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Joy 101 — How to Open the Door to Your Emotions

Joy, or her gentler sister, happiness, can seem elusive. We have been told by our society we will be happy when we achieve a goal or gain an item we have coveted. I'm here to tell you joy can be found without any of that. Not only can it be found, without those items and experiences, … Continue reading Joy 101 — How to Open the Door to Your Emotions

Meditation 101 — 4 Things You Need to Know

When someone says they exercise, it really does not describe what they do. That's not to say they may or may not actually exercise, it is just that what one person considers exercise may be the typical day for a person who does not consider themselves an "exerciser" at all. A completely sedentary individual may … Continue reading Meditation 101 — 4 Things You Need to Know

Moments

Our life is composed of moments. We like to dream about wonderful things like unfathomable riches, or a great vacation, getting that ring or promotion, but the truth is, we are living right now. So, how do you feel right now? It is not too much of a leap to guess that you are warm, … Continue reading Moments

Stories we Tell Ourselves

The overlaps between both the ancient and the modern spiritual philosophies is significant to me. Recently, at my Vipassana retreat, Goenkaji spoke about "Saṅkhāra" he explained craving and aversion as causing these.  Basically, he was discussing thoughts that form when you are not happy with the present moment. All of the regrets, worries, hopes and desires … Continue reading Stories we Tell Ourselves

Noah Cyrus – Make Me (Cry) ft. Labrinth

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXyBcKV0UIo Make Me Cry  by Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth, is a song written about how it feels to be in a pathological relationship. "I've never needed you like I do right now. Make Me (Cry) by Noah Cyrus ft. Labrinth, is a song written about how it feels to be in a pathological relationship. "I've … Continue reading Noah Cyrus – Make Me (Cry) ft. Labrinth

Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Trailer

http://www.julieharrison.ca/family/personal-style-sacrificed-at-the-altar-of-family/ Once again, my sister Vicki and I found ourselves without food in the house. The difference this time was that we knew where there was food. My parents owned a tent-trailer. The shell of the trailer was made up of metal. When open, the top of the shell became the roof. It was held … Continue reading Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Trailer

Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Doctor

It's just a fragment of a memory, out of context, out of time, but a dramatic one none-the-less. My mother is in her room, on her bed, writhing in agony. She is wailing in pain and sobbing. My father is pacing back and forth in the livingroom, lost, unsure of what to do. I am … Continue reading Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Doctor

What if We Chose to Be Here?

It seemed like a simple question, but the more I pondered it the more I recognized it was rewriting how I told my story. For years, I've said, "I think I chose to be here" and in a recent conversation with a friend, I turned it around and said, "What if we all chose to … Continue reading What if We Chose to Be Here?

Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Cavity

The memory is isolated from context, age or other circumstances. The best I can do is narrow it down to a period between the ages of 9 and 15 because I moved into this particular house when I was about to turn 9 and moved out on my 15th birthday, but I digress. I had … Continue reading Narcissism-Scenes From the Front Line — The Cavity