The Energy Bank

Energy, like time and money, is currency. We give it, we share it, we receive it. Since we cannot create or destroy energy, we have no choice but to view it in terms of quality and quantity. Whether we respect it or not, we all have a proverbial energy bank. Typically we come to respect…

Self… Time… Expectations…

Manage. Management is part of identifying the how of things. Management is not consecutive or linear, and often requires that we be open to the actual fluid nature of existence. The more we are open to the idea of management, the better we are able to manage. Once you’ve identified the ‘what’ (that you want),…

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…