All the advice I would give you on forgivness, healing, and inner peace

If you called me with a broken heart

How to forgive when you don’t want to.

When the guru waving his spiritual wand says “Choose to forgive someone in order to set yourself free,” Does the decision to engage in forgiveness miraculously take the emotional juice away? No, not hardly. When self-help authors espouse language like: “Who is more...

Beware of the self-love and self entitlement pitfall.

  I look back at times when I thought I had spiritual principles down like surrender and getting out of my own way and unconditional love, and I am astounded at how I didn’t get it; at how much more deeply I get it now, and how I can probably "get it" more in the...

25 essential truths you need to thrive in your life

  As my birthday month passes and I find myself closer to 40 than I am not, (oh-mah-gosh that sounds weird) it’s hard not to think about what the next half of my life will look like. My mid thirties have been fast and furious as age seems to compress time,...

How to let go of that thing you need to let go of

  I’ve let go of a lot in my life. I’ve let go of toxic relationships, of businesses, of homes, of opportunities that weren’t in alignment. Of TV. Of whole food groups. Of repressed emotions. Oh-my-gah! Repressed emotions. I’m still learning to let go of the need...

Why too much self-help actually creates suffering

  For 17 years I was a good spiritual student and self-help junkie. I was well versed in concepts like self-love and self-worth. Conecepts like "our thoughts create our reality" and "happiness is a choice" permeated much of my thinking. I had accepted everyone...

How to find your happy place when the shit is hitting the fan.

In spite of all our meditating, deep breathing and positive thinking, sometimes our best efforts to come back to center and "feel better" just don't work. Sometimes the chaos, the stress, or the a@%hole on the freeway really do steal our serenity. We've all been...

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