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May 25, 2021

Frequently, we hear how important it is to parent from the present moment. This is extremely challenging as our conditioning has trained us to manipulate experience to achieve a particular future outcome.
Our children learn this also. We often call them manipulators because when they have a fantasy of some future...

May 18, 2021

I once read about a study measuring and comparing the energies of fear and excitement in the body. The researchers found out fear and excitement measured as exactly the same energetic charge. The difference was the story people were telling themselves about the charge.
When my daughter was younger I constantly felt...

May 11, 2021

When the “world” is telling you they are right and you are wrong, the urge to defend and justify yourself is strong. To reverse what is coming at you, desperately you cast others in the wrong and yourself in the right.
If you are feeling this way, try this: going deeply inside ask yourself what is my BIG...

May 4, 2021

In your family, were you taught that "wants" were demanding? Was it safer to appear self-reliant and independent? If so, you grew up trying to quell your wants and learned to take care of others while repressing your own.
Self-reliance and independence are highly valued in our culture. I received a lot of strokes in...