The Setback

Just imagine: you’ve been smart about it all. You’ve planned, you’ve budgeted, you’ve saved… you’ve dotted every i and crossed every t. You’ve said all the right things, met all the right people, and followed the proper trajectory on your path to ultimate success… …and suddenly you’re behind 8 ball. Beyond things coming to a…

Help.

These days, you can throw a pebble in any direction and hit a Life Coach. They come in all shapes and sizes, and flood your social media platforms with anecdotes and buzzwords meant to lure you into trading currency (energetic or physical) to learn more. With the help of inspirational quotes, good lighting and great…

Walking Away

“It takes empathy to meet people where they are. It takes empathy, wisdom and a considerable amount of courage to leave people where they are.” Part of Protecting Your Spirit and taking stock of The Energy Bank involves the sometimes difficult task of walking away. When do you know when it’s time to go? How…

The Currency of Time

One of the most precious commodities afforded to us is time. It is also one of the most wasted. When we’re young, time tends to drags and seems an endless chasm with which to fill with everything we can possibly imagine. As we get older, our perspective tends to shift in the opposite direction… with…

Ego & Empathy

How much do you need Ego? How much do you need Empathy? The enlightened zygote would have you believe that you need less of the former and more of the latter. But like everything else in life, striking a balance between the two might be the most realistic form of existence. You actually need Ego,…

Protecting your Spirit

“It is up to the GIVER to set limits, for the RECEIVER never will.” If you’ve ever ended a personal phone call and just wanted to take a nap, you know the feeling of depleting yourself physically or energetically at the behest of another. Daily demands often require that we be present for any number…

Reclaiming your Time

“Here you sit, among the ashes of your own doing: of words never meant to be said… of actions never meant to be carried out… to exist within the scorched earth of your existence. To stay or to rise is to power all thine own.” What now? It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with emotion once…

The Breakup and The Mirror

They say that if you ever want to see the ugliest side of a person, divorce them. Breakups… from jobs, places, situations, other humans… can be the nastiest experience that some of us will ever endure. Breakups call forth all manner of chaos and emotion: in addition the inevitable pain, anger, tantrums about how unfair…

START

Inhale… Here’s the reality for many people: they know WHAT they want. They don’t know HOW to get what they want. Even without the loftier wishes, hopes and dreams of the most ambitious of imaginations… getting started is often the hardest part. The naive will say ‘just start.’ Okay. Just start WHAT? The crafty will…

I AM… Ready

Plans. We all have them. Some of use talk about them. Some of us realize them through action. Some of us are forced into action by some external force that leaves us little to no choice in the matter. And some of us sit… and wait… and wait… and wait for just the right time….

I AM… Mother

This post is dedicated to the people who do good in this world, but are shy about recognizing their contributions. The person in this next story would rather live the life than talk about it. So we’ve been tasked with sharing her story with the world, while also keeping her anonymous. THE FOSTER MOTHER: This…

I AM… Jodi

Jodi might be the happiest person I know. I don’t mean happy in that over-the-top way that makes you question a person’s sanity. I mean that she is a genuinely happy human who makes you feel like you are blessing her with your presence (even though it’s seriously the other way around). I first met…