Today I received an email from someone who follows me on social media. They wrote about how much they enjoy my writing and how it makes a positive difference in their life. It was a lovely note. When I read this email two things happened simultaneously for me: I felt wonderful. Of course, who wouldn’t… Continue reading Why We Run from Embodying Our Gifts
I always imagined that when I embodied my gifts it would be like the happy ending of a Disney Princess movie. I would be beautiful because my inner beauty is now shining out. People would celebrate me. I’d have lots of followers. I’d be in demand with lots of invitations to go to exciting events… Continue reading Embodying Your Gifts (What It Feels Like)
The Phrase, “getting out of your own way,” resonates deeply with a lot of people. As in “maybe I’m getting in my own way too much.” But what exactly does it mean to “get in your own way?” In my case, this was never a question I could solve with a spreadsheet. It was a… Continue reading Getting Out of Your Own Way
Today I have been in a place of my heart cracked open. I’ve been thinking about how I’ve been feeling creatively constipated. My problem isn’t a lack of ideas to develop. My problem is a lack of ideas that I want to develop. For example, I’ve been interested in acrylic painting and I have all… Continue reading When My Heart Cracks Open
Inspiration Stash is a new website based on an idea I’ve been thinking about for a very long time. The idea for this website occurred while listening to a talk on what the speakers called the “Inspiration Economy.” An inspiration economy occurs when economies based on a consumer purchasing engine reach a level of saturation.… Continue reading The Inspiration Economy
The word “Inspiration,” comes from the Latin inspirare, “to breathe into” or “to draw air into the lungs.” Beginning in the 14th century, the English usage of inspire referred to the taking in of Divine influence, that is to be “divinely inspired.” We see inspiration as something which comes from a force greater than ourselves.… Continue reading Creating a Stash for Inspiration
In the post, Healing a Legacy of Trauma, I write about how many cultures believe that when we die, our spirits don’t immediately shed the concerns they had in the physical world. In fact, quite often, the spirts of those who have died, remain in the physical world as “troubled spirits.” These troubled spirits often… Continue reading Who are the Ancestral Guides?
I’ve mentioned that healing my ancestors became important to me because it was through healing my ancestral lineages that I, too, began to heal. Initially, my desire to learn more about my ancestors and to connect with them occurred when I found out my dad needed to be in a nursing home. My dad had… Continue reading How I Got Involved in Ancestral Healing
With years of therapy, coaching, and a plethora of self-help programs, it never ever occurred to me that I might want to consider how the pain and trauma experienced by my ancestors might be contributing. Like many people in the United States, I believe that when we die, our spirit somehow lives on. But it… Continue reading Healing a Legacy of Trauma
In my work, I refer quite often to my “ancestors.” But what does this term “ancestors” actually refer to? I know when I hear the word, “ancestors,” the image that comes to mind is of Sunday school illustrations of Old Testament stories. As a Jewish kid I learned about the Patriarchs: Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob… Continue reading Who are the “Ancestors”?