Depression
Nov23

Depression

Depression. It is something in our present culture we have difficulty talking about, yet each of us at one time or another have known someone or have been personally affected by depression. In the pit of darkness without a ladder, some remain frozen in this place for days, or weeks, or even years. It is the darkest night of the soul and perhaps the loneliest. One website page cannot do justice to the significants of this topic, but...

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Self-Love & Self Appreciation
Jun11

Self-Love & Self Appreciation

At times some of us have a tendency to associate the term “self-love” with narcissism; self-centeredness, or being egotistical, which leaves us with a bit of a conundrum. We don’t want to be thought of as a narcissist, and we have grown up being told not to be self-centered. This, then, raises the question, how can I love myself without being narcissistic? In his interview, Psycho-Spiritual Scientist &...

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Sarcasm, Really?
Feb28

Sarcasm, Really?

Sarcasm: The use of irony to mock or convey contempt…  Anyone who has suffered from the sarcastic remarks of others will not be too surprised to learn that sarcasm, “a cutting remark,” comes from a Greek verb, sarkazein, that literally means “to tear flesh like a dog.” Very early, though, this Greek verb came to mean “to bite one’s lip in rage,” and “to gnash one’s...

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Shame and Our Levels of Consciousness
Dec05

Shame and Our Levels of Consciousness

From time to time in our Monday evening circle we talk about Energy Vibration Levels and Levels of Consciousness. A favorite metaphor of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, a teacher of meditation and of the Sufi tradition was: Consciousness rides on energy… Consciousness is supported like a ball that floats on a fountain of energy. In his book, Power vs Force, David Hawkins talks about enlightenment as being at the highest vibrational...

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Shame Culture
Dec03

Shame Culture

Brilliant author Lewis Hyde takes us on a tour through the culture of shame and guilt, the art of shamelessness and living between two worlds. He weaves together stories of Coyote, the American immigrant experience, Ancient Greek mythology and Huckleberry Finn. Recorded at the 1995 Minnesota Men’s...

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Blame
Feb08

Blame

You are probably a bit of a blamer – most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty short inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behavior.   Article: Why We Blame Others Article: Why Do People Blame...

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Listening to Shame – Brene Brown
Jan25

Listening to Shame – Brene Brown

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.     Related: Vulnerability – Brene Brown Healing the Shame That Binds You Breaking the Chain of...

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John Bradshaw – Healing The Shame That Binds You
Dec05

John Bradshaw – Healing The Shame That Binds You

This lecture is based on John Bradshaw’s book with the same title..but in this lecture he only covers the first part of the book (the problem)..the second part of the book deals with (the solution) and the healing process.. Amazon: Healing the Shame That Binds You       Related: Listening to Shame – Brene Brown I Invite you to “Like” us and “follow us” on Facebook, and join the conversation in our Facebook...

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Shame
Oct16

Shame

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word. Brené Brown interview on Oprah...

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