Trick or Treat ?

Halloween has never been my favorite holiday.  One of the lowest points in my life occurred over a Halloween weekend when I was in college.  As the years pass, this holiday becomes less and less enjoyable for me.  Halloween is often marketed as a celebration of fear. ...

The One You Love is Closer Than You Think

This past weekend I devoured the book “Dying to Be Me” by Anita Moorjani.  It’s a book that has come up in conversation many times lately, so when I received an email from Hay House offering the ebook for only $1.99 this month, I downloaded it to my Kindle.  I’m so...

What’s Your Problem?

We think if we could just solve all of our problems, then we will be happy.  However, in this human existence, we are always going to have problems.  Think back on your life.  Was there ever a time when you were completely “problem free?”  This was the theme of a...

Expansion and Contraction

Every expansion is followed by a contraction.  As my friend and colleague Ed Miller from Bridges of Wellness says, this is only a bad thing if we judge it to be bad.  We embrace expansion, but we resist contraction.  When we breathe in our rib cage expands.  When we...

Can You Feel Your Feelings?

Can you feel your feelings?  This may seem like a silly question, but it’s really not.  Most of us avoid feeling our unpleasant feelings at all costs!  We learn to avoid pain and seek out only things that make us feel good.  Some spiritual teachings actually tell us...