Obstacles and Options

Obstacles are neither good or bad. They simply are. Obstacles exist because they do. The more we see the thing as it is, versus as we are, the less likely we are to take the thing personally. The size or scope of any given obstacle depends entirely on the person it is affecting. Proof lies…

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 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…

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… Racquel

When did you discover your personal voice… your personal power? I think that I am always discovering new layers of my personal voice, and it becomes more clear to me as the years add on.  I am the oldest of four and I can clearly recall how much pride I took in being a big…

I AM…

Who? What? The way we finish this sentence speaks volumes about the space that we currently occupy. Knowing this, we typically apply a ton of pressure on ourselves to finish in the most profound way possible… that we might appear favorable to ourselves and those observing us. What happens when you answer that question in…

Love, Cris

What is self care exactly? Does watching TV count? Is it as basic as taking a shower? Managing a nap? Honestly, the idea of ‘self care’ makes me feel like it’s okay for me to be selfish with my time, to do whatever I feel like calling self care at the moment (Even if it’s…

LOVE: Sit in the Feeling

What happens when you miscalculate a move? What happens when you make that miscalculation publicly? What happens when you miscalculate on a platform that is open to critical response? What happens when said response puts you on the defensive, and triggers the urge to explain yourself… or worse, attack the respondents? How much courage will…

Love, Jordan

Once upon a time,  the mere mention of ‘self care’ would make me cringe. I’d feel like: “What is this person even talking about… this new-age feel good whatever the hell spiritual/emotional/mental… what does it even mean? Today, I see that the truth was that I didn’t care enough about myself to practice self-care, so…

LOVE: Words & Weapons

“I’m so fat.” “I’m such a loser.” “My face is so ugly.” “My hair is the worst.” “I can’t do that because…” If I had a dime for every person who said those things and so much worse in my presence… I’ve often pontificated about the danger of weaponizing words, particularly against yourself. That if…