The interesting thing is that we are so good at play when we are young, and we fail to see the virtue of it the older we get! Why is that?? What belief holds you back from being more playful? Is it that you value ‘productive work’ and judge play as being ‘non-productive’?
Or is it that you never really learned how to play full out? What were the messages about play in your family growing up? What are the conditions for you to bring on playful you today? You know, that playful attitude you can choose or not choose … Read the rest Read More
Is it time to realize we all carry some emotional baggage? How can we reduce any excess baggage? Sir Elton John inspired some new thoughts for me about how to reduce our load by better handling what I have dubbed the ‘A.B.C.s’ of life: Authenticity, Boundaries, and Caring.
I couldn’t sleep last night after going to Elton John’s Saturday Night concert. Seeing him for the fifth time brought up a lot of old memories and got me thinking about …everything. First of all, I was thinking about what a privilege it has been for me to be … Read the rest Read More
In order for you to feel socially and emotionally integrated in your life, you may need to consider and re-define your boundaries.
Just Draw the “LINE”. This involves:
L Listen to the symptoms of burnout.
I Identify ways you can take responsibility for change as needed.
N No is one of the only full sentence words in the English language.
E Empathy and positive energy comes from clear communication
Say what you need and stick to it. Be yourself and ‘show up’.
Your relationships will naturally develop stronger bonds if you do because you will naturally align in values and … Read the rest Read More
Having seen literally hundreds of couples and individuals over the past 14 years, time and time again, I have discovered that one of the best remedial approaches to rescue partnerships gone sideways is for individuals to commit to improving their own personal self-care. When you feel good about yourself, you may notice you feel good about others in your life too.
You may have a driving need to contribute to global sustainability, to develop a more outstanding career or to become the most supportive nurturing parent ever. And what about caring for you? What about looking after your inner joyful … Read the rest Read More
5 Simple Ways to Feel More Resonance in Your Life Right Now
I attended a yoga retreat at the Salt Spring Yoga Center this past Summer Solstice Weekend with two of my girlfriends where I heard Patricia Galaczy speak on Mindfulness. As part of her presentation Patricia gave us all raisins to hold between our fingers. My senses were guided to tune into the raisin’s crinkly exterior and soft interior. I noticed its size and its surprising depth of color.
We then had to turn the raisin in one of our ears (I know, the thought of a … Read the rest Read More