Taking Radical Responsibility for Our Lives

May 9th, 2017

If we don’t own our stuff, we will never see our disempowered pattern nor will we grow and experience a better future.  As Buddha says, “Enlightenment comes from awareness.” In order for us to grow, we must first become aware. I remember clearly the day I took radical personal responsibility for my life. It was about 7 years ago. I sto... Read More

Why Recognizing the Common Theme in Your Failed Relationships Will Change Your Life

February 13th, 2017

The days, weeks and months post break-up are the most important part of our recovery process. Why? Because it is the time we are the most raw and do the most reflecting. During this time, we tend to replay conversations and scenarios in our head and examine all aspects of the relationship. It is also the time we tend to assign blame to our ex and... Read More

The Healing Power of Engaged Listening

February 4th, 2017

Last weekend I was walking in the grocery store when I heard a patron ask how a store employee was doing. The employee’s response was, “I’m fine. No use complaining because no wants to listen anyway.” At this point he was walking by me and I said with a big smile, “I’ll listen to you!”  He laughed, made a few jokes and continued wa... Read More

The First Step to Empowerment is Always the Hardest

September 29th, 2016

The first step to healing is the hardest one. It is the time we feel the most afraid. It’s the time we have decided that we don’t want to live as we have been living, but are unsure what to do.  We feel confused because we thought we knew what we were doing, but entertain the notion that maybe we don’t. We frighten ourselves by thinking... Read More

Why Receiving Compliments Can Be Difficult- A Collaborative Column

July 10th, 2016

 Kristen Brown In my 20’s, my “I suck” wound (unworthiness) was so big I could hardly look in the mirror because all I saw were my flaws – flaws I noticed myself and flaws that had been pointed out to me by others. No matter how wholeheartedly a compliment was given, it felt fake and untrue to me. Although I’d say “thank you” to be ... Read More

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