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UNDERSTANDING CONTROLLING RELATIONSHIPS

Controlling people use a whole arsenal of tools in order to dominate their partners— whether they or their partners realize what’s happening or not. Sometimes, the emotional manipulation is complex enough that the person who is being controlled actually believes that they themselves are the villain, or that they are extremely lucky that their controlling […]

NEW YEAR EVERY DAY

Instead of New Year resolutions, lists of goals that at a closer look prove to be lists of insults to self: too fat, too lazy, not relaxed enough, missing on things, allow yourself a daily beginners mind. Every day anew, re-born, without judgement, living every day as a new person, experiencing new situations environments, […]

THANKSGIVING

This year give thanks to your body. This is your vehicle, a part of you that does everything. Without your hands, nothing would be accomplished. Without your brain, there would be no thought. Your heart working tirelessly every second of every minute of every hour of every day of your life. And yet we […]

TIME FOR DIFFICULT KINDNESS

CIRCULARITY OF TIME

NOTES ABOUT PERFECTIONISM

Most of the clients I see will actually deny being perfectionists. They seem to feel they are not good enough to be perfectionists. Perfectionists tend to hold very high standards for themselves and their loved ones. They tend to visualize an ultimate successful outcome and excel at mobilizing all of their resources to move […]

HOLIDAY HEART CHAKRA CHECK-IN

Holidays are supposed to be a joyful family time, but for many people they are not. If before the holidays you feel the need to protect your heart, here is an exercise for you:

What are my benefits right now from keeping my heart/heart chakra closed?
What am I losing right now by keeping […]

THE WANTING EXERCISE

All we are really yearning for are internal states, and the externals (jobs, cars, houses, relationships, body weight) are just tangible, easily visualized goals (think the loud and flashy TV commercials) that we hope will deliver the internal states. There is nothing wrong with wanting a car, but it is good to have a […]

WORRIED ABOUT EXPERIENCING ANXIETY?

Worry leads to anxiety, and at some point it may be hard to stop worrying and thinking about everything that may go wrong. If you are worried about your … worries, and would like to know to what degree anxiety has become a problem in your life, complete a self-assessment questionnaire from this helpline […]

YOU ARE NOT YOUR MIND

 

The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately, it is not so much that you use your mind wrongly – you usually don’t use it at all. It uses you. This is the disease. You believe that you are your mind. […]