Core Commitment #3: Choice

“It is the ability to choose which makes us human.” — Madeleine L’Engle  I used to experience life like a puppet on a string: controlled by elusive, invisible ties to external circumstances and input.  For example, if someone –...

Core Commitment #2: Compassion

One of the places I’m most likely to stall out in my own personal growth and development is where I get disabled by self-judgments.I have a pretty harsh inner critic. She has high standards, very little patience, and a scornful tone of voice. I can’t believe...

Core Commitment #1: Consciousness

Last week on the blog, we explored some core commitments that I return to regularly in my search for a more empowered and openhearted life. This week, let’s take a deeper dive into the first one: consciousness. Defining ConsciousnessI am using the word...

Befriending Your Defenses

What happens when you perceive a threat or feel hurt or triggered? Are you able to stay choiceful and conscious when your psychological and emotional defenses come powerfully online?Often people tell me some version of “I wish I didn’t get so...