Tag: change your life

Loving and Leaving Your Inner Victim

What does it mean to be empowered? A wonderful teacher of mine, Alisa Starkweather, taught me that to be empowered means to know that you have a choice. I think…

Overcoming Your Defenses

It’s a part of our human experience to have defenses—though quite frequently, these defenses create problems for us. They change what we are able to get out of our relationships…

The Wisdom and Distraction of Pleasure

Pleasure gets limited airtime in the personal development world. We talk about happiness, fulfillment, and other positive states, but pleasure somehow feels a bit more challenging to engage with. It…

18 Ways To Avoid Family Stress During The Holidays

There is something both comforting and beautiful about the end of the year rituals of our holiday celebrations. No matter what you choose to celebrate, each year we return to…

6 Ways To Cultivate Gratitude

Gratitude and appreciation are two powerful weapons we can use against depression and anxiety. In fact, Dan Baker writes in his book, What Happy People Know, that it is impossible…

Are You On Your Edge?

Last weekend I went to see my son at college. It was great. There is nothing like a bunch of 18 year olds to get you to reflect about what…

“What Did You Just Say?” :: Language Creates Reality

While many of us subconsciously believe that we use language to objectively represent reality, the research says otherwise. The research supports the idea that language creates reality. In other words,…