33% Off Pain Relief Miracle The holiday season is a time for spending time with friends and family, parties, celebration, and fun. But because there is soooooo much packed into this time of year there can also be a great deal of additional stress. To help you through the holiday season I have four different […]
In Podcast #236 I answered four listener questions. Below you will find the audio of all four questions and the transcript for question #2. Please bear in mind that I speak in a slightly more informal fashion than I write, which you will notice in the transcript below. The transcript has been edited slightly for […]
It is not uncommon for us to pick up the emotional beliefs or emotional burdens of our loved ones. In most cases we don’t even realize we are doing it. Emotional beliefs are often formed when we are children because we are so impressionable at a young age. We usually shoulder the emotional burdens of […]
There two common misconceptions in understanding how grief affects us. First, many people believe that the 5 stages of grief as defined by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance) are the way humans always experience grief. Second, many people believe that grief is only experienced around extreme events, such as the death of […]
Even though we don’t consciously remember coming into this world, we are fully conscious in utero and at the time of our birth. Because we are conscious, these experiences contribute to how we build models of the world that impact the way we live our daily lives. In this interview Sharon King shares how Matrix […]
Over time we are going to change our minds. (At least, I hope I am changing my mind as I learn new things.) And in a vacuum that seems like a good thing. We are presented with new information and experiences. We re-evaluate the way we see the world and then we change our mind […]
Something interesting happens when families get together where the adult children fall right back into the roles they had when they were 13 years old. (At least that is what happens in my family.) This happens not only when a whole family comes together, but also within certain relationships. No matter how much growth we […]
Over the last few weeks my Facebook timeline has been filled with memorials. First, a friend and colleague, Mark, died suddenly of a heart attack. Second, American sports news personality Stuart Scott died from the cancer he had fighting for years. The flood of kind words, memories, well wishes for the families, and stories of […]
I need to warn you upfront: This article may come across as a little harsh. I don’t mean to be harsh. I don’t intend to be mean. But this is a really important concept we need to keep in mind. The fact is simple: Our loved ones want us to transform and have a better […]
A huge piece of who we are is where we came from. Our personality and our beliefs are shaped from a very early age by the people around us and the stories they told.
We describe ourselves by our family name, our heritage, where we grew up, and our nationality. This type of connection to our past is important and healthy, but there are times when it becomes a problem.
It becomes easy to use these descriptions of who we are as a way of limiting ourselves unnecessarily, for example: