A garden delights every sense – the whirring of hummingbirds among the lavender plants, the feel of rich, soft dirt between our fingers, bright colors of ripening fruit in the orchard, the taste of a freshly picked tomato. And yet, true garden lovers know that the...read more
People are often shocked to discover they are empathic. They simply never questioned their ability to sense what is going on inside others, or their innate ability to take care of those around them. The empath’s natural compassion, generosity, and caring are wonderful...read more
Recently, I was at a conference where the speaker started out by asking participants: “Are you fun to live with?” Her question was met with shock, then self-conscious laughter as she explained that if you do not value the importance of play and having fun in your...read more
We all have one – that inner critic that spews forth endless criticism, judgment or disapproval about our efforts. It might lead with critical questions like “what were you thinking?” or self-blame like “what’s wrong with you?” or “you’re such a loser!” And since our...read more
Want to get enlightened fast? Here’s a reality check: True enlightenment is not going to happen fast; if it does, it is not authentic. True, authentic spirituality is a slow, organic process of growth. It follows a cyclical rhythm, the way life flows through seasons...read more
Deep beneath the social masks and happy faces we present to the outer world, lurks a hidden shadow: an angry, wounded, fragmented or isolated part of us that we tend to bury or ignore. Integrating the shadow is essential for a balanced life. The shadow compounds all...read more
Cognitive dissonance is the discomfort of self-image colliding with reality. Such collisions are inevitable, as self-image tends to be based on values - what is most important to you - while reality tends to be created around behavioral choices, expectations and...read more
The power of our minds can be harnessed to empower us. It can also sabotage our best intentions. Here are seven lies we commonly tell ourselves to indulge or to hide the truth from ourselves. To live our best lives, it is essential to recognize these self-sabotage...read more
We measure time, stretch time, lose time, kill time, and still never have enough time! In the process, we actually lose touch with the events of life that hold true meaning. There is a way to uncouple from the struggle to control time, and to start living in the wonder of each moment. Here’s how…read more
Human beings are strange and miraculous creatures. From our first moment in life we hurtle toward uniqueness and individuation. We seek it out individuation at all cost, yet this sense of individuation comes at a price: for every door we step through, any number of...read more
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