Seems like a simple question. With two obvious answers.
Loving ourselves is so deeply mixed in our history of not receiving love (or being seen and celebrated) for who we actually were. Many of us got messages growing up about how unlovable we were (often unintentionally) in a variety of ways. Add in years and years of trying to get our love needs from outside —wanting others to love us —most often unsuccessfully, the idea of loving ourselves is like gibberish, we don’t have a reference point.
Here’s the funny (not funny) thing.
Every New Year you think about making resolutions. You are going to be the new, better you?
I don’t know, doesn’t that imply that there is something wrong with the old you? Which is the you, you are right now.
It is so easy to think there is something wrong with us.
Oooh! A big question. A complicated topic. One that so rarely gets talked about with the curiosity, depth and sensitivity that it requires.
Sex can offer us some of the most pleasure and ecstatic experience possible. It is also can be used to take someone’s power away, and create (in some cases) life long pain.
How often to you take a breath and consider what you are thinking? Here's a little story about how doing it more might dramatically change your life for the better.
This election season seems to have been particularly trying. In ways that I do not remember. Of course, it also seems that my memory is not what it used to be. Why am I at the computer again?
Oh yes, this election has had and continues to have so much energy, it is pulling people, squeezing out the hard, built up apathy and inertia. A deluge of thoughts and feelings are being thrown around flooding the thoughtfields. I am experiencing it like some serious weather. A hurricane or a tornado of sorts.
Do you find that you have chronic pain? Do you wish you didn't?
If you didn’t have pain, what would you be doing differently?
To the disappointment of my trainer, I often read magazines while on the elliptical machine at the gym. A favorite is Real Simple Magazine. I like the pictures, quotes, suggestions and some articles, though I often find myself disagreeing with the advice given in the Life Lessons section. Here’s an example: