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Margaret Paul

The Quickest Way Out of the Dumps

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Life here is a great gift. In the spiritual realm, we do not come up against darkness -- the darkness that challenges us to discover our own light. Only by coming up against our own and other's wounds can we discover how to heal them.

Welcoming Our Ego-Wounded Parts

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just want to get rid of the part of me that gets angry so easily." "I hate the part of me that thinks about food all the time." "I just want to k...

Are You Stuck in the 'Resistance Syndrome'?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself stuck in your life, resisting doing what you really need to do? There is a good reason for this. Did you learn when you were gro...

What Really Creates Emotional Intimacy

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The more we practice staying connected with our spiritual guidance and our own feelings, the more we create inner and relationship safety.

Are You Addicted to Caretaking?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I had been caretaking for so long that it was habitual and addictive. However, once I realized that it was controlling rather than loving, I became determined to heal this addiction. I'm happy to say that loving myself and sharing my love with others is what I do most of the time now, and it brings me great joy!

Are You an Emotional Victim?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

None of us like to think of ourselves as victims. The term "victim" brings to mind a pathetic image of a person who is powerless. Therefore, it comes ...

Do You Demand or Do You Request?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When a person goes into resistance, they lose their caring. Sometimes the resistance is in response to your attempts to control, but sometimes it has nothing to do with you. Many people bring their resistance from childhood into the relationship and feel controlled by any request.

Attracting the Love of Your Life

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you are ready to attract the love of your life, then first become all you want the love of your life to be. Then you will be amazed at what happens!

The Thing About Horses

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Next time you are around horses, breathe deeply and get quiet inside. Tune in to them from your heart and you will feel the depth of these magnificent animals. If you open your heart and soul, you will understand why some of us have a thing about horses.

Finding Your Tribe

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is important for all of us to find our tribe -- those people we resonate with -- especially if you don't have that with your family of origin. There is a deep sense of safety in being with people with whom you can connect.

Do You See Yourself?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Elaina consulted with me because she felt filled with shame. A beautiful woman with a highly successful career, two children and a loving husband, Ela...

5 Ways to Manifest Your Dream Life

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

I've had many amazing things happen in my life that solidified my belief in the law of attraction. I've also come to understand exactly what we need t...

3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you often leave a conversation feeling drained, then you need to learn to be aware of what needy, draining people do that suck the life right out of you -- and what you can do to not get drained.

7 Ways to Care Rather Than Care-Take

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

When we are care-giving rather than care-taking, we do these things willingly because it is loving to ourselves and to the other to do so, and we do not feel the resentment that we often feel when we give ourselves up to care-take.

5 Ways We Push Away Relationships (And What To Do About It)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Is your primary intent in being in a relationship to get love, or is it to share your love with your beloved? If it's to get love -- due to your own self-abandonment -- then your challenge in attracting your beloved is to learn to love yourself and share your love.

'I've Got Your Back'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One of the wonderful things we have to offer each other in our relationships is to have each other's back. Being alone with difficult challenges is very hard. But all too often, this is not how couples relate to each other.

What Love Really Means (And How To Show It)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Learning to love yourself is foundational for being able to love others. The more you learn to be kind and gentle with yourself, rather than judgmental and rejecting, the more loving you will be with others.

Joy! Causeless Joy!

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Today was a great day, because I fully allowed love and beauty to open my heart to causeless joy. That joy continues as I share that now with you.

Are You Strong Enough to Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We cannot see the beauty in others when we are rejecting ourselves. When we allow others to define our worth, then of course we take it personally when someone rejects us -- because we have already rejected ourselves.

The Secret To Having More Ecstatic Moments

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If I'm not fully present with my heart completely open, then the above experiences will not feel ecstatic and luminous. Ecstatic moments occur only when you are fully present in each moment, with your heart completely open to all that life offers -- both the wonderful and the painful.

Conflict: 7 Decisions to Learn Instead of Fight

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If the other person never opens to caring conflict resolution, then you need to decide for yourself how to take loving care of yourself in the face of the unresolved conflict. This means accepting your helplessness over the other person and doing your own inner learning to discover what would be in your highest good.

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

8 Reasons to Develop Your Spiritual Connection

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is an incredible freedom to not be dependent upon others to show you what is best for you. You can learn to live your best life by learning how to stay consistently connected with your spiritual guidance.

What Do You Want to Manifest in the Coming Year?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The joy of relationships is to be able to connect from the heart and share love -- with a partner, parents, children and friends. If this is not your experience, then you might want to consider doing some inner work in the coming year.

Learning to Trust Again

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Now, instead of focusing on trusting others, I focus on trusting myself -- my feelings, my inner knowing, my intuition, my spiritual guidance. This lets me know immediately whether or not I can trust another.