When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.
So what exactly does it mean to “find your inner calling”? As Rumi once said, “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.” Finding your true calling essentially means to allow yourself to be pulled toward the strong inner impulse towards a particular course of action. […]
Winter time can be a debilitating time for many. At least I know it can be, and is, for me and many of my clients. The “Winter Blues”, otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can include feelings of sadness, lack of energy, lack of motivation, difficulty sleeping, and a number of other depressive […]
“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” -Lucille Ball Winter is coming. It’s the most Wonderful time of the year, according to the classic tune of Andy Williams. The upcoming months are filled with holiday cheer, hot cocoa, […]