Loving Me! Finding Your Way from Self-Loathing to Self-Love!

“A healthy self-love means we have no compulsion to justify to ourselves or others why we take vacations, why we sleep late, why we buy new shoes, why we spoil ourselves from time to time. We feel comfortable doing things which add quality and beauty to life.” – Andrew Matthews   Self-hate is probably the […]

Do I Need a Therapist?

  Just short of turning 40 I began to noticed that with each passing day I was becoming more and more depressed. This took me by surprise because I had always been a pretty positive, upbeat person. After a while I also began having frequent nightmares and it wasn’t long following that I had an […]

Trying to Get it Right

A Poem I wrote today about the struggle in trying to get something right!                   Trying to Get it Right Written by: Elizabeth A. Van Cleve I heard you the first time and tried to get it right But my memory and my will Got into a […]

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 […]

Hi Vibes for the Wounded Soul; the struggle is real!

As a child, the mental and emotional abuse I endured was almost unbearable. There was some physical abuse as well, in the form of corporal punishment that never matched the “crime.” Most of the time I had no idea what I had done wrong, but my father seemed very adept at pulling heinous crimes out of […]

The Eye of the Universe

I wanted that bean burrito with warm refried beans and mounds of sharp cheddar cheese oozing over them I craved that bean burrito topped with dollops of creamy white sourcream and a handful of salty black olives I stirred a small pot of warm the beans in mounting anticipation proud of choosing to eat what […]

How Can I Help Those Who Feel Lost?

When grappling with how to reach out and help others that may be struggling through darkness, ask yourself three questions- Who inspired you to believe in yourself, to strive for a better life and/or to have great faith? Why did they inspire you? What did they do or say? Then ask yourself the next three questions: […]

Making Meaningful Connections

All human misery stems from disconnection. Pain is physical, mental or emotional suffering at varying intensities. Pain tells us something is out of balance and even life threatening. Misery is extreme distress, and wretchedness of conditions or circumstances and definitely carries the component of pain. Humans are designed for connection. The only thing that connects […]