What is Extreme Self-care? You know the distinction between self-care and extreme self-care by the lengths of your efforts. Self-care is not the same thing as getting our needs met. Extreme self-care is more commonly recognized and understood these days as “emotional intelligence,” knowing how to recognize and react healthfully to our own and other’s…… Continue reading Extreme Self-Care
Practicing a self-discipline that assists us to become our best version of ourselves is essential.
Feeling annoyed? Not quite sure what to do with yourself? I know you hate to admit it, but you’re feeling down, out of sorts, and at least a little depressed. Despite how successful you’ve been in the past, now you’re embroiled in conflict. You’re definitely not feeling corporate support. It’s crazy-making, but you feel their…… Continue reading A Disