Eight Ways to Show Yourself More Compassion

  “Defeat the demons of self-doubt and self-loathing by being your own hero/heroine of self-compassion.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree, The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart   No one can feel loved outside of compassion. To be compassionate is to show mercy, tenderness, warmth and sympathy to another. But what about when […]

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… […]

Life- The Amusement Park

Imagine that you are at an amusement park. You are excited with childlike glee to be here. It’s a brand-new innovated park in which the “rides” are actual doors to whatever you wish to experience. The place is so expansive and massive, there seems to be no end to options. There are doors to any […]

Who is Responsible for All the Suffering in the World?

My diet today is approximate 90% vegan… I believe this video, along with others I have recently watched will take me to 100%   We have so many choices in our country and so much to sift through and decide. We have access to so many types of foods. Anymore, I can’t even purchase meat […]

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 […]