type D

Type D Personality and Microbes

I recently wrote a blog post about how we all have these parasitic microbes living inside of us that help us to live healthy lives. In it, I said that have to help keep these little critters alive so that they can help us digest food, sleep, have a stable mood, and do tons of […]

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Am I Possessed by Aliens?

Have you ever done something out of character and thought, “Am I possessed by aliens?” Do you really want to do something, but no matter how much you want it, and know how good it will be for you, you just can’t do it? It just feels like you aren’t in control of your own […]

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Cultivate a Work Ethic

One of the most harmful ideas promoted in the 90s was “Follow Your Bliss.” It makes it seem like happiness is the reason for living and if your work doesn’t make you happy, you’re failing. You’re in the wrong job. You’re missing out. Maybe you’re even a sap for degrading yourself and settling for less. […]

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Be a Fool

If you’re like me, you’ve heard the words, “Don’t be a fool” over and over throughout your life. I’m going to say something different now. “Be a fool!” Yes! An archetypal Fool. Another name for the Hero’s Journey is the Fool’s Journey. Why? Because you don’t end up the hero, but the Fool. Being a Fool […]

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Practicing Sovereignty

In the “home of the free and the brave,” sovereignty isn’t something we often think about. It’s something we take for granted. We go about our day knowing that it’s okay for us to wear what we want to wear, work for whomever wants to hire us, and marry whomever we want. But sovereignty is […]

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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” […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]