You live a good life. Really, it's actually great when you really think about all that you have to appreciate!
You earn a reasonable income (even a great income, when you think about it); you have people in your life who love you and whom you love; you have a home (it might not be your dream home, or maybe it is, but it's good either way). When you reflect on your life, things are good!
And when others look at your life, they think...
This is hitting me hard these past couple of weeks: Reality is what you make it!
Think about that for a moment...what does that mean for you?
For me, it means I am experiencing a version of "reality". This particular reality has been made from my previous experiences and the beliefs and stories that have been created through those experiences. Some of those beliefs and stories may have been conscious, but many of them were likely...
Why are you crying?
What are you crying about?
You don't need to cry.
Don't cry over...!
When did you learn that it's not ok to cry?
I may have felt that it wasn't ok to cry when I was very young, but I know I learned that it wasn't ok to cry when I was a teenager. I remember riding the bus home, desperately wanting to cry, feeling the need to hold it in, then getting home and crying - sobbing.
It doesn't matter the reasons. I may...
It's taken me a long time to post this. This originated in September 2017. Something hit me during a trip to San Francisco. Something unexpected!
It started on the Wednesday night that I arrived...we were staying at a hostel for one night and, upon showing up, I discovered we didn't have a private washroom, as I had expected. We were in a room with a shared hall washroom.
And I did not react well to this!
It took me until the...
We all have stories that we believe to be true. The key is recognizing these stories and knowing which ones are no longer serving you!
Ask yourself, a year from now:
Reflecting back through your life experiences (without judgment), what stories do you repeat?
How are you numb... In your relationships? In your work? In how you handle your finances? In your body? How are you Numb in Your Life?
I had a weird dream where good people turned into zombie-like characters and inflicted harm on others.
I had a hard time understanding the dream, until I realized the zombie people were just in a trance/a daze/they were numb. They were following orders. The trance appeared to subside at points, but those...
Honour where you are.
It’s so easy to get caught up in what’s next and what we haven’t achieved or what we don’t yet have.
We forget about everything that we have achieved and that we do have in our lives!
This is definitely something I am cognizant of - and would like to practice...
"Patience is a virtue...that I just don't have." I've said so many times throughout my life - ever since I was a young child!
My mum had the virtues book when I was young and I clearly remember it "randomly" being left open to both Patience and Tact on many occasions. We can talk about Tact another time ;)
I always joked with her that "patience was a virtue that I just didn't have". And I was perfectly fine with that!
To me, patience...
I have a lot of thoughts on what's going on right now regarding Hollywood and the overall shifts happening in our culture.
Firstly, I'd like to state that I feel empathy and compassion for everyone who has ever experienced harassment, abuse, or discrimination on any grounds! I send you nothing but love.
Also, I'd like to preface this by saying that in no way do I condone harassment, abuse, or discrimination for any reason.
It is my...
So often I find my throat tight, caught, thick, constricted. Even as I type this, I can feel the constraint closing my throat - holding me back - keeping me silent.
I feel overwhelmed by how much there is to speak out about! What do I start with? What do I focus my attention and energy on? What matters the most to me? It all matters the most to me! I care about it all!
So, where can I best focus my attention?
I can use my life, my voice,...