Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
The following is a true story about the unexpected gift I received as a workshop facilitator and experiential seminar leader. What could have been a disaster proved to be one of the best moments of my life. I was in Saddlebrook, New Jersey for a few days to co-facilitate a weekend personal growth workshop with … Read more
Little did I know what would happen when I took my first Group Dynamics psychology class in 1968. I couldn’t believe we were really being encouraged to delve into our deeper feelings. In my family we never did that!
~Preparing The Fertile Ground For Your Precious Seed Thoughts To Grow~ By Val Logan, D.D., C.C.H. When you are feeling good about yourself the world opens up to you. Life is easy. Life is good. Give Me Five! Yeah! This is what makes everything worthwhile. Have you experienced this before? I am sure you … Read more
Communication Issues Can Cause Very Painful Experiences
When someone betrays our trust…we usually feel pretty pissed off about it… OR we might feel badly hurt and withdraw. Do yourself a favor and don’t stop there. If you want to help make sure that it doesn’t happen to you again then become open to exploring what you can learn about yourself and what choices you made or didn’t make to contribute to this very painful outcome. Your first mission, if you choose to accept it, is to focus on developing your own trustworthy, reliable, accountable relationship with yourself.
In life, when we value ourselves…when we truly respect ourselves then we feel worthy. That is when we KNOW that we have the right to do our due diligence in all of our relationships, whether with a significant other, friend, business professional, co-worker or even the repairman.
Here’s a poem from my Queen of Playfulness, the one and only, Jeanette Logan. Get into your body, get to know your soul. Let it be ok that you may let go. Let’s see what we find locked deep inside. Have fun discovering your inner gold mine. Dare to be your brilliant self and shine! … Read more
This poem deeply touched me and it is a privilege for me to share it with you. It is taken from “The Book of Aquarius.” The author chooses to remain anonymous. I welcome any of your comments and questions about this poem. Enjoy!