My Thoughts On Turning 40

As I approach my 40th birthday I am faced with an interesting exploration. One which sounds like... FINALLY I made it... AND...what if...this is it? As many say, after 40 it all goes down hill.  My belief has always been after 40 it all goes uphill. I got this belief...

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How can we possibly accept injustice

The other day I was asked by a dear friend and client....How do you accept injustice? We were sitting in Circle talking about acceptance. I asked her and the other woman in the group to take this month and embody acceptance.  I asked them to fully accept themselves,...

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How to live a more pleasure filled life

After writing last week about guilt and shame, I realized that each emotion has a deeper emotion that it can turn into.  Guilt turns to shame.  Anger turn to hate. Sadness turns to depression. This was an exciting revelation because it means the pleasurable emotions...

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I was not looking forward to looking at these two emotions

So I have not been one bit excited to write about guilt and shame. I thought about avoiding it all together and moving on to the good emotions but I know that doesn't serve anyone. I am having a hard time with these because when I write about emotions I take time to...

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Why is feeling our emotions so important?

Today I went to the gym and I was doing thigh work and it was burning. I've been doing thigh work for years and it still burns and it still isn't easy but my muscles have changed and become so much stronger because of it. I recognized while doing the work that our...

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Worry and Anxiety

Since really exploring all of these emotions, I have realized that feeling is one of the most important aspects of living.  When we can truly feel everything our response system heightens and we are able to respond to any situation with all of our senses. In this way...

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What is SADNESS an expression of?

Let's look at sadness next. This is one of my favorite emotions to move through because it usually involves some sort of crying. I love to cry because it is such a release and when I cry I am able to really feel the emotions coming through and the truth comes out....

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What is ANGER telling us?

The other night I found myself lying in bed. My body was tense, hot and restless.  My mind was spinning in a circle with no way out. My body was restless.  My skin was hot.  I was mad. I took a deep breath and said to myself, okay so you're angry.  So be angry.  Yell...

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What are our emotions telling us?

When we are in the midst of chosen change, when we are changing a personality trait, a behavior, a belief system, or a lifestyle there is a part of the process where we have to let go of something in order to create something new. The letting go can be painful and...

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What happens when you are kind?

Yesterday I spent the day at the ballpark with my family.  My boys were dying for some ice cream. What kid doesn't want hotdogs and cotton candy and nachos and everything else the ballpark has to offer. I walked up to the counter and asked for two scoops of ice cream...

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