Which One of You is in Charge of Your Life?

How often do you find yourself in great conflict with two parts of yourself? The conflict may be about whether you should eat that chocolate cake, stay up or go to sleep early, turn off the TV and go pay the bills, keep your mouth shut and not answer your partner’s snide remark, or thousands []

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Beyond the questions… Into Action!

Ok, you really heeded the last blog; you asked yourself those critical questions and you got how waking up and operating from a conscious space can transform your life. Well, maybe you got it, but at this point you are back on automatic pilot and forgot it all. Would you please, right now, take a []

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The cost of reactivity to children

In past blogs I spoke about our Reactive and Creative Selves and our need to intercept the reactions and replace them with thoughtful responses.  There is no place that this intervention is more important than when we are dealing with our children.  Young children are greatly influenced by our verbal and non-verbal communication.  From a []

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Filed under [ Parenting, Self ]

Empathy

As some of you may have seen in the video I posted about empathy, our brains are wired to connect with each other and foster our interdependence.  This neurological phenomenon seems to fly in the face of all the power, control, territoriality, war, greed, anger, and competitiveness apparent in our world at large and even []

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Transcending Fear

It was a sunny, warm Sunday afternoon in NYC. The brightness of the day belied the dark heaviness I was feeling as I walked dazed into the store. There was a surreal quality around me. I couldn’t believe I was actually going through it. I intentionally chose Saks on Fifth Avenue because I wanted the []

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Filed under [ Emotional Universe, Self ]

Reactive vs Creative Selves – revisited

Following on yesterday’s post on the two types of Knowing: intellectual and heart, I thought it would be a good idea to review these concepts in the spirit of bringing them closer to your hearts. The following questions are posed to aid you in getting a better appreciation of your knowledge of these concepts. The []

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Spirituality – Role Models

Spiritual teachers serve us in two significant ways: they awaken us to our higher selves, and stretch us by role modeling love and courage; e.g. Mandela in jail for 27yrs.

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