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Traveling into 2018

Image by Pinterest “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” C.S. Lewis This image was a perfect start to discuss “forward movement”- my VW motif to take you for a ride into your journey!As you enter a new year, ask yourself what luggage are you taking with you into 2018? And which pieces no longer serve your journey?...

The Process of Loss and Grief

image by John Hain “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom” - Rumi Grief is such a personal thing. I have experienced the “aftermath” of grief as sharp yet tender …penetrating...

To Be Conscious or Not

Palace of Diocletian by Sandra Rojo Many humanistic and existential theorists supported the importance of human beings as having the consciousness to choose for himself/herself.  Think about it: the individual’s freedom to choose their life by discovering their unique authenticity within the framework of life around them. That’s you! And so, the question...

Intellect Versus Emotion

The very essence of authentic living is “living a rewarding and fulfilling life”, however, many of us are severely hampered on a daily basis as we endeavor to process and properly manage our emotional needs.  Many years ago I was introduced to the concept of I/E, Intellect over Emotion.  Many people subscribe...

Ambivalence

image by Pierre Bouillot I believe that we are all are born to be brave.  From the moment we come out from our mother’s womb, we were brave. The first steps we took as toddlers, we were brave. Going to kindergarten, meeting new friends, learning arithmetic and experiencing our bodies through puberty,...

Family Ties

Image by Tim Marshall A cousin of mine called me the other day and she was clearly upset with an aunt of ours. She needed to vent about the aunt’s negative behavior. And as I listened, it’s always interesting to me when I find more pieces to the women in my family’s...

“Remember….” By Ysolda Dee

Image by Greg Rakozy Remember …When things are going wrong for us - who wouldn’t look for a way to fix them.It’s absolutely legitimate to look for a fix - and there are so many “experts” out there who promise you  “more positive thinking will fix your life!” or “I’ll tell you...

Allow Space to Happen

"Honor the space between no longer and not yet" - Nancy Levine ~~~~~~~Allowing space between one thing that you've let go of or no longer believe without immediately endorsing another is important for many reasons. Grabbing for something else rarely allows time for a new way of "being" to establish. Nor does it allow...

“Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!” by Sandra Rojo

image by Jaysonsolo15.devianart.com Over the years many of my clients, including my personal experience have talked about the discomfort to even painful experiences while doing DEEP personal development and spiritual work. Just because you’re on this journey doesn’t mean that all you have to do is follow the Yellow Brick road with a smile on your face and...