Am I Nobody?

Morning wakes us with a start; some of us rush into the day with no time to spare. Others lag around in their sleep-wear, sip on warm liquid and contemplate the day ahead. Then, there is that morning, where you find yourself alone, with more choices about how to spend your time than you care […]

5 Types of People You Should Immediately Quit Giving Your Time and Attention To

It has been said that time is our most precious commodity. It is the one thing we have to spend that we can never buy back. All of us live within the same, 24 hour, framework of time.  Sometimes we wish we had more time to do the things we really love or to spend […]

Why the “Blame-Game” Has No Winners

Blame: assigning responsibility for a fault or wrong When we are healing from childhood abuse, it is often necessary to revisit traumatic experiences. The emotional intensity we experience as we walk through these horrific memories can be excruciatingly painful. It is vital to our healing that we validate, comfort and overwrite the experience with a […]

Five Instant Self-Confidence Boosters

Many of us know how it feels to be around other people and feel overly self-conscious and small. The following are five actions steps you can take immediately to bolster your self-confidence. Body Posture- Become aware of your sitting and standing posture. Bring your shoulders up to your ears, back and then down again. Lift […]

Made of Starlight

Made of Starlight Written by Elizabeth A. Van Cleve Descending in to an abyss, I awoke, and it was dark; But fireflies flitted about. I laughed and danced and chased them, tried to catch them, until I tripped and fell and descended yet deeper, where it was darker. The fireflies flitted about and I cried… […]

What is RIGHT with Me!?

When someone else comes against us, discourages us, rejects us, misunderstands us, makes fun of us, breaks up with us, or is just plain mean to us, after grappling through the initial blow and shock of what just happened, more often than not, we start to ask ourselves, “What is wrong with me?” Lets put […]

Why Are They Rejecting Me?

One of the most painful human experiences is that of rejection. This is because we are all interconnected and love and acceptance is a primal need. Rejection is difficult to deal with for anyone and the difficulty increases when it comes to close friends and family, the ones we feel most connected to. Their are […]

Start Your Day with Awesome Sauce

Good Morning! Here is quick morning practice to do before you even get out of bed that can add that extra awesome sauce to your day! As soon as you wake up say “Good Morning” out-loud with a smile on your face. Next, say out-loud, three things you are thankful for; e.g. Thank you for a safe […]

How to say NO nicely

  “NO” tends to have such a negative stigma to it, and yet it is possibly the most powerful word in our vocabulary when we learn to use it regularly in our lives. You see in this world of duality we have both YES and NO-  and together they are called CHOICE! As we move toward wholeness and […]

With Brave Wings She Flies!

By Elizabeth Van Cleve July 4, 2014, edited August 10, 2016 It’s been over two years since I left the church I had been a part of for close to 20 years. With all the courage I could muster, I walked out of the inner world of protocol, dogma and dictation and out into a world […]