The Power of Communication

When an uncomfortable issue arises, communicating makes a huge difference in the outcome because it shows that you care about the connection. Avoiding the issue or pretending the problem will go away on its own usually just make matters worse. Allowing yourself to be...

Ego Balancing

Playing the comparison game is one of the most common things your ego does to keep you stuck in your false identity. It looks for faults in others in order to keep you feeling superior. While this strategy can provide a temporary boost, it eventually backfires because...

Joy in the Journey

Our lives are like winding roads leading to the top of personally-defined mountains. Some of us yearn for accomplishment while others desire recognition. Many of the turns on the journey are blind and the pavement bumpy. We all hope that the ultimate destination will...

Emotional Circulation

Engines require circulating water to prevent overheating. Humans keep cool by allowing our feelings to flow through us. When we obsess on a particular thought or feeling, the flow of energy in both mind and body is disrupted. We normally only get stuck when...

The Shame of ‘Should’

How you frame your experiences has a huge impact on your life. Regret is a bad habit that results from believing that you (or anyone) should have done things differently. First of all, you can’t know if that’s true since the lesson might be more important...