesome and The World Needs Your Awesome!

You Are Awesome and The World Needs Your Awesome!Everyone has their own unique awesomeness. You just have to find out what yours is and be authentic and everything in life will fall into place, right? I've been hearing that one for years too. And let me tell you, it can feel frustrating as all heck to wonder "What is MY awesome?".

Living Impeccably: This Present Moment Is Our Gift To The Universal Self

Living Impeccably: This Present Moment Is Our Gift To The Universal SelfThe consciousness we develop in ourselves in each lifetime extends beyond the physical body. It exists prior to being born and after we die. Therefore, our obligation is to live the truth encoded in us to the best of our ability, and our contribution is to evolve our individual consciousness in a way that uplifts humanity’s collective consciousness.

The Heart Begins to Heal: Emotional Healing and The Healing Process

The Heart Begins to Heal: Emotional Healing and The Healing ProcessFor most people, emotional healing is an on-going process and occurs gradually over time. We go through a process of recognising and removing layers of programming and false beliefs that have built up over the years. Over the years I have observed two main types of healing that takes place: specific healing and deeper healing.

Seek and Ye Shall Not Find: Getting "That" Will Make Me Happy

Seek and Ye Shall Not Find: Getting "That" Will Make Me HappyWe tend to get focused on the “one thing” that will bring us happiness—usually it is a possession, a relationship, or some experience like a trip to Hawaii or a raise. This is not to say these are not good things, but the happiness quotient simply doesn’t last, so we move our attention, our focus, onto another...

Overcoming Great Obstacles While Remaining Zen

Overcoming Great Obstacles While Remaining ZenThose who know me can vouch that they have no clear idea how I have survived through so many hardships and obstacles and still smile today, and some even ask me what kind of magic pill I take to maintain such a Zen state.

Allowing Your Soul to Stand at the Helm and Guide Your Destiny

soul at helmSoul nourishment brings true value of life. You can wander from your soul’s path, but you cannot lose it. Even the apparent detours are a part of the journey to your true destination. What seems to be an oversleeping that misses one appointment is really an awakening to keep your true appointment.

What Is Your Spiritual Purpose? A Secret Truly Worth Discovering

What Is Your Spiritual Purpose? A Secret Truly Worth DiscoveringIf there is one secret truly worth discovering, it is not the secret of the law of attraction. It is the secret of Spirit. True, the law of attraction can bring you whatever you want in life, but it won't necessarily bring you what is good for you. Only Spirit understands what you really need and why you are here.

The Magic of Your Life Currency: Love, Nurture, and Protect Your Energy

The Magic of Your Life Currency: Love, Nurture, and Protect Your EnergyMost people never think about how they spend their energy, and at the end of the day they haven’t managed their energy and have run out. They don’t have any left to do the extra things they want to do. One of the most important things you can do every day is make sure you guard your...

Embarking On A Maiden Voyage Is Scary

Embarking On A Maiden Voyage Is ScaryI want to share with you a quick insight and offer encouragement to you if you've ever considered doing something a little risky before. Last night I taught my first art class. What I want you to know is that this is embarking way out of my comfort zone. It is a place I have never ventured to go before now. Uncharted waters, me at the helm...

Would You Call Yourself A Replica or A Rebel?

Would You Call Yourself A Replica or A Rebel? Your truth cannot have an effect if it goes unspoken, or if not acted upon. Where would we be if people did not question systems? Where would we be if people such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Einstein, John Lennon, and Jesus did not speak and live their truth?

Pursuing Happiness Is Mostly a Matter of Surviving Well Together

Pursuing Happiness Is Mostly a Matter of Surviving Well TogetherUnderstandings of happiness are shifting. More and more research is finding that we cannot spend our way to happiness. Increasing incomes do not necessarily lead to increasing happiness. Even in a country such as China, average incomes have increased fourfold since the 1990s while life satisfaction has decreased over the same period.

