So…what do you want?

One of my favorite sayings of Dr. Phil is, "you've got to name it to claim it." This means two things to me: You can't change something within yourself that you don't acknowledge.You can't expect to get what you want if you don't even know what that something is. If you're struggling with this acknowledging and knowing, … Continue reading So…what do you want?

To be a simple man

 Lynyrd Skynyrd  understood what it was to be a simple man: Mama told me when I was young "Come sit beside me, my only son And listen closely to what I say And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day" "Oh, take your time, don't live too fast Troubles will come and … Continue reading To be a simple man

Quieting the logical mind

Actually, I'm not even sure if it's the "logical" mind that I'm talking about as much as the human side of our nature that seems magnetically drawn to mimic the behaviors of our peers and deem these practices a favorable formula for us to emulate. Logical seems a subjective term, because perhaps you don't consider following the herd mentality … Continue reading Quieting the logical mind

You are a seeker

Do you remember the moment you first questioned something that you'd never before thought to question? That moment when your certitude shifted from a this is what is because it is and always has been to a query of is it actually? And if it indeed IS, why is that and who decided that was so, and … Continue reading You are a seeker

Stick together and we can do this

9 years ago when my youngest graduated from kindergarten (and no, I can't believe it was that long ago, and yes, with my 2 eldest children graduating from college this week, I am suddenly feeling extremely verklempt, but that's a post of its own...) the theme of the program was the Robert Fulghum book All I … Continue reading Stick together and we can do this

Saying no out of love vs. yes out of fear

Years ago I watched an episode of The Suze Orman Show  that was about women feeling their power. "Are you a powerful woman?" Suze would ask each caller as she took their question. "um, I thought I was." "um, well, um, I don't know." "um, I think so." To which Suze finally made a caller ask her the same … Continue reading Saying no out of love vs. yes out of fear