When things work out, it affirms our personal power and our connection to God, possibly even leading to a quality of hubris. When things don't go our way, however, it relegates us to being confused and disconnected, and suggests that we're at fault for any imperfections in our life.
Success has ups and downs. Facing your fears is the key to happiness. And real success involves defining it on your own terms. The need for a universal definition of success is what constantly keeps us in a state of lack. Finding true success requires honoring the parts of you that are different than everyone else.
Would you ever think that Courtney Love would be the inspiration for restructuring an entire office culture -- which included building a yoga studio in our new office? Well, she was, and this is what happened.
Nothing about Congo is black and white, but watching the women share their lives and care for each other and themselves, there are hues of hope in every story.
According to Maimonides, there are 11 kinds of prophecy ranging from a simple type of Divine inspiration called "Ruach haKodesh" (the Holy Spirit) to the singular instance of the "face-to-face" communication that Moses experienced.
If we can learn to intentionally pay attention to our moments of vulnerability, without judgment, and meet it with a curious and caring awareness. We condition the natural ability to trust and rely on ourselves. But like anything, it takes intention, attention and practice.
The seduction of suffering. As human beings we subscribe to this myth. A lot. That if we aren't suffering in our work, in our lives -- pulling out ...
In my practice, it is extremely common for people to report experiencing a spike in anxiety and depressive symptoms on Sundays. After nearly 20 years of practicing as a psychotherapist, I recommend the following.
Reposted from RestorativeHealth.org It's no secret that scientists are abuzz about the benefits of meditation. Thousands of researchers, academics, a...
There are several underground therapeutic terms that circulate in the counseling biz. "CRAP" is one of them. It represents your issues, challenges, un...
Friends exert a "social contagion effect" and I think LGBT people need that effect to counter the negative impact of stigma and discrimination on our health. If friendship has the clout to heal us, there is huge power in our community.
If you're like me, much of your free time in February was spent glued to the TV. I know, I know; I'm always a proponent of getting off the couch and g...
There is a richness to an emotional life. A gift in feeling. It is a blessing to be aware enough of that which goes on inside and around us. It is a great gift to us as human beings that we can take in, process, and express our feelings.
The truth is no emotion surfaces from something outside of us -- it can only come up if it is already within us. People, places and situations don't make us feel anything; we choose to feel through our perceptions and through our conditioned filters.
Although it's less apparent, tending to your feelings is just as crucial as important in maintaining a healthy heart and body.
When you are nicer to yourself, you'll create a more fabulous world for yourself. Treat both you and everyone around you with kindness and respect, and your entire life-perspective will shift to a more joyful place!