Accidental Incidents

It’s surprising how easily we can miscommunicate our intentions. If we’re feeling slightly off or recently had a bad experience, it can bleed into our interactions with others. Our energy level and sensitivity in the moment all contribute to the clarity of...

Defensiveness = Stagnation

If you react to the world defensively, concocting stories that demonize others’ and justify your own actions, you’ll miss out on crucial feedback. When someone criticizes you, there’s no need to take it personally. It’s about your behavior, not...

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...

Is Your Ego in Control of You?

Can you mostly accept what happens or do your buttons often get pushed? Unconscious triggers are caused by old emotional wounds. If you blame something outside yourself for the way you feel when those wounds get reactivated, you miss an important opportunity to heal....

Loosen the Ego Knot

Our egos help us distinguish ourselves, relate to others and make our way in the world. But, it’s important to remember that we’ve created this image and can therefore expand, contract or change it if we choose. Being too caught up in particular stories...

True Connection

Who do you like to spend time with? People who regale you with stories of their latest impressive accomplishments or people who are really present with you in the moment you’re sharing? Egos love to take turns talking about themselves, but your authentic self is not...