Wisdom Department

How to End Your Affair With Perfectionism (And Fall in Love With Life Again)

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Are you a perfectionist? Do you have a friend who’s a perfectionist?Maybe you know someone who has to have everything perfect inside her home. Maybe you have a co-worker who drags her portion of a project because it has to be perfect. Maybe you know someone who polishes the exterior of her life over and over again because if she can make it look perfect on the outside, maybe it will feel perfect on the inside. Perfectionism seduces you into a life of ho-hum mediocrity, stunting your creative spirit. Perfectionism lulls you into a coma of the gray sameness of everyone else. Perfectionism lures you into the myth of If everything is perfect...then things won't go South...he won't leave...the children won't be a problem at school...I won't lose … [Read Full Article...]

The Upside of Listening to Your Inner Critic

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You’re doing it again. You meditate. You read personal development blogs at breakfast. You listen to Law of Attraction audio books in your car. You just know better. But you’re still letting your inner critic bully you. You’ve done a ton of mindset work and still you hear those negative … [Continue Reading...]

The Art of a Good Cry ~ and Its Benefits!

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When was the last time you had a good cry? The really good down and dirty cry? The kind of cry that gives you really good sobs at the end of it? The kind of cry that at the end it takes four or five inhales to get a complete breath in? The kind of cry that allows you to fully surrender? These … [Continue Reading...]

Secret Clutter Areas

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Have you ever had that experience where you just "feel" like things are cluttered all around you? Everywhere you look, you feel as if your space is closing in around you? Nowhere to breathe? Often clutter in our space and in our mind prevents us from working at our maximum capacity. I've been … [Continue Reading...]

How to Embrace Pain and Give Birth to Your Dreams

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Are you willing to embrace change in the face of great pain? Receiving the messages in pain – whether that pain is physical or spiritual -- is one of life’s greatest challenges, and running away from it is one of life’s greatest temptations. Stay open, and you will receive the exact insights you … [Continue Reading...]

Let Your Intuition Guide You

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We’ve all had those times when we’ve thought and thought about a decision and just can’t seem to land on the right answer. It’s as if we’re so caught up in logic, facts, and data we can’t see the proverbial trees for the forest. During those periods when you feel stuck, wait for an “aha” moment. … [Continue Reading...]

Becoming Fearless: Learning to Walk in Your Power

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2013: the Year of the Cosmic 2x4 – at least it was for me. For most of the year, I felt like Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump. The hits kept coming so fast and furiously, I finally told the Universe, “Bring it on!” And, of course, it did. Be careful what you wish for… The real revelation came when … [Continue Reading...]

An Invitation to Fearless Living

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Are you yearning for a way to live your life differently? Perhaps you are feeling unfulfilled at some level and would like more adventure and less fear? Have you considered bringing more of the explorer spirit of curiosity into your daily life? Taking an adventure of fearless living can be done! … [Continue Reading...]

Fear is Fatal: Personal Lessons from My Father’s Suicide

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Today is the 5th “deathiversary” of my father’s suicide. He was 62 years old. He was physically healthy. He loved Hawaii, vodka martinis, English pubs, telling jokes and running marathons. He loved my mom, even though they had split up 9 years earlier, after 33 years of marriage. He loved my sister, … [Continue Reading...]

This is Your Life. Are You Living It Like You Mean It?

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If you’re like most folks, you may think, “I have all these big dreams, but I never accomplish them. Maybe I don’t have anything of value to contribute to the world, and no one would care anyway.” What will it take for you to live like you mean it? If you’re like me, you may have noticed that … [Continue Reading...]

Tools for Fostering Flow

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When you fuel all aspects of yourself with love, respect, curiosity, compassion, and gratitude, your life becomes a fluid Journey to Wholeness grounded in who you are being, not what you are doing. Every breath, thought, word, and act—your very presence—fosters a generous, effortless, gracious life … [Continue Reading...]