When You’ve Been Rejected I don’t think there is a worse feeling than the feeling of rejection. When someone has rejected you in a relationship, social group, performance group or even a job… the overwhelming message that you can receive is that you are not enough. You are not good enough...talented enough…smart enough or beautiful enough to be a
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The Importance Of Living In The Present Moment We hear a lot of talk about “living in the present moment” …but what exactly does that mean? Too often our fears and anxieties are either dragging us back to the past to rehash old mistakes and traumas… or transporting us to the future with fears of what is to come.
Is It Time To Turn The Page? As human beings we seem to have an innate fear of change. We like our routines and the security that comes with a steady paycheck, fixed address and predictable schedule. These are all good things and blessings that we need to give thanks for as they are not realities for a large
Remember This When You Are Grieving In some ways we are all in a place of grieving. Grieving is a regular part of the cycle of life. It is not only death that causes grief. The loss of anything in life needs to be properly acknowledged and space given to grieve its absence. A betrayal...the loss of a close
Embracing the Aging Process Our western culture celebrates youth and beauty like it is an accomplishment… We esteem those who fall into the perfect patterns of subjected beauty that we have set up through our media and cultural forms… We create standards of perfection that can only be fully realized through the sterilized and filtered pictures plastered on social
Wearing Busyness Like A Badge Of Honor The most common answer I receive to my general “How are you?!” greeting is, “Good, but so busy….” This seems to be the default answer to this common greeting from people from all walks of life. Whether you are a mom with small children or working in a corporate office (or both),
Is Your ‘Retail Therapy’ Helping You Or Hurting You? We have all heard of the term ‘retail therapy’. It’s the idea that when you are feeling low you should go out and buy yourself something fresh and new and it will help to cheer you up. As the saying goes “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping”!
6 Affirmations For Overwhelmed Parents Whether you currently find yourself in the middle of the toddler years…teen years or somewhere in between, navigating the role of a parent can be fraught with disharmony and conflict when there is a clash of personalities or will. As a parent, you have the best intentions and want to do whatever you can
How To Open Up Your Life To Miracles The idea that a loving and benevolent universe (or source or God) exists can be a hard concept for many to believe in…and even if they believe that such a generous power exists, it is a further leap of faith to believe this source is involved and interested in our day
5 Affirmations To Disarm Your Phobias Phobias are strange things, aren’t they? From spiders… to clowns… to flying in planes… they are very individualized, and the sufferer may not even know why the phobia exists. There is often no history of trauma regarding the item or situation in question and while some phobias can be mildly annoying, others can