Lighten Up

Give yourself a break.  Don’t spoil yourself, pamper yourself, or put your selfish desires ahead of everything else.  Just give yourself a break.  Don’t be so hard on yourself.  Be kind to yourself like you would a close friend.  Don’t ignore your responsibilities, buy things you cannot afford, or believe that you are owed anything…

Waiting For A Solution

There are many problems that cannot be solved by thinking our way through them.  No amount of reason, creativity, or worry will solve them.  Sometimes the only solution is patience.  This is not easy, however, especially for those of us who are internally driven to action.  Waiting can feel like torture when we desperately want,…

Purpose Or Patience

Being aimlessly busy is just as counterproductive as being lazily idle. In fact, it may be more so.  The problem with being aimlessly busy is that it has the potential to take us quite far off track without our ever even noticing.  The busier we are with no clear direction, the farther we go.  Without…

Expansive Adversity

Adversity has the potential to give us empathy. If we allow it to, it can help us to see the world in a whole new light.  Experiencing our own fragility and vulnerability helps us to see how fragile and vulnerable others are. This experience, if we are conscious enough and willing enough, can actually increase…