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The Openness Principle in Healthy Relationships

I’m here to talk about the fundamental principles that are in healthy relationships. It’s important for us to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of what really allows us to thrive in a relationship and what really puts us off on the other path of not doing well and not being…

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There Is Nothing Wrong With You

If you have spent a great deal of time and energy trying to improve yourself in order to make life work yet have been deeply disappointed, this article is for you. We are taught to believe that there is something inherently wrong with us. We spend time trying to pinpoint these flaws, and then judge…

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Break the Cycle of Reactional Living (Meditation & Mindfulness)

The holidays are rife with obligations. As the calendar fills to the brim, you may start feeling overbooked and overwhelmed. When you get scared or are in a hurry, your mind tends to speed up. When you speed up you become disconnected from the present, or disconnected from the way things really are in any…

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That Crazy Committee in My Head (The Nature of Mind)

Most of us have examined our minds and found a rough and ragged chatter that seems endless. That crazy committee in our head is getting together for our benefit, but in the end it brings us more suffering than clarity. The mind is an incredible tool. You can balance a checkbook, figure out distance on…

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Breaking Down the Cycle of Self-hate (Gentleness/Acceptance)

Deep down, many believe that there is something inherently wrong with them. We spend time trying to pinpoint our flaws. We hate ourselves for being flawed, and attempt to eradicate our shortcomings by punishing ourselves. We act out this self-hate with a plethora of defeating behaviors which include, drugs, alcohol, over- or undereating, watching too…

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You Are Responsible for Your Own Happiness

You may feel unhappy in your current situation. Perhaps you are waiting for someone to change, believing that’s what you need in order to be happy. It is true that others impact how you feel. However, when you base your happiness on someone else’s ability to change, you may be giving up the power to…

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Not Knowing Can Help You

The great obsession of human beings is to feel like we know what is going on in our lives and, consequently, feel in control. Not knowing, on the other hand, can be scary, if not terrifying, for most of us. This unpleasant feeling drives us away from the empty space of the unknown as we…

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What is Your Story?

Most of us walk around with beliefs or “stories” about what other people think of us. A story is an assumption about what someone else thinks or feels about you that you don’t actually know to be true. “He doesn’t like me,” “She is angry at me,” or “He doesn’t think I’m good enough” are…

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