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When Hidden Fear Is Keeping You Stuck in Your Story

Your biggest stumbling block to personal transformation might be fear—and that fear might be hidden in your unconscious. Even if you are able to look boldly at your story of who you are, what happened to you, and how you came to be where you are now, even if you’re sure you want to make changes in your life, fear might be stopping you. Learning about your hidden fears can help. Most...

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Free Yourself from the Familiar

Our stories are often reflected in what we say to others when they ask how we are. You might tell a story like, “Everyone in my family has bad luck, so no, I haven’t tried to find a new job even though I can’t stand the one I have.” Or, you might say, “No, I haven’t done meditation since we last talked. I know they say it can help with anxiety, but anxiety runs in my family. I’ve al...

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Good-bye to Robotic Ways, Hello to Vitality

Once when on a shamanic journey, I encountered Harlequin-like figures who weren’t friendly. I paid attention to my emotional response to them and after the journey, realized they represented a robotic approach to life I needed to let go of. Do you, too, need to let go of a mechanistic, and robotic approach to your life or some aspect of it? What might happen if you did? Getting done what need...

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When NOT To Be Present in the Moment

  Learning to be present in the moment is an admirable goal. When we’re fully focused on what is happening in the present moment, we feel gratitude for all we have right now and make better decisions. However, there are times when you should aspire not to be present in the moment. Letting your mind wander to the past and future can help you to achieve your goals and experience self-unde...

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Overcome Self-Doubt and Perfectionism

Striving for excellence can lead to very satisfying achievements, but when is enough enough? Do you really need more money, more praise, more attention, or a greater sense of control? When does perfectionism start to diminish your joy and distract you from the reason you chose a goal in the first place? Would being less driven give your soul greater pleasure than constantly pushing yourself to ...

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