Have you become pinned beneath the boulder of your own reputation?

This is not an original thought but then if you read BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert you will realize that two or more of us can in fact have the same thought/discovery what scientists call multiple discovery – a term used whenever two or more scientists in different parts of the world come up withContinue reading “Have you become pinned beneath the boulder of your own reputation?”

There is Pain in the Present but will there be the Same Pain in Your Future?

You probably have realized this by now – you cannot “spin” your way out of a bad situation. You can’t just tell a better story about how things are, and then hope that life will take the shape of your thoughts. Life doesn’t work that way. I know many might think I’m flying in theContinue reading “There is Pain in the Present but will there be the Same Pain in Your Future?”

Practice Asking: “What if…?”

I used to think…w I used to think when I was much younger that I was lucky. I also remember having big, bold, audacious dreams. Then…as time passed…my dream circle shrank in size. I became afraid to let my mind expand. I cut off the blood supply to my imagination and entered a room withContinue reading “Practice Asking: “What if…?””

Let Down that Heavy Load

As I pry my fingers off of all the hurt I’ve been carrying…some from perhaps when I was maybe two or three…the actual chain of events…vague…but the pain…raw and real…I’m thinking that we can only let go when we learn. I’m not suggesting painstakingly rehashing events. What I am suggesting is that we let ourContinue reading “Let Down that Heavy Load”

What Happens When We Ignore Messages?

I’m not talking about voice mail messages, or email messages. I am referring to pain in our bodies that can be physical but are often emotional. Whenever we are in pain, we are quick to self-medicate. We want the pain to go away…QUICKLY! We don’t want to deal with it. A friend of mine, goingContinue reading “What Happens When We Ignore Messages?”

What Motivates You?

I love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Growing up my mom made bread. I loved the bread. I didn’t like the crust. I saw my friends bring their sandwiches to school crust-less. Not in my home. You HAD to eat the crust. So I devised a method of eating the crust first…all the way aroundContinue reading “What Motivates You?”

What is Your Amazing Unfathomable Gift?

THE quest to find one’s purpose is exhausting. I know because for a long time I was not only exhausted but frustrated trying to find mine. It seemed everyone else on planet earth had found theirs except me. But then as I talked to more and more people, I realized that I had PLENTY company. In lookingContinue reading “What is Your Amazing Unfathomable Gift?”

Is Your Procrastination Habit at a Crisis Point?

You know you’re in trouble when you wear your habit of procrastinating like a badge – “I don’t know…it’s just who I am…I am a procrastinator.” You go on to further explain “I just LOVE the adrenaline rush of a deadline fast approaching. I spend two sleepless nights and I get the task done –Continue reading “Is Your Procrastination Habit at a Crisis Point?”

Despite Your Demons – Use Your Gifts!

None of us are without demons. I am not talking about ghosts, goblins or the minions of Satan and I am not arguing whether these are real or not. I am talking simply about the demons of our minds. In her book ‘Feeding Your Demons’, Tsultrim Allione defines demons this way: “Our demons are ourContinue reading “Despite Your Demons – Use Your Gifts!”

Expected Pain vs. Unwelcome Pain

Today I was certain which came first. First I had the egg and then a couple of hours later – pain reared its head – searing blinding pain. I didn’t know if I was going or coming. Every time I thought “OK, it’s over” a new wave of pain ensued. Of course when I setContinue reading “Expected Pain vs. Unwelcome Pain”