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Health Anxiety and Meditation – A Different Approach

Health Anxiety and Meditation – A Different Approach

Most meditations, including the ones I have led, tend to start with bringing your attention to your breath or your body. Get centered in the body. Out of the head and into your body. Use the breath and the sensations to ground you. That all sounds...

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No Wonder We Are Confused – Spirituality and Inner Work

No Wonder We Are Confused – Spirituality and Inner Work

As I said in my last post about choosing techniques and teachers: it’s a jungle out there. The next teaching is just a click away. You can binge-watch a series of videos about how the Self is all there is, that life is perfect and we are to just be...

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Should You Use This Method (Or Follow This Teacher?)

Should You Use This Method (Or Follow This Teacher?)

It’s a jungle out there. There’s a technique, course, and teacher for every conceivable angle of personal growth and spiritual development. They range from simple and free, to enormously complex, esoteric and demanding. How do you know if you...

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Is Healing Possible for Me?

Is Healing Possible for Me?

Is it possible for the body to heal? Is it possible for trauma to be released, for emotions to process? Anyone involved in inner work has some type of internal “yes” to this question. Otherwise, what would be the point in exploring these practices?...

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Self-Compassion and Unrealized Goals

Self-Compassion and Unrealized Goals

Whether you use the term “goals” or not, they tend to be on our minds this time of year. The aspirations for 2022, what we did or didn’t accomplish in 2021, our ideals around the big areas like health, money, and relationships… and all of the...

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Uninspired? Follow the Energy!

Uninspired? Follow the Energy!

Do you ever feel completely uninspired to act, even when you have good ideas, projects in progress, or activities you know you would benefit from? “I have all of these things I want or need to do, but the inspiration… the energy to act… it just...

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Romantic Rejection and Working Through It

Romantic Rejection and Working Through It

Rejected. Sometimes they actually say “no.” Sometimes it’s said without actually being said. Other times, we assume a reaction is rejection. Their response was not nearly as enthusiastic or as clear as we wanted it to be. Our interpretations can...

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It’s Not Safe to Have More Money

It’s Not Safe to Have More Money

Imagine giving every cent of your money away to charity tonight. How safe are you going to feel the next day? It’s pretty clear how intimately connected money and safety are in our culture. At least, it’s pretty clear in ONE direction: having money...

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