Monthly: January 2017

You Decide

January 31, 2017

This is an old lesson, but it bears repeating and remembering. We don’t have to let anyone control our lives, our choices, our joy. No matter how well we thought…

The Basics – Day 2

January 31, 2017

“I came from a crazy, neglectful family,” a woman said. “I was fifty-two years old and I didn’t know what it meant to take care of myself.” Application: The basics…

The Basics – Day 1

January 30, 2017

“Isn’t everyone codependent?” a woman asked me. “Maybe,” I said. It is easy to get embroiled in other people’s dramas. Isn’t it even easier to see what other people need…

Balance

January 29, 2017

Seek balance. Balance emotions with reason. Combine detachment with doing our part. Balance giving with receiving. Alternate work with play, business with personal activities. Balance tending to our spiritual needs…

Set yourself free

January 28, 2017

I’ll let go tomorrow; I’m having too much fun torturing myself today. No, that’s not really it. I’ll let go tomorrow; the things I’m holding on to need me to…

After-Burn

January 27, 2017

“How could I do it? How could I say it? Even though I meant it, I still feel ashamed, guilty, and afraid.” This is a common reaction to new, exciting…

Gifts, Not Burdens

January 25, 2017

Children are gifts, if we accept them. — KATHLEEN TURNER CRILLY Children are gifts. Our children, if we have children, are a gift to us. We, as children, were gifts…

Let go of resentments

January 24, 2017

Resentments are sneaky, tricky little things. They can convince us they’re justified. They can dry up our hearts. They can sabotage our happiness. They can sabotage love. Most of us…

Letting Go of Worry

January 23, 2017

What if we knew for certain that everything we’re worried about today will work out fine? What if . . . we had a guarantee that the problem bothering us…