Don’t Stay Stuck in the If…. Then… Hamster Wheel

The theme of the week is if/then thinking. I even got caught up in it myself. “If/then” is when you say something like If this happens, then I will do that. A variation is when this happens, then I will do that. Sometimes it makes sense. “If the weather is clear, I will play volleyball” […]

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 […]

Taming Your Monkey Mind

Is your mind like a monkey jumping around here and there and never sitting still? If so, there is a way to tame your monkey mind. Why Tame Your Monkey Mind Why bother? A wild mind leads to anxiety and stress. While some people like the exciting feeling of being mentally busy or active, it’s […]

Maintaining Your Energy Body

What is the Energy Body? Everything is made of energy. The “energy body” is the invisible bubble around your physical body that forms the barrier between your energy and everything that is not your energy. It’s the container for your thoughts and feelings. It also contains your available power. Why Should You Do Energy Body […]

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 […]

What Boundaries Are Not

Is it Mercury in retrograde? Holiday stress? The full super moon? I am not sure, and I don’t suppose it matters what is causing the boundaries to be pushed. But you know what? it’s a good thing. It’s practice for strengthening them and making them healthier. You can’t fix what you can’t see. I’ve already […]