Self-acceptance


Can Your Feelings Get Hurt?

Can Your Feelings Get Hurt?

A friend offers feedback about your forgetting to call her for her birthday; a lover breaks up with you; a colleague tells you the email you sent has too many typos; a family member expresses their anger at you.  All these interactions can lead to you saying “Ouch, that hurts my feelings!” I’ve heard that expression so many times and became very curious about whether...

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Quieting the Inner Interrogator

Quieting the Inner Interrogator

The beginning of the year found you contemplating new actions you want to take. You can feel a certain kind of electricity in your body when you consider the kind of experiences you can have if you take action. And in an instant, that sense of electricity gets dimmed. Your inner knowing is overpowered by a familiar inner voice I call the Inner Interrogator. Yes,...

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Forgiveness: the Gift of an Open Heart

I sit with a profound sense of horror and awe for what happened in South Carolina. A young Caucasian man named Dylann joined an African American bible study group. After spending almost an hour with the group, Dylann allegedly took a gun and killed nine people. I hear the words “racial crime,” “murderer and hater” and “evil act” from the media. I understand people are...

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Living a Nourishing Life

Living a Nourishing Life

Living a nourishing life is not about accomplishing goals or having so-called worldly success. To me, a nourishing life is living life in alignment with what truly matters to us, what we value. When I was at the Social Venture Network conference in San Diego last month, I heard a man tell a story that resonated so deeply with the practice of Language Alchemy. In...

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