Tag: authenticity

Sssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhh

This was going to be a post about JFM‘s (Just for Me’s, The Opposite of Burnout, p 28), the pleasant little treats we can give ourselves every day to restore and reinvent ourselves like: a break bright lipcolor watching the

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Discovering I am Enough

Let’s Be Here Now, beginning with NOW. Oops, there it goes. Okay, THIS Now. Now, this Now…and this, and this, and this. Now shifts into another and another and another. Now is infinitely fleeting, morphing into the next and the

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The Guaranteed Way to Change Your Life (the “Moving In the Direction of” Principle)

The gap between what you want (deeper relationship, smaller body, more money, whatever) and what you have (well, you know what you have) can seem ENORMOUS! And this makes me sooooo excited. That big gap says so much about you.

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Holidays Don’t Have to Suck

The Norman Rockwell image of Christmas is crap, at least in my experience. The idea that people can set aside their anger, pain and unresolved trauma is unrealistic. It’s a setup for disappointment. And, swinging the pendulum in the other

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Our Struggle to Be True

Authenticity is a fine edge. I know that my best self is self-restrained and magnanimous, merciful and forbearing, courageous. I like showing you that part of me. In each moment I am working hard to make choices that “move toward”

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Meanest One of All?

All this meanness, where’s it coming from? It’s in the news, the grocery store, the roadways, the sidewalks, and (especially) social media. Putting my attention on this lately has revealed another voice of meanness: the one inside my head. It’s

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Claim Your True Power

You are energy. I am energy. Everything is energy, and all energies are intertwined. I know this might sound a little crazy, but I want you to know this is your reality. Once get this, you can begin to claim

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The Trouble with Talk

Not all talk contributes to solution. In fact, even the most well-intentioned communication can make things worse. Words are that powerful. They can assault or assuage, entrench or enlighten, hurt or heal. Before you lock-n-load your word weapon, consider… When

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How Will I Know When I’ve Been Successful?

I’ve been working with this question for weeks. It’s a toughy. I know it’s an important question for me to answer because my tendency has been to stay too long. Lacking clarity on what I can contribute or achieve, I

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Bringing True You Into the Conversation

I was teaching a class how to communicate to relate, not manipulate. We were at the part about honoring our emotions when a woman in the back raised her hand and timidly said, “But if I told them how I

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