Valuing Our Right Brain

Valuing Our Right Brain

Why don’t we use both sides of our brains equally? When did we decide the left side was better than the right? Many of us have heard something about the difference between our left and right brain and how they work and what they are useful for.

Why Gratitude Works

Why Gratitude Works

What is it that keeps us from being grateful in our lives and why does it matter? Many of us learned that gratitude is connected to the experience of comparison and guilt – those that ‘have’ versus others that ‘do not have what we do’.

The Self-Care Struggle

The Self-Care Struggle

Why is it that we struggle with our self-care? What is it that has us forget to take the vitamins, give up our sleep for one more episode, skip the walk for a little more work, eat potato chips instead of the salad, and then regret our choices at the end of the day?

Suffering vs. Self-Love

Suffering vs. Self-Love

How did we learn that suffering is noble? Where did we learn this and how was it shown to us? How was it reinforced? In the broadest sense, we can see it has been part of our human culture for millennia.

Anxiety’s Inner Battle

Anxiety’s Inner Battle

What is it that creates that feeling of ‘anxiety’ inside? Is it really fear’s watered-down cousin, or is there something else going on?

What Drives You?

What Drives You?

What is the ‘juice’ that motivates us and gets us into action? Is it the passion for something we want to experience or create, or is it the fear that something will or won’t happen? Is it the excitement of being fully alive in the moment, or the avoidance of some devastating emotion?

Nothing to Justify

Nothing to Justify

Why do we feel we need to justify ourselves to others including what we want, what we say, and how we do things? Why are we somehow required to offer an explanation to others in order to do what is best for us. . .

Negative Emotions Give Us Guidance

Negative Emotions Give Us Guidance

Why is it that some situations trigger such BIG negative emotions – even when the situation doesn’t warrant it? It’s like an enormous pool of energy gets tapped when a small hurt happens in our lives. We think we have gotten past it or resolved situations that had us feel scared, angry or hurt, and yet we still feel these big reactions with certain situations or people…

The Limits of Being Right

The Limits of Being Right

What is the point of being right? Do we think it makes us the ‘better’ person, justifies our actions, or gives us the right to take over or make someone wrong…

Looking Good Doesn't Work

Looking Good Doesn't Work

Why do we want to look good in the eyes of others? Is there some belief we learned that says if we look good, then we’ll get what we want? Perhaps we learned that looking good means we are good enough to get the approval, love, acceptance and/ or validation that we seek…

Having Your Dream

Having Your Dream

Do you believe that you can fulfill your dreams? Is it OK that you have a certain dream? Is the dream 'too big' for you to imagine it actually happening? Is there a dream from long ago still alive within you....

From Pain to Purpose

From Pain to Purpose

What do we do when the pain won’t go away? How do we come into ‘right relationship’ with it? For the last 7 years, I have been dealing with …