Change Your Life for the Better by Living One Day at a Time

Change Your Life for the Better by Living One Day at a TimeFrom this day forward you will endeavor to live just one day at a time. Yes, it’s as simple as that. No marathon to run, no lengthy report to write, no heavy-duty physical exercise (unless you want to, of course!). All that is required of you is to live today fully, as if it were your first day and your last.

How Many Miracles Do You Get?

How Many Miracles Do You Get?A coaching client reported that years ago when she became pregnant, her doctors told her that the baby would not survive. She and her husband prayed fervently for the child’s well-being, and the baby was born healthy and went on to live a happy life. Since that time she had a few miscarriages, and now the couple very much wants another child. “Do you think we each get a certain allotment of miracles, and when we use it up, we get no more?” she asked.

Seven Steps to Make Peace with the Suicide of a Loved One

Seven Steps to Make Peace with the Suicide of a Loved OneSuicide can be a plea for help, a response to mental illness, or the last gasp of despair. Suicide can also be an impulsive mistake, a planned ending of life, or the ultimate act of rage. Whatever the cause, suicide turns worlds upside-down. This seven-step method can assist you in finding your way out of the rabbit hole of devastation...

Keeping Your Vibrations High to Navigate Through Life

Keep Your Vibrations High to Navigate Through LifeYou must be vigilant about maintaining your vibration at a high enough level to enable you to navigate through life more purposefully, authentically, and, most importantly, safely. You will attract whatever you imagine, so to be mindful of the frequencies you are focusing on.

How to Have a Love Affair with Life

How to Have a Love Affair with LifeLife should be a grand, majestic affair -- the good, the bad, and the indifferent. If one day is a misery, be miserable. If you're "in the pits" one day, don't take it out on everybody else. Feel it, taste it, exude it. Don't bitch at your friends. If life is lousy one day, it will be great another day. That's beginner's mind.

Why We Should Get Three-day Weekends All The Time

Why We Should Get Three-day Weekends All The TimeAs we approach the August bank holiday and a three-day weekend, it is worth reassessing the amount of time we devote to work. What if all weekends could last for three or even four days?

What Motivates Your Choice of the World You Prefer?

What Motivates Your Choice of The World You Prefer?The reasons for our choices prevail at a level below our conscious mind. Every living thing does what it believes will bring it the greatest reward. The rub, in human terms, is that quite often the reward we perceive is not in our best interest.

The Happiness We Think Elusive Is Right Under Our Noses

The Happiness We Think Elusive Is Right Under Our NosesTo experience happiness in our daily lives does not mean hiding our heads in the sand. It’s not about feeling absolutely wonderful all the livelong day. We’re meant to feel bad as well as good—the part of our brains that experiences fear, worry, sorrow, and anger is there to protect us from danger and spur us into action.

The Defining Moment: The Confidence To Change

The Defining Moment: The Confidence To ChangeMy life was spinning out of control. I hated myself. I hated life. I hated people. My life was going nowhere. My childhood thoughts — I'm stupid, I'm not good enough, I'm not loved, and it's wrong to express myself — had contaminated my adult life and were crippling me by hindering my confidence, true potential, and success...

Strategies to Help You Eliminate Your Subconscious Fear-Based Beliefs

Four Strategies to Help You Eliminate Your Subconscious Fear-Based BeliefsThis is one of the first strategies I adopted before I started meditating and understood what mindfulness was. I wanted to find a way of controlling my fear-based thoughts and behaviours to minimize my emotional reactions. I established the following mantras, which I used whenever I felt the slightest hint of irritation or upset...

Nurturing Your Emotional Self into a Creative, Joyful Power

Nurturing Your Emotional Self into a Creative, Joyful PowerYour Emotional Self is a source of magical possibilities. It needs loving attention; when it receives that it flowers, releasing a childlike perfume of warmth and playfulness. What follows are five ways to attend to our Emotional Self and nurture it into a creative, joyful power.

How to Make Your Life Work by Changing Your Programming

How to Make Your Life Work by Changing Your ProgrammingOur childhood programming often keeps us from making our life work. How can we create happiness in our life? Making your life work means freeing yourself from your ego and rational mind that have kept you trapped in playing out the security, sensation, and power demands that you programmed into your big-computer during the first few years of your life.

