The Truth About Weakness

Seneca, the Roman Stoic philosopher, said that all savageness or cruelty is a sign of weakness. I love this concept and it has inspired me to reflect on its truth. Our weaknesses are not confirmed when we are physically dominated by someone else. True, debilitating weakness reveals itself in those who lack empathy and intelligence. Continue reading “The Truth About Weakness”

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Inversion and selfishness are at the root of all lies. Lies are not just the inversion of truth, but the inversion and destruction of reason. A lying individual may take up the practice not just to get his way, but for reasons he views as being purely practical.  He may not be clever enough toContinue reading “THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES”

THE TRUTH ABOUT CHANGE

I love change and have always been the one to feel excitement for anyone moving away or leaving a job, thrilled for the potential that adventurous people create in their lives. Thus, it’s no surprise that I feel some frustration when I see stagnation, lack of movement and fear of change–especially when there is complainingContinue reading “THE TRUTH ABOUT CHANGE”

The Truth About Misplaced Confidence

There’s nothing wrong with confidence, but what about when there is an element of kidding ourselves attached to it–bravado, hubris…what then? Two nights ago I had a dream in which I was making bread. I put all the ingredients into a bag and placed it in an adjoining room to proof. But before I shutContinue reading “The Truth About Misplaced Confidence”

The Truth About Chaos

Chaos and calamity can come in many forms and it’s something I keep encountering with different clients, which, to me, reveals something that is more pervasive than we might imagine. This goes beyond our views on politics, social issues or how the media makes us feel and react to their spin on reality–the emotional responsesContinue reading “The Truth About Chaos”

Best Self Help Books For Men

We all know how difficult it is to get some men to do things like going to the doctor, admitting a mistake or…gasp…read a Self Help book!  I know this is a generalization, but just as women are known to be more intuitive, some men just don’t want to admit or show weakness by browsingContinue reading “Best Self Help Books For Men”

Intolerance is Hot Right Now

There’s a person I know, someone who I’ve admired for years–creative, passionate about life, engaging, fun, a joy.  But then I realized that nearly every moment she shares on social media has been of outrage and venomous hatred. It’s gone so far that she has even called for the death of people she does notContinue reading “Intolerance is Hot Right Now”

Earth Energy and What My Dog Taught Me

There’s a bumber sticker on a car I see all the time that says, “Be The Person Your Dog Sees You As”. I love that because it reminds us that our pets don’t judge us and want only to love us and to experience the feeling of love in return. They are all about theContinue reading “Earth Energy and What My Dog Taught Me”

Self Transformation Can Get Ugly

I have become fascinated by horror movies where people are transformed into monsters. The idea that a poison takes over or a contamination turns someone into a fiendish creature is an interesting theme for a movie, but the reality is that we are doing it to ourselves quite openly all the time. Triggered. Child tantrumsContinue reading “Self Transformation Can Get Ugly”

What We Can Learn From Limahl

This just goes to show that you never know where you might find words of wisdom and powerful things to reflect on that will help your spiritual growth and transformation. It never occurred to me to turn to 80s pop star Limahl of Kajagoogoo to contemplate one of the problems crippling so many people today–prescriptionContinue reading “What We Can Learn From Limahl”