Living a Debt Free Life

If you want to live well, it’s beneficial to cultivate a debt free life. Debt happens in a few ways. You arrange to accept something now in exchange for repayment later – usually at a higher price. Someone gives you something of value, and you have not given something in exchange. This may not be […]

You Might Have Rigid Boundaries If…

I’ve posted a lot about boundaries lately that focus on establishing barriers between oneself and others. As with most things, you can either have too little or too much. In this article, we will focus on what it looks like to have boundaries that are too rigid. Boundaries are learned. If we don’t learn how […]

Four Things that Create a Luscious Life

Mindfulness is a practice that brings peace, centeredness, and acceptance to whatever is going on in your life. This open up a river of other things like calm, strength, resilience, courage, passion, and so many more things that create a luscious life. Reality is all about perspective after all. I’ve blogged a lot about mindfulness. […]

Don’t Be a Wounded Healer

There is a lot of confusion about the Healer Archetype. Some think that it’s a life path. They think of themselves as wounded healers and use that as fuel to understand and tend to the suffering of others. The Healer is not that. Archetypal energy belongs to all people, not a select few. Some feel […]

Life’s Messy. Get Out and Live It.

One day while hiking on the Appalachian Trail, I passed a family that was just starting on the trail. The little girl was grumbling about how scary it was out there on the brightly lit, well traveled outdoors. She was being dragged up the path and let everyone know that she was not enjoying the […]

Twelve Ways to Raise Your Vibration

Everything vibrates at a different frequency. Everything has its own healthy frequency. When your body’s frequency is lower than optimal, you can feel dark, moody, stuck, irritable, and unproductive. This shows up in your outer world as sadness, lack of aliveness, love, and opportunity. It can bring a feeling of not being your true self. […]

If You Want Better Self Esteem, Lose Your Self Importance

If you want better self esteem, lose your sense of self importance. That might sound contradictory, so hear me out. Self esteem is your own sense of worthiness that comes from within. Although this belief may be outwardly validated, it doesn’t come from others. It comes from the confidence in your own ability and goodness. […]

Understanding Personal Boundaries

Imagine living in a high rise apartment building where most of the people’s flats have no doors or windows. Some have doors, but the locks are broken. Consequently, things get moved, taken, eaten, and used without permission. People can come in and watch your private business. You can see and hear what goes on in […]

Are You A Functional Wounded Child?

What’s a functional wounded child, you say? Well, have you heard of a functional alcoholic? This is a person who is addicted to alcohol but is able to hide it by appearing to be able to do what needs to be done in life. A functional wounded child is much the same. This person may […]

Skills to Keep Your Holidays Jolly

Do holidays make you anxious? Do you feel pressure to please people? No worries. Here are some skills to keep your holidays jolly. Ask For What You Want If you don’t specifically ask for what you want, you’re not likely to get it. Even the best mind reader doesn’t anticipate correctly every time. What seems […]