Against All Odds … Hanging on to Hope

Against All Odds … Hanging on to HopeIn the 2000 movie, Where the Heart Is, seventeen year old Novalee Nation (played by Natalie Portman), while crossing the country in search of a new life, is abandoned by her loser boyfriend at a small town Walmart store. Last week, Joyce and I witnessed an eerily similar story...

Can We Talk About the Dark Side for a Minute?

Can We Talk About the Dark Side for a Minute? (artwork by Sarah Love)I tried not to write this. Really, I did. But some things just won't leave you alone and I think it's a crucial step in the Love Revolution... So here it is. I'm just gonna tell it like I see it. There's some serious sh*t going down on planet Earth right now. You feel it. I feel it. We all feel it...

Are You Fighting for Your Dreams or Killing Them Softly?

Are You Fighting for Your Dreams or Killing Them Softly?The Universe is merely an echo of our desires, regardless of whether they are constructive or destructive ones. Some people sometimes want things that in the end won’t truly help them. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

Can We Love Happiness Or Do We Then Risk More Sadness?

Can We Love Happiness Or Do We Then Risk More Sadness?To pose the question of whether we can love happiness in today’s world feels a bit like asking whether the Pope is Catholic. Most of us believe we not only can love happiness, but that we should! Unfortunately, it is this very love of happiness that is leading many of us to experience more sadness.

Rewriting the Script: I Give Myself Permission...

give myself permissionHow many times have you made a decision to change something in your life and then found yourself slipping off the path you had chosen? Have you found yourself repeating past behavior even though the higher side of your consciousness knew better than to be caught in that same old trap? Is it that you were insincere in your choice or rather that you stumbled on old programming?

Happiness Is An Illusion, Here's Why You Should Seek Contentment Instead

Happiness Is An Illusion, Here's Why You Should Seek Contentment InsteadThey met at a party; it was love at first sight just like one reads about in romantic novels. They married following an exhilarating courtship, and since they shared an eagerness to raise a family, Jennifer soon announced the joyful news of her pregnancy. They called their baby Annie after Adam’s late mother.

Aligning with Life and Living Within the Cycles

Aligning with Life and Living Within the CyclesFor most of my childhood, one of my favorite sayings was “It’s not fair!” As an adult, I continued to believe life should go the way I wanted it to go. When I couldn’t control the external world, I tried to make things better by transferring the sense of “Life isn’t right when . . .” to “I’m not right unless . . .”

Are You Part of My Tribe? The Intelligence of Pattern Recognition

Are You Part of My Tribe? The Intelligence of Pattern RecognitionJust noticing the pattern, the way in which we are similar and are connected, can bring healing, strengthen the function of your brain, and help you to be more adaptable and intelligent. What do you see when you look at the people around you?

Healing the Shadows: Love is the Only Gift Worth Giving

Healing the Shadows: Love is the Only Gift Worth GivingOne after another sat next to me and just slipped into my arms. Nothing needed to be said. We just looked into each other’s eyes and shared the common sadness. I needed only to love; they needed only to be loved.

The Heroine's Journey: Wounds as a Source of Strength and Wisdom

Our Wounds Can Be Our Greatest Source Of StrengthWhen we think of the word wound, we usually do not asso­ciate it with sources of wisdom or personal power, but your wounds can reveal great knowledge and self-understanding. When you have experienced suffering that splits you open, you have the opportunity to understand the true meaning of the heart of compassion for yourself and for others in your life.

Two Kinds of Feedback To Give When Someone Is Changing Their Behavior

Two Kinds of Feedback To Give When Someone Is Changing Their Behavior How do you encourage other people when they are changing their behavior? Chances are you want to be supportive, so you focus on saying positive things to people. And that can be great. But there are several potential problems that lurk when you give feedback to others.

What is Real? What is Reality?

