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Inspiration and Encouragement for Your Personal Growth Journey
Stories and learnings from my own personal journey into deeper compassion, healthier relationships and nonviolent living. Please feel free to leave comments and questions on any posts; I love being in conversation with you.
I was recently listening to a woman sharing about what’s worked for her when it comes to bridging...
In my free video training, Should I Stay or Should I Go, I give you a checklist of red and green...
As I sit down to write to you this week, I don't even know where to begin. Every time I try to get...
I began thinking about the places in my life where I show up half-heartedly, instead of full-heartedly and then about those areas where I live from my full, strong, open heart.
True self-care is not about “fixing” ourselves to meet culturally defined standards of normalcy and productivity. Nor is it about numbing ourselves out with Netflix and Negronis, so that we can reluctantly pull ourselves begrudgingly through another week of work.
How do you know if all the learning, growing, therapy and healing work you’re doing is actually working? When it comes to inside stuff, how do we track our progress? What are the benefits of waking up, feeling our feelings, and learning new skills for deeper, more meaningful connections with other people? This week, I have a little checklist for you to use as a self-assessment to track your own progress.
I’ve come to appreciate the bittersweet relief and freedom that come from allowing emotional weather to pass through me, instead of getting stuck inside of me. This week, if you – also – find yourself avoiding emotions, I’m sharing a step-by-step guide to help you drop inward and feel your feelings too.
Trust is absolutely foundational to safety and love. However, when our relationships are characterized by sharing our judgments in an attempt to change and mold other people into who we need them to be, we erode safety and trust. So what makes us feel safe in our relationships?
I truly believe that we’re here on the planet to learn how to love ourselves and one another. And, simple as that sounds, I’ve also discovered that this is much more challenging than it sounds.
What does effective, nonviolent power look like? Do you ever find yourself wishing that you had a roadmap to help you navigate the complex issues of violence, inequity, and domination that currently surround us? Do you wish you had more clarity on what exactly each of us could do that would actually impact meaningful change?
The seeds and roots of these global crises start out small and personal, in our individual hearts and in each of our personal relationships. If you want to make a meaningful difference in creating a different world, let me suggest some personal growth tasks that you might want to consider taking on.
Have you found yourself wondering if you’ll ever find “your people”? I’ve been hearing about this a lot recently … People feeling deeply lonely and isolated in their primary relationships. People wondering if “their people” are out there, and if they are, where to find them. People dating and just not finding the love they’re seeking.