Baggage

We all bring baggage from the past into our present. Problems in relationships often stem from unhealthy programming earlier in life. We learn how to behave in relationships from our parents and unconsciously repeat dysfunctional behavior, unaware of how it influences...

The Truth About Responsibility

The idea that ‘individual responsibility’ means “every man for himself,” is a limited interpretation of the concept. On the deepest level we’re all connected. The notion of mutual responsibility is actually more aligned with self-reliance. The true...

Unadulterated

The word ‘unadulterated’ suggests purity without the taint of unwanted ingredients. The word ‘adulterated’ signifies something polluted or potentially harmful. Living an unadulterated life means living lightly, unencumbered by toxic baggage. To...

A Step Above

The most effective way to improve our experience in any aspect of our life is to assess and modify our own behavior. Finding fault with others actually weakens us. It’s disempowering to put the responsibility for how we feel on someone else. Their interest...

It’s Not Their Fault

It’s tempting to shift responsibility for our happiness and fulfillment onto someone else and, when things don’t go as planned, blame them. Not only does this not work, it robs us of our power and agency. No one else can create or prevent our happiness. We...