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May 27, 2018

Emotions happen.  What do you do with them?  

What do you do when you are angry?  Do you say something to retaliate? Do you need to make someone wrong?

Your feelings are your own.

Working with our own feelings is the key to being able to create change in ourselves, and change in the way we interact with the world.  What we want to become aware of is our habitual responses.

Someone does something that “makes you angry”.  Sometimes they really did. But if you are having a super fast physical response, this is often your body remembering a hurt from your past.  Your body and your mind can feel as if that past hurt is happening now. Thus, you believe that the person in front of you is...

August 22, 2017

Included in my list of things I’m passionate about is both being part of a group and growing.  I’ve been getting together with some friends for the past couple of years to ‘work’ books together.  Sometimes we read separately and discuss together.  Sometimes we actually read together, stopping to discuss along the way. This enables us to really grasp the concepts, and also to apply them to our own lives on the spot.  To be able to talk about a concept or idea that is confusing, and hearing other perspectives,  is invaluable.  

I'm starting the Grow Yourself Book Club as a passion project.  I’m not charging for this but I’ll be open to a contribu...

April 30, 2017

A Buddhist Perspective

In the Buddhist tradition, difficult situations can be a good thing.  (I know.)  It can wake you up and give you the opportunity to do the soul expanding personal growth that no one does until they have to.  Every chance we find ourselves in the fire is a chance to learn that we are warriors.  A chance to know that we have what it takes to accept life on life’s terms.  That we have what it takes to comfort ourselves.  That we have what it takes to keep growing.  If your purpose in life is to grow, to expand, then every face-plant into the carpet moment after a break up really is your ticket to ride.  (I know.)

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