Love Is The Answer
A Story of Surrender
Ever find yourself at the crossroads of fear and what your intuition tells you is right? I discuss my journey of learning how to identify and trust my guidance or intuition. Often different parts of us are in conflict with each other. It can help to explore what each part is saying and how to resolve that conflict so that we can move forward. When we are able to get out of our own way, we receive tremendous support for our goals. Sometimes that support takes a while to be delivered so...
The Universe Is Always Blessing You
I'm always looking for tools to make it easier to be aligned with reality. The idea that the "universe is always blessing you" promotes acceptance of reality and decreased suffering. The goal is to embrace and process reality rather than trying to bypass it. It is not too difficult to find the lessons in our suffering when the situations are not too intense. It is much more difficult to accept reality when unimaginable tragedy occurs. I also discuss the idea that our souls choose...
What the World Needs Now Is Love
When you hear "Love Is The Answer," do you wonder what that means exactly? Or what you can do to make the world a more loving place? This episode discusses how we can make the world more loving by taking responsibility for ourselves. Your attitude and actions affect everyone who you encounter throughout the day. We often act habitually and mindlessly. When we take care of ourselves physically, manage stress, and cultivate connection and play, we are more peaceful and loving people. It...
The Universe is the Limit
Most people have self-limiting beliefs. These beliefs can develop as a result of feedback that we received from others or from assumptions that we have made about ourselves. If we continue to see ourselves as limited, we may be less likely to achieve our goals or create the life of our dreams. In the episode, you will hear about some examples of limiting beliefs that are based in anxiety or depression. I share several personal examples of how I developed self-limiting beliefs and the...
Don't Own Someone Else's Shortcomings
Do you take it personally and get angry when someone treats you unkindly? Learn how to create greater peace by developing compassion for yourself and others. Some of us have developed self-perceptions of worthlessness, shame, or inadequacy because we have taken responsibility for the shortcomings of the people around us. In this episode, I talk about how we cannot hold ourselves accountable for someone else's behaviors towards us when we act from good or loving intentions. You have the...
Do you get in the way of your ability to achieve your mind important goals? Unfortunately, you are not alone. I discuss my own personal experiences with self-sabotage. Learn how being honest with yourself can help you to get out of the pattern of procrastination so that you can start to eliminate the perceived barriers that have been in your way. Even after we build momentum, we can still sabotage further progress. I discuss when to take breaks for healing and how to make friends with...
Managing Darkness and Creating Light and Joy
I was interested in talking about being more joyful and quickly realized that I would need to talk about managing discomfort first. I refer to a previous episode that discusses tools to get unstuck from valid emotions. In this episode, I discuss how to feel more grounded in daily life and how managing our expectations can help us to be more open and receptive to light and joy. I discuss common barriers to developing more joy and perspectives that promote it. I also review some specific...
Handling Conflict Effectively with Love
This episode’s topic comes from a listener’s question about dealing with conflict when you are a highly sensitive person (HSP). I describe tools that can help anyone to communicate more effectively and provide additional detail about consideration for HSPs. To have your question addressed in an episode or suggest a topic for discussion, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Here are the links to the videos that I mention about HSPs and tools that they can use to manage that...
Attachment - The Root of Suffering
When we expect certain outcomes from our efforts, we can often end up disappointed. The problem starts with having expectations to begin with, but grows when we develop emotional attachments related to those expectations. I mention previous videos that I made, which discuss how expectations can be a barrier to loving ourselves and review strategies that you can use to overcome them. In this episode, I review how you can develop a hopeful, optimistic perspective to get you through life’s...
Getting Out of Your Head
Have you ever felt that you were stuck arguing with yourself in your mind? You are not alone. Many of us get caught up in trying to find answers to questions that only time and experience can answer. This episode discusses strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, Buddhist meditation, and the four yogic paths (raja yoga, jnana yoga, karma yoga, and bhakti yoga) from Hindu traditions to help you to manage your mind. I encourage you to practice connecting with your feelings more and...
You Might Be a Hero (and Other Helpful Perspectives) - Episode 8
We have all developed stories to make sense of our experiences. Some of those stories make us feel better and some do not. This episode discusses how you can change your story by exploring alternative perspectives. Specifically, I discuss the concept of archetypes and how they can help us make sense of our journeys You may choose to explore more information about Carl Jung’s archetypes in general or the archetype of the hero specifically. The TED radio hour published a very interesting...