Living from a Place of Surrender
Many years ago I read a fascinating book by Michael Singer entitled The Untethered Soul. The book intrigued me from beginning to end. I remember reading the words and thinking they were written precisely for me.
I think Singer was the first person to help me truly grasp what he called “the voice inside your head,” which he referred to as “your inner roommate.” I was already aware of this voice inside of my overthinking mind and therefore was so eager to learn more about it. Read more
The Power of Other People
There was a title that caught my eye in The New York Times on Sunday, Oct 29, 2017: Happiness Is Other People. Being that I have studied the science of happiness and have learned that happiness is predominantly an inside job, which has nothing to do with other people, I was very curious to read this article.
Ruth Whippman, the author of this article, having spent the past few years researching and writing a book about happiness and anxiety in America, came to the following conclusion: Read more
Your Very Own Wellness Practice
What does it mean to be spiritual, to invest in your wellness, to pursue self-help; what do these phrases imply? And how do we measure, define, truly understand and most importantly live these concepts?
I dare not even attempt to define spirituality nor what it means to be a spiritual person, for these phrases are entirely subjective and open to so much interpretation. As a spiritual seeker and a wellness coach, however, my intention is to expand my understanding of the spiritual path and thereby help to clarify the topic for myself and for others. Read more
A Missing Piece of the Mental Health Puzzle:
Mental health is a topic that is both front and center these days. It is a pervasive problem that affects everyone on some level and thus needs to stay at the forefront. But in addition, I am suggesting a slight, yet very important, shift of focus.
Many associate “mental illness” with extreme emotional suffering and “mental wellness” with emotional flourishing. This, however, is a very black-and-white understanding of mental health. I envision them both on either end of a spectrum, with a whole lot of middle ground (grey area) in between. Read more
“If I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong.
Or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my view.
Or if my emotion is less than yours, or more, given the same circumstances,
try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly. Read more
You are “Good Enough”—AS YOU ARE!
A few weeks ago I learned that a friend of mine had sadly taken her own life. As tragic as this was, I understood. For only a year and a half earlier had her daughter and only child, also taken her own life.
A truly heart wrenching story about the real-life experience of a mother and daughter who were both suffering from depression, battling their very own deep-seated feelings of helplessness and unworthiness. My intention is not to tell their story, but rather to speak in general terms to one single component of it—the unworthiness piece. Read more