Demystifying the Know Thyself Anthem

"To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom" - Socrates I have been asked what my take was on this. There are, what I see to be, three layers of the self: the personality (the mask), the unconscious (part of self we're unaware of and/or ashamed of), and the soul-self (the true self). Knowing the... Continue Reading →

Taking Off the Boogieman-colored Glasses

Do we see the world through rose-colored glasses or boogieman-colored glasses? Well, as I see it, both lenses have the potential to disempower us. We may have been lied to, betrayed, and fooled many times. And this taught us to close our hearts and minds and as a result, we trust nobody outside our family... Continue Reading →

The Language of the Soul

If we only allowed ourselves to emote, there would rarely be misunderstandings. The sloppy language that comes as a result of suppressed authenticity (emotion) might explain why there is so much relationship drama in the world. As we evolve, we emote; as we emote, we evolve....and the takeaway is empathy and love and true joy.... Continue Reading →

The Journey of the Empath

There is a common running theme embedded in our culture and that is to do whatever in the world we can do to avoid pain at all costs: So we preach. And we preach..... And preach..... and hope... that we can shut it all off. Here are some examples of what we have been saying... Continue Reading →

The Beauty in Release

What we feel is what we heal -- heal on every single level. It is so important to allow ourselves to grieve if we want to avoid becoming ill. Our culture, sadly, frowns upon the healing process and feeling emotions. So, we suppress our emotions and become sick. Keeping pain inside is akin to holding... Continue Reading →

The Grieving Journey is a Personal One

What I'm learning through my husband and the grief groups we've been going to is that grief is very personal. What works for one may not for another and vice versa. As much as we like to imagine that there is a one-size-fits-all paradigm to resolve grief, there isn't. Each individual is here for different... Continue Reading →

Loneliness is Freedom

Loneliness is freedom because you're no longer bound to other people's opinions. Loneliness is freedom because you no longer play the telephone game and repeat what you hear. Loneliness is freedom as you have become your own Authority. You think for yourself and are OK being alone in how you view the world. You think... Continue Reading →

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