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February 2017

Anxiety: Getting Past the Awkward & Choosing to Engage in Discomfort

By | 2017-02-24T09:24:43+00:00 February 24th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Family & Parenting, Featured|

“No, not like that. Come on. Shake your arms out and make them loose. Just walk normally. Swing them normally.” I got better at it, but the humiliation of being distractingly self-conscious stayed with me.   By David Jones At one point in my childhood, I'd walk around without swinging my arms. I [...]

The One Thing That Creates Unhappiness, Relationship Problems & Frustration

By | 2017-02-21T21:31:13+00:00 February 21st, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Featured, Relationships|

We do it all day long: we tell ourselves a story about what’s happening in our lives, about other people, about ourselves.   By Leo Babauta   There’s a hidden mechanism that creates unhappiness, difficulty changing habits, relationship problems, frustration, anger and disappointment. Barely anyone is aware of this hidden mechanism, even though [...]

Is Your Cup Overflowing?

By | 2017-02-19T19:18:57+00:00 February 19th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Empower Me, Featured|

Whether it’s the blankness of a canvas to an artist, the silence between the notes in music, bare dirt for a new garden, the not-knowing openness of a scientist exploring new hypotheses, an unused shelf in a closet or cupboard, or some open time in your schedule, you need space to act effectively, dance [...]

Everyone Has a Critic (Even Buddha), So How Do I Handle That?

By | 2017-02-10T09:11:20+00:00 February 10th, 2017|blog, Buddhism, Buddhism for Dudes, Empower Me|

When a Buddhist strives for egolessness, he starts looking at himself as part of an organic whole as opposed to an individual, like a Marine in a platoon. “I” is not as important as the “us.” As you progress and shrink the “me” in favor of the “we,” really your only choice is to [...]

Grief Shines a Light into Every Corner

By | 2017-02-05T11:17:19+00:00 February 5th, 2017|blog, Empower Me, Family & Parenting, Featured|

This is hard work---unglamorous, and sometimes miserable. We cannot step into a fuller awareness of our lives and our self without the painful process of examining and sorting through our emotional, spiritual, and relational spaces.   By BethAnne Kapansky Wright  When I was younger, I used to have the misconception that as I grew [...]

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