Are you a compassionate person? I suspect that most people will answer by saying things like, “most of the time,” or “generally, yes.” But I’m intentionally looking for a “yes” or a “no” answer. And although this may cause some people to squirm a little, there’s a reason I ask the question this way. We […]
Being Your Best You
Many of us exist on multiple plains. There’s the you you are and there’s the you you can be.
Who you are right now is what you’ve come to accept about yourself. Often a self-fulfilling and self-limiting prophecy. It can be the echoes of your past, what you’ve been told and what you’ve come to tell yourself. Full of “could haves” and “would haves” and “should haves”. Not the recipe for happiness.
Who you can be is living to and recognizing your full potential. It’s seeing what’s possible and embracing the opportunities to stretch and reach and push beyond barriers that may in fact not even exist. It’s recognizing what role you have played in playing down your innate abilities or perhaps not even recognizing them.
Reaching that goal takes some self-examination, work and courage. But it is a goal well worth reaching for.
Live Conscious teaches you a new way to communicate all that you can be to yourself. It teaches you to see who has placed you in a corner. Usually that person is you. Once you see and accept your own worth you can build on it and increase it many fold.
Live Conscious frees you to shrug off the chains that have trapped you. It allows you to understand that you are the only one who is really in control and therefore, you are the one who has the power to change, re-right and re-direct your life. That is a powerful and transformative place to be.
Once you realize that the best you is the one that makes you happy, achieving that can be the adventure of a lifetime, full of joy, fulfillment and self-acceptance. Live Conscious can give you the tools you need to get you on your way.
Are you ready for a New Year? How different will it be from last year? Will you be far less anxious? Will you have much greater clarity about your life purpose? Will you free yourself of your negative self-talk? Will you love your partner as well as you’d like to—or finally attract the kind of […]
The Invitation—by Oriah It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for […]
There are two ways to be powerful—one is to use force, the other is to embody presence. Force may get you want you want, but you’ll leave behind messy emotional footprints. Embodying presence will get you what you really want—if you want a life without suffering. In the US elections in 2016 we see two […]
It is extremely important that we honor our truth, speak up for ourselves and create healthy boundaries. We all need to create safety in our lives, remove ourselves from abusive relationships and protect children who can be victims of abuse. The turning point in my life was when as an adult I confronted my father […]
Or in Perception Language we might say: “Why hold yourself back from growing younger? “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.” Mary Lou Cook In the year 2000 I went to Japan with my husband, Jake. He was teaching in Tokyo again and I decided to go along […]
What’s the right path for you? Where are you going—in terms of your self-improvement and personal growth? And how are you going to get there? Is there only one way, or many? Charting your own course This is kind of how I think about psychotherapy, as a chance for each of us to chart our […]
What are the Emotional Olympics? They are contests we all participate in every day. There’s the 100-meter dash in which our tempers flare up and we’re crossing the finish line before we even know it. There’s the 800-meter run in which some dysfunctional dynamic goes on and on and on until we have totally exhausted […]
We can learn to be more peaceful and, in turn, create a more peaceful world. I, along with 19 others, have just recently returned home from yet another remarkable retreat, or “lab” as we fondly refer to them. For me this retreat was sweeter than any previous—mostly because of the new material that Jake and […]
Rumi said: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” What do Live Conscious and Rumi have in common? The beloved Rumi, actually now one of the most widely read poets in America, was a 13th century […]