Friday Book Review: Brené Brown

Brené Brown studies vulnerability and courage, authenticity and shame. She has published a few books on these topics, most notably The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly. Rising Strong – a powerful book about falling, learning, getting up, and doing it all over again – is not her most recent book, but it’s one I […]

Toxic Relationships…Opportunities for Growth

  Toxic relationships are defined as ones that often leave you feeling used, taken advantage of and angry not only at the abuser but also at yourself for allowing the abuse to take place. At some point you begin recognizing the patterns of abuse and toxicity and you may choose to walk away from these […]

What Does Progress Look Like?

What does progress look like? Well, it is messy, very messy. Are you sure you want to see it? Most of us are not so sure that we do – because some part of us knows that the path to get there may not be as “glorious” as the end goal.   We all think […]

Affirmations

  When I decided I wanted to share a list of affirmations, Louise Hay was the first person who came to mind. Louise dedicated most of her life teaching others how to live a full and empowered life. She believed the use of daily positive affirmations could create a more full and happy life. I […]

Finding Peace

“Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” –Wayne Dyer   Ultimately, there are always going to be things in life that didn’t pan out as we had, at one time, hoped, wished, and planned for them to. Whether it’s because […]

Grief: Identify, Accept, Process

  Given the horrific tragedy that took place two weeks ago, I think it is very important for this weeks blog post to discuss grief. The feeling of grief, the process of grief, and the acceptance of grieving. I think it is also extremely important to acknowledge that not everyone grieves the same; nor should […]

Acceptance: Because we can’t change the past

This post about acceptance has been rankling around in my brain for weeks now. Funny, because I think that’s kind of what happens when we need to accept something (it takes time and isn’t quite what we expect). Recently I posted about perception and promised a post on how to change your perception. I think […]

Fear Exists Only in the Mind

by Dr. Darlene Treese (Dr. Dar) “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Depression, gloom, pessimism, despair, discouragement… sign of the times or a murderous epidemic? Fear simply does not exist somewhere out there in the world. If you went searching for it, you would find it […]