Give Yourself Permission to Relax

We live in driven times. Everything is a push, a need to accomplish many things and do them well. There is a lot to be said for working hard and putting positive efforts into the important things in your life. When you have reached your goal, it shows that you have put in the effort […]

5 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Fulfillment

Last week’s post addressed the underlying flaw in finding the perfect “balance” of work and life. Whether you call it work-life balance, fulfillment, focus, or any number of terms, what really matters is that you know the areas of concern in your life and give them attention. It is not necessary that you give them […]

3 Ways Your Words Shape Your Life

By Guest Blogger Angela Hoffman, Certified Integral Coach© Language shapes our behavior and each word we use is imbued with multitudes of personal meaning. — Dr. Andrew Newberg We have all been the recipient of powerful language from others…hurtful words, words of hope and encouragement, and commands or directives. We also know from experience that […]

To Thine Own Self Be Kind

Practicing mindfulness in your daily life is more than just being aware of your breathing and your emotions. It’s more than simply being “present-focused.” According to researcher Dr. Kristin Neff, mindfulness is one of the three aspects of self-compassion. Thus, mindfulness is part of a larger whole—and part of the noble goal of self-compassion. All […]

“Blooming” is Beautiful, But Almost Never Easy

Think, for a moment, of a flower in bloom. If you’re not allergic to pollen, you may find it a calming, pleasant thought to hold in mind. The beautiful colors of the petals and the sweet smell of the bloom are quite nice, and the symbolism of a flower in bloom may also hold some […]

Understanding and Relating to Enlightenment

Asking someone to describe an enlightened state can conjure up visions of idealistic paradises and conversations with all-knowing entities. Others may react to the request with skepticism and refute the very idea as being mystical, mythical or both. These unfortunately common outlooks are likely fueled by the way enlightenment has been portrayed in the media. […]

How did I get here?

If you were to ask a codependent how they got where they are, they probably couldn’t tell you. Sure, you can look at their past and see a cause and effect relationship between their childhood rearing and where they are today. It is very uncommon for a codependent personality to become aware of their disorder […]

You are worthy….

You is kind. You is smart. You is important. If you’ve ever seen the movie “The Help” you are familiar with the words of Aibileene Clark. “You is kind, You is smart, You is important.” spoken to the young Mae Wobley. I’ve often wondered if we all had an Aibileene in our life would co-dependency […]

50 Shades of Co-dependence

Let’s face it; you’d have to be living under a rock to avoid hearing about the soon to be released motion picture based on the book, “50 Shades of Grey”. In a nut shell this book was written several years ago and took off like wild fire, it tells the story of a young impressionable […]