A Return to Innocence

I’ve made a career out of being hard on myself. I’ve been my own worst enemy and abuser, experiencing cycles that delve into darkness, shutting down and withdrawing – closing off to the world and becoming unavailable. However, I do have the ability to carry on as if nothing’s wrong and fit in – whenContinue reading “A Return to Innocence”

Self-Love: An Important Discovery

Every single judgment we have about ourselves – conscious or unconscious – diminishes any hope we have for achieving self-love.  Every single slight or negative thought detracts from reaching our goal.  We’re programmed and conditioned into believing we are never enough.  Look around.  So much pressure, stress and strain to be perfect – how canContinue reading “Self-Love: An Important Discovery”

Rekindling Creativity: Healing Stuck Feelings That Block Inspiration

I’ve heard people say they’ve received creative inspiration from various kinds of places.  At the time, I couldn’t really speak to that because I believed I had limited personal experience with creativity.  I’ve always believed and said, for better or worse, “I’m not a creative person.”  I couldn’t conceive of what being creative meant soContinue reading “Rekindling Creativity: Healing Stuck Feelings That Block Inspiration”

Facing Our Fear of the Dark

Darkness would have us believe it’s engaged in an all-out war with the light.  Is it true?  Is there actually a war going on between darkness and light?  Darkness (our own fear) would have us believe it will prevail, that it’s stronger than our light.  It uses our love against us and others by shuttingContinue reading “Facing Our Fear of the Dark”

The Inner Journey to Self Love

Wouldn’t it be nice to live without self-judgment?  It’s a bad habit. We automatically judge ourselves without realizing it.  Have we been sold a line that we’re defective?  Why isn’t self-acceptance the norm? How did we get to be so hard on ourselves?

The Body Temple – Leaving is no Longer an Option

I just returned from a 21 day trip through Peru and Bolivia. When I was deciding whether or not to book the trip, I kept thinking: I don’t want to go to Peru or Bolivia, but I kept coming back to the idea that it might be worth it since a good friend and spiritual leaderContinue reading “The Body Temple – Leaving is no Longer an Option”

How to be Free of Negative Circumstances in Your Life: Taking Self-Responsibility

No one wants to be told you’re the source of your own misery and suffering.  If you’re blaming others and circumstances for your predicaments and unhappiness, you’re missing a golden opportunity for some amazing changes and growth to take place in your life.  Misery and suffering come from within but it’s not who you areContinue reading “How to be Free of Negative Circumstances in Your Life: Taking Self-Responsibility”

Am I Selfish if I Love Myself? Uncovering the Lies and Myths of Self-Love

Some people believe it’s selfish or vain to love yourself.  You may have even heard it’s unhealthy.  This is a myth and a lie.  Many people haven’t experienced what it means to love themselves, or what it entails.  Imagine the looks you might get from people you know if you were to suddenly announce outContinue reading “Am I Selfish if I Love Myself? Uncovering the Lies and Myths of Self-Love”

Healing Negative Beliefs

Negative beliefs are very destructive to ourselves and others, mostly because we believe they’re true and identify with them when we use “I am” in front of things like being a burden, weak, not worthy, a mistake . . . It’s not true.  You’re not a burden!  Your negative thoughts are a burden – moreContinue reading “Healing Negative Beliefs”