On the Road Again
February 22, 2016
If you fall, get back up. That's what life is about.”
- Keith Sweat
“Do not judge me for how many times I fail but for how many tines I get back up.”
- Nelson Mandela
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be...
February 15, 2016
Our brains are incredibly powerful. According to Ashley Feinberg's article An 83,000-Processor Supercomputer Can Only Match 1% of Your Brain, “You've undoubtedly heard over and over again about what an absurdly complex entity the human brain is. But a new breakthrough by Japanese...
Freedom from Ambivalence
February 8, 2016
I used to be tortured by ambivalence. One part of me wanted to take action. Another part stopped me, concerned that someone would not like it, that I would make a mistake, that it wouldn't work, or the like. It was horrible.
The tipping point, or at least the beginning of a new trajectory,...
You Might as Well Make it Count
February 1, 2016
Like it or not, we human beings talk to ourselves all the time. Sadly, this self-talk is often negative. We seem to believe en mass that the stick is a better motivator than the carrot. Research, on the other hand, says differently. When children (and grown ups) are praised for the effort they...
Turning Frogs into Princes and Princesses
January 25, 2016
One of the most difficult, but most important, gifts we can give ourselves is to have the courage to look at our 'shadow' sides. If we shine light onto our traitor characters, find out what they are protecting us from, and then find a way to negotiate with them, we can then turn them into...
Some Surprising Roots of your Traitors
January 18, 2016
Years ago, when studying family therapy, I was struck with a passage in Carl Whitaker's book The Family Crucible in which he encourages the parents of grown children to verbally give the son 'permission' to be happier than they, the parents, were. The concept Whitaker was working with...
Making Friends with your Traitors
January 11, 2016
It seems strange to think that our traitors have a purpose other than to make our lives difficult. Strange, but true. And the purpose is generally a good one. Boil it down, and the traitor is here to protect us. Traitors are doing their best to protect us from pain that comes from feeling left...
New Years and the Traitor
January 4, 2016
The New Year is a great time to set yourself on a thriving path or make some corrections regarding the path you are already on. Hopefully your angel characters will lead the way, helping you use the looking back you did at the end of the year to create a viable vision for you for this year.
Looking Back through the Angel's Lens
December 28, 2015
Evaluation is normal. Evaluating from the perspective of a 'negativity bias' is also normal. However, though negativity bias is built into our hardwiring for survival's sake, it does not serve us to use it when looking back over the year and assessing ourselves. Looking through the...
Your Angel Coaching you Through the Holidays
December 21, 2015
The holidays are stressful for so many folks. Here are a few ways that you can use your angel to coach you throughout the holidays so you feel refreshed rather than stressed at the end.
Food and drink
For those of you who struggle with eating or drinking too much, here's a way to get your...