I very recently had the opportunity to visit historic Philadelphia for the first time. I assumed my connection to the place would come from the true awesomeness of being able to stand in places and touch items that are deeply profound to our great nation’s creation.
Yes, and… A full-body Holy Wow:
Physically standing in our nation’s history simultaneously with my own, I profoundly realized an Archetype of Independence. This became especially clear during a guided tour of Independence Hall. This archetypal pattern of Independence supports and guides us today, when we have to make the personal hard choices of breaking away in order to be true to ourselves. Whether physically or metaphorically. Read More
Have you ever been in a conversation with a loved one in which you both just weren’t connecting? And the harder you tried to communicate, the worse it all went?
If you’re breathing, I’ll bet the answer is yes. (Because I’m breathing, too.)
Here’s what is actually happening, and here’s what you can do when you’re in it: Read More
The other day I put my swimsuit on, to go sit in our new-to-us hot tub after a day of power washing the house in preparation for upcoming staining. I had one leg in, and was just putting my other foot through when a ginormous spider crawled out of my swimsuit and onto my hand.
I was having lunch with a friend, and in catching up on our lives the talk turned to personal awareness. She shared that she was taking the initiative with her home projects instead of waiting for others to get her hints to begin. I shared that I was learning to recognize my own feelings versus becoming consumed by my empathy.
“What do you mean by ’empath’?” She asked. Read More