Category Archives for "Personal Growth"
“The dark does not destroy the light; it defines it. It’s our fear of the dark that casts our joy into the shadows.”~ Brené Brown # 1. Follow the 8 steps below Between February and May of this year, both of my parents passed away. It was not at all the way I had imagined […]Continue reading
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”~ Eleanor Roosevelt # 1. Practice acceptance, forgiveness, and kindness Are you hearing voices? No, […]Continue reading
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”~ May Sarton # 1. Essentialization is the key Essentialization: Moving closer to one’s essenceThe above definition came to me in a dream one night and later became the basis for my book, Portals of Peace: A Path to […]Continue reading
“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”~ Mahatma Gandhi # 1. Follow the 6 steps to joy below I feel it important to first clearly define the difference between the terms “happiness” and “joyfulness”. I believe Brene’ Brown, a shame and vulnerability researcher, speaker and author, […]Continue reading
We’ve all been there. We start out with the best of intentions to proceed toward a chosen goal and then, somewhere along the line, we lose steam. Our motivation seems to falter or we become overwhelmed by the perceived enormity of our task.But what if there was a way to kick-start your motivation and keep […]Continue reading
“Locating” Your FeelingsTo state an obvious but possibly unrecognized truth: all human emotion involves “physiological arousal, expressive behaviors, and conscious experience.” In other words, when we feel something, we may be aware that we feel it, we might do something (smile with happiness, for example, or frown with displeasure) and we will experience bodily sensations […]Continue reading
Once when I was at a networking event, I observed two well-dressed business men talking. Even though I was across the room and couldn‘t hear what they were saying, I could tell the conversation was going badly.An older man with a neat, salt-and-pepper goatee was talking and shaking his head from side to side while […]Continue reading