TRADING SHOULDS FOR WANTS
This is my THIRD return from an inner retreat in three years. First, it was mom’s illness. Then, her passing. Then, I jumped fully into the fire of remaking my life.
I grieved, took a break from my work, fell out of love, sold my home, fell in love, and set out on a traveling adventure with my new man (not in that order and with a…
In my last post, I shared insights from Sonja Lyubomirsky’s research-based book “The How of Happiness” (links below). If you missed my post, click here and learn what you can and can’t change about your happiness and how to do it.
Part One of Sonja’s book delves into the whys of happiness. It refers to studies and the state of current happiness research.
READY TO GET HAPPY?
I had the tremendous good fortune to stumble across the work of Sonja Lyubomirsky, the genius extraordinaire, who did us all a huge favor when she took up the study of what it takes to be happy.
Sonja has written two outstanding, research-based, books (links below) on the whys and hows of becoming and staying happy. Her insights and conclusions blew my mind, and they’ve changed my life….
Have you ever harshly judged another woman for not living up to your definition of right behavior?
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Once in a great while, I come across a writer and a writing that moves my center. My friend, Stacey Robbins, has penned a piece we all need to read.
I’ll warn you now, it’s raw, contains some adult language, and will call you on your inner BS (forgive me, I couldn’t find a more appropriate word). Also, it’s long. Make the time…
Have you ever achieved a goal, something that was supposed to make you feel wonderful once you achieved it, and still felt incomplete?
Do you long for something that you can’t even describe?
Do you ever find yourself in the midst of “having it all” and feel like something is still missing and whatever it is it makes you ache?
This is the sacred ache.
You are intuitive, whether you realize it or not. There’s a higher knowing within you. It’s always there and available to support you. It may communicate or express itself as a feeling, a vision, a voice, or a simple knowing.
The challenge for most people is in recognizing their intuition and distinguishing between it, the ego, emotions, and their thinking mind. Intuitive knowings aren’t like other types…
Hypocrite: a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs ~ (Merriam-Webster Dictionary).
Leah is the kind of woman we all want to have in our lives. She’s fun to be with, easy to talk to, and fiercely compassionate. If you’ve got a…
Love is the most powerful force there is and we can never have too much, yet so many say they have too little. Droves of us spend decades searching for it in schools, careers, gyms, nightclubs, and even grocery stores. We’re certain that some achievement, or person outside of ourselves, can give us what we so desperately seek. It’s a fruitless search.
Love is an inside job. You won’t attract genuine and lasting love in the…
After spending more than year focusing on the power of femininity and writing my book Resurrecting Venus: Embrace Your Feminine Power, I’ve learned that many women have no idea what femininity really means. Many women associate femininity with being weak, recessive, easy to take advantage of, or docile. Others think that it’s dressing in frilly dresses, batting their eyes, and eating finger sandwiches. Let’s clarify…