At the end of the year, we typically create a photo collage as a keepsake to help us remember good experiences we had in the previous year. And then we turn it into a New Year’s Greeting card. View it here.
This interview took place online where I co-led a retreat workshop called Hawaiian Quest on the Big Island of Hawaii. We talked about how I work with people and the interviewer’s first-hand experience having worked with me personally.
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.
Inner Critic Strikes Again
One of the most destructive communication issues is the one that we have with ourselves when we get stuck in regret. Regret is a form of self-criticism. Regretting our choices from the past keeps us locked into a negative feeling. Our goal as humans is to grow and develop by learning from our successes and our mistakes alike. That is how we make progress. Making ourselves miserable from past experiences hampers our growth. What if we learned from our mistakes and began to feel good about them? Would our mistakes be any less joyous than our successes? It is through our challenging experiences along the way that we develop ourselves.