Foundations_Episode 1: Repetition

Rinse. Wash. Repeat. When trying to make a long lasting change, repetition is key. We are habit forming creatures and we naturally gravitate towards what is recognizable, what is comfortable and what feels safe. Even the worst habits can feel safe when we have grown familiar with them. We are trying to undo years of … Continue reading Foundations_Episode 1: Repetition

False: Unconditional Love Makes You Weak

Yet another misguided “inspiration quote.” This was shared by one of my facebook friends. It is inaccurate and projects an ideology that is counterintuitive to self-love and growth. Let’s dive right in. Unconditional love for someone does not make you weak, it does not make you weaker. Unless you are in some kind of extreme … Continue reading False: Unconditional Love Makes You Weak

What the hell is a subconscious anyway?

In order to have success in any initiative it is very helpful to have a good grasp of how your subconscious mind works. I’ve seen some pretty bad explanations of the subconscious mind. In one book the explanation was downright awful and misleading. While I do not think I am the one who will explain … Continue reading What the hell is a subconscious anyway?

Why We Should Ditch the Bacon and Eat More Oatmeal

We love bacon. We put in on cheeseburgers, in Bloody Mary’s, on glazed doughnuts and can find a place for it in almost any meal. Bacon is good. I get it – which is why I feel like a jerk for suggesting this, but I truly believe, we need to ditch it. While having bacon … Continue reading Why We Should Ditch the Bacon and Eat More Oatmeal

How the f**k?!: Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

Sagacious while meaningless advice: “don’t worry about what other people think.” Particularly meaningless when there is no follow up as to how to not worry or care about what other people think. No matter how many times we hear it, who we hear it from or how hard we try – sometimes it can seem … Continue reading How the f**k?!: Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

On: Identity

“When our models of who we are fall away, we are free simply to meet and be together. And when this sense of being encompasses all separateness dissolves and we are united into compassion.” – Ram Dass & Paul Gorman We have a lot of identities. Identities we were born into. Identities others have given … Continue reading On: Identity

How to: Positively Define Yourself

Happiness and fulfillment begin with a solid sense of self. When we have a good relationship with ourselves: our relationships with others thrive, we build natural confidence, and we are equipped to handle setbacks. Being positive doesn’t mean we need to be perfect. It’s leveraging our strengths while acknowledging and working on our weaknesses. It’s about accepting … Continue reading How to: Positively Define Yourself