Over the years, I have read many wonderful books on the subjects of spirituality, philosophy, and personal growth. These books usually paint a beautiful and inspiring picture of reality.  But often, after the inspiration of the book had faded, I found myself asking, "Wouldn't it be wonderful if reality were like that?"

We're All in Customer Service

We're All in Customer ServiceI was speaking to a friend who is the head of a customer service department. She tells everyone in the company, whether they work in the warehouse, in accounting, or wherever, that everyone in the company is in customer service. As I reflected on her words later, I realized that her sentence "we're all in customer service" had much more further reaching...

Using Intentions to Reset Your Mindset in Ten Minutes a Day

Using Intentions to Reset Your Mindset in Ten Minutes a DayWhen I first started using intentions, I did so because they felt good. They were positive, uplifting, and shifted my perspective to one that was more open. It wasn’t until I started exploring neurolinguistic programing as part of my life-coaching education that I realized what I was doing was conditioning these beliefs to who I was.

How You Can Discover Your Mission in Life

How Can You Discover Your Mission in Life?What's important is that you challenge yourself in something, it doesn't matter what. Then by making consistent effort, the direction you should take will open up before you naturally. It's important, therefore, to have the courage to ask yourself what you should be doing now, this very moment.

Are You Waiting for Something?

Are You Waiting for Something?The pattern I have seen repeated both in myself and in others around me is the sleeping beauty/frog prince complex. It consists of waiting for something or someone to deliver us from whatever situation we have gotten ourselves into.

Expressing your Emotions through Art

Express your Emotions through ArtEmotions are invisible. We can't see them directly with our normal vision. Rather, we feel them in our bodies. As for detecting other people's emotions, you know by the signs. Even when no words are spoken, you often know what's going on inside another person.

I Have Eraser Power: I Can Just Say No!

Eraser Power: Just Say No!There is a magic word that can remove from existence any unhappy condition of mind, body, and affairs. This tiny word is power-packed and should be used instantly to negate any seeming evil thought, word, or appearance before it can establish a foothold in consciousness.

You Have To Be Willing to Believe

You Have To Be Willing to BelieveFirst you have to believe! Unfortunately many of us believe in the “wrong outcome”, as evidenced by the bumper sticker, “shit happens”. We believe in the inevitability of problems and struggle, but not in the inevitability of success and happy outcomes.

Spiritual Funk: Untethered & Free Falling Surrender to the Process

surrender to the processEver felt like you were falling through space? Everything that held you and tethered you has disappeared and evaporated. What is a free-falling, spiritually-inclined person to do? Pull off the galactic highway and take a little snooze or hitch a ride on a screaming meteor? There might be another way...

Will Winning The Lottery Bring You Long-Term Happiness?

Will Winning The Lottery Really Bring You Happiness?A British couple (David and Kathleen Long from Scunthorpe) beat unbelievable odds of 283-billion-to-one to win a second £1m prize on the EuroMillions lottery. Many of us dream about winning large life-changing amounts of money on games like Lotto. But does winning huge sums of money makes us happier and healthier?

Reset Your Life! Ask Yourself What Makes You Come Alive

Reset Your Life! Ask Yourself What Makes You Come AliveI know I’m not the only person who’s lived through tough times. I know that you, like me, have experienced your fair share of dreams, hopes, and disappointments. But I also know that you are committed to creating your best life. And I can help. I’ll share with you how I pushed the reset button on my life and take you through the steps so that you can too.

What is the Solution to our 84th Problem?

84th problem 3 15We all have the deep-seated belief that if we practice long and hard enough, our problems will disappear. And beneath that hidden belief lies an even deeper one: that life should be free from pain. But, we will always have difficulties. We will always have eighty-three problems.

Practicing the Six Perfections on The Path to Bliss

Practicing the Six Perfections on The Path to BlissThe first among the six perfections is generosity. Generosity is of three types: giving material aid, giving dharma, and protecting from fear. 'Giving dharma' refers to the giving of teachings to other sentient beings out of the pure motivation to benefit them. Giving away one's own possessions without even the slightest touch of miserliness...

