Processing, digesting and metabolizing our emotions is not the same thing as just talking about them, and often just talking about them can be a way of distancing from them.
Turn enemies into allies; rage into passion, power and clarity, obstacles into opportunities, debates into dialogues, sadness into surrender
There can never be peace between nations until it is known that true peace is within the souls of men.
These days it can be hard to know what is good, what is bad, what is true, what are lies. Everything is up for re-examination. We are being called to go deeper, to question what we've been taught, to search for more universal, life-affirming principles.
Life-giving relationships make space for both people to show up fully, while encouraging us to reach for our fullest capacity and strengths.
Repeating patterns in an unhappy relationship? Three patterns to work on in yourself …
The way we show up with others, actually shapes and creates the culture that we all live in.
The more I argue against reality, the more burned out and exhausted I become, and the less energy I have to actually invest in meaningful changes and to transform things into what they could be.
Clarity and commitment to vision is a powerful force.
What we each need to be practicing on a daily basis if we want to show up as a force for good in this world…
We enhance our power in this world by increasing our integrity, our understanding and our capacity for compassion.
How we each spend our time, spend our energy, spend our attention and ultimately where we spend our money, is a powerful way of “voting” for and co-creating the landscape of our current world.
Finding the balance between unbridled, hurtful self-expression and self-silencing or avoiding conflict is an ongoing dilemma for many of us.
Connection and effectiveness don't lie in the words themselves. They lie in your energy. In your open-heartedness. In the spirit that you bring to the conversation.
Let’s set a new standard for social interactions - moving beyond our freeze responses and our snarky comebacks. Let’s clarify the intentions of others directly, and not veer away or walk around what we think is being said, what might be meant, because we are afraid of misinterpreting them.
There is nothing that harshness accomplishes that kindness can't do better.
Self judgment zaps your energy. Motivate yourself through connecting to your deeper life serving needs instead.
If we want to disentangle ourselves from our hooks, unlatch from old thorns, allow our tender hearts to bloom and grown, we need to relate to ourselves softly, patiently and carefully.
We need to redefine leadership as an activity in which conditions are created in which everyone can do their most courageous thinking together.
Humans have a tendency to shut down when we are being told what to do.
What would it be like to claim your choices and your actions with confidence?
Sacred relationships - at home and at work - strengthen our courage, self-acceptance, patience, forgiveness, grace, vulnerability, humility, compassion, sense of humor and compassion.
Deep change is the result of deep, gentle, compassionate relationships that inspire us to reach for our highest potential, on our own terms.
No matter what conditions you were plopped into in this lifetime, find the nutrients in that soil and reach for the light. Don't bypass the hard things in your pursuit of positivity.
Holiday greetings - a small selection of peace and protest songs … and some reflection questions as you consider decluttering your life!