When we meet a new friend, a boss, or even a new lover, we are sometimes awestruck about their wonderful qualities and place those above our own view of ourselves. In this temporary state of awe that occurs, as we selectively see qualities, we tend to overlook, denying or minimizing someone’s shortcomings. In this process, we may unconsciously believe that the sum of these selectively qualities somehow becomes a measure of their worth as a human. In comparison, our inner belief often highlights … [Read more...] about The Damage of Putting People on a Pedestal
As change experts, it’s interesting to see how water teaches us that everything is ever changing, as we flow through life. As water begins its journey from its original source, whether that’s through the sky, down stream from a mountain, or a lazy river, it finds its way into a place not necessarily knowing the destination. In some cases, we all start out living like water, coming from a place with a predetermined set of characteristics, challenges and unique gifts. As we flow through life, we … [Read more...] about Be Fluid Like Water
With the Holidays fast approaching, many of us are looking ahead and anticipating what the holidays will look like. Perhaps it’s about upcoming celebrations, a long to-do or shopping list, and the exciting buzz of preparations for gatherings and surprises. For others, the reflection of Christmas past, that included loved ones or cherished moments may weigh on expectations of what this holiday will be, as it draws closer. If you are considering Christmas past, or Christmas future, the reality … [Read more...] about Now is the Ultimate Present for the Holidays
Sometimes there is a slippery line between doing our best and trying to achieve perfection. There are so many influencers around us that consciously and unconsciously send a message that we need to do more, be more and achieve more to be successful. The promise is that if we do, we may achieve perfection and then somehow, get something we desire - like respect, appreciation, happiness or security. Sadly, that could not be further from the truth! When we strive to grow and achieve our goals, … [Read more...] about Perfection: An Endless & Empty Roller Coaster Ride
Life often feels like it’s passing us by. We rush from one thing to the next, trying to keep pace with our accomplishments and the hectic pace of life. We cram our schedules morning to night with activities because we feel we have to keep up. But in reality, rushing to check off another thing on our to-do list can then sometimes make us realize more tasks, which then get added to the list of things we need to do. In this way, we become even busier and less “present’ in our daily lives. What … [Read more...] about Savouring the Sweetness of Summer
Are Habits from Your Past Preventing the Future You Desire & Deserve? We live in a Western society where our left-brain focus is on the future most of the time. If you are not sure if that is true, consider any of your new year’s resolutions, goals that you’ve set, and any dreams that you may want to achieve. They’re all focused on the future and they all involve a goal and the process of CHANGE. When you work so hard to reach your goals, it can sometimes be a surprise to find out … [Read more...] about Is it possible to miss our old habits?