Introvert or Extrovert? Normal or Abnormal? The Problem with Personality Types

Introvert or Extrovert? Normal or Abnormal? The Problem with Personality TypesThe idea that people can be classified into types has a long history. Writing 23 centuries ago, the Greek philosopher Theophrastus sketched 30 characters that are instantly recognisable to this day. They include the chatterbox, the back-biter, the ungrateful grumbler, the penny-pincher and the patron of rascals.

Widening Your World Can Be A Daunting Task

Widening Your World Can Be A Daunting TaskWhen you open your life to the rest of our world, it can be daunting. It is easy to become hypersensitive to the violence and suffering around us. Maybe you cannot tolerate the extreme violence of many movies and TV shows, or even the news reports on the radio. Emotions may run high on all accounts.

Knowing What You Value and What Matters to You

Knowing What You Value and What Matters to YouValues are simply your ideals and your beliefs about what matters to you and what will make your life the best it can be. Even if you choose to do something that feels unpleasant, if you examine the situation closely, you will see that your choice likely stems from your desire to live in accordance with your values.

In Pursuit of Happiness, Why Some Pain Helps Us Feel Pleasure

In Pursuit of Happiness, Why Some Pain Helps Us Feel PleasureThe idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different. Pleasure alone cannot not make us happy. Aldous Huxley recognised the possibility that endless pleasure may actually lead to dystopian societies in his 1932 novel Brave New World. Although the idea of endless pleasure seems idyllic...

Whatever Spirit Wants, Spirit Gets

Whatever Spirit Wants, Spirit GetsYou don’t need to manufacture success alone. You are in partnership with the Intelligence and Love that guides the entire Universe. Great events are not random. They are a part of a divine design.

Been Adding Stress to Your Life? It's Time to Make Some Changes

Adding Stress to Your Life?A certain amount of stress occurs in everyone's life. We are all here to grow, and because we are all growing, we will experience stress. We all have challenges. Challenges will differ depending on who and where we are on our path.

How to Unlearn Old Patterns and Transform Your Life

How to Unlearn Old Patterns and Transform Your LifeChange is such a big ambiguous word. There are thousands of titles of books that offer you the opportunity to change. Change your mind. Change your body. Change your relationship. Change your soul. But is change what we really seek?

Accepting, Honoring, & Channeling Your Emotions

Accepting, Honoring, & Channeling Your Emotions

We have learned to repress our emotions, or to blatantly "dump" them on others. Often, our strong emotions make us lash out and blame others for our feelings. There is an alternative, that not only heals you but empowers you.

Grand Identity Theft: Who Are You Really?

grand identity theftGrand theft identity began soon after you arrived on earth. Parents, teachers, siblings, clergy, and authority figures told you that you are inept, insignificant, ugly, unworthy, and sinful, and that the world is a menacing place with threats and danger at every turn. Over time you began to believe these terrible lies...

A New Beginning: Doing Things Differently

A New Beginning: Doing Things Differently

What many people don’t realize is that in the journey of life we can head in only two directions: toward well-being and away from it. Your emotions indicate where you are going. If you are feeling bad, it means you’re thinking thoughts that are taking you away from well-being and moving you toward distress.

Being A Chronic Overachiever: I Had No Idea What It Would Cost

Being A Chronic Overachiever: I Had No Idea What It Would CostMy strongest memories of my father are of him leaving for work. There was something important about the ritual of him preparing for work. He was off to do important things. He was off to do business, to work, to provide for us. If his leaving in the morning was an important ritual, waiting for Dad to come home had an air of expectation. Did he have a good day? Or a bad one?

What Is Your Life Purpose Now? Finding Meaning In Your Life

What Is Your Life Purpose Now? Finding Meaning In Your LifeSometimes we may feel as if we haven't discovered our purpose. However, each moment brings with it a new purpose, right now in the moment. Zen sword master Taisen Deshimaru reminded his students, “Be happy here and now or you never will be.” And writer Margaret Bonanno points out, “It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a..."

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