37 posts from year 2015

Merry Christmas!

I love this time of year as people all around the world are celebrating for many reasons. Collectively, it is indeed a very special and sacred time. Whatever festival of light you personally choose to celebrate, may it fill you with love and light, and may the new year bring you much inner peace, joy, and prosperity. I am so grateful for you! Merry Christmas!

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One More Thing I Think I Know About Personal Branding

It's About Sharing. While the web is a powerful tool for developing our personal brand, it's important to remember that the web isn’t primarily a medium for information, marketing, or sales. It’s a place for people to meet, talk, create, disagree, rant, and love. In a similar vein, authentic marketing is about creating conversation and connection. You cultivate this by sharing what you care about, and what you know. Putting this understanding together, that the web is a medium ...

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

The messenger brings with them a message that is not really their own. It has been given to them, to deliver to you. If you don't like their message, if you don't want to receive what they're sharing, you may feel angry with them. You might want to shoot the messenger. But consider, is it the message you don't like, or is it the person delivering it? There is a difference. If it is the message you disagree with, take a moment before you shoot the messenger. Consider that your disagr...

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Emotional Self-Abandonment

We, as humans, have a tendency to use our mind to negate our emotions. We use our mind as a tool to abandon how we feel. I know, personally, I often use my mind to abandon my negative feelings, especially when they are directed at someone I love. In these moments, I'd rather pretend the feelings aren't there... than explore why they are. The result of doing this, of locking up my sensitives in my logical mind, is that I disown my feelings and my emotional needs. For some of us, we ...

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Reality is What You Make It

Despite how we talk about it, reality isn't one thing. One stream. One truth. Reality is defined and designed by you, the individual. And, by design, you get to decide how "real" you want your reality to be. You are given the possibility, and the imperative, of being able to bring into reality the things that are truly real, and truly healing for you. If you decide that your reality is full of lies and half-truths—or even a casual ignoring of the truly real—then this is your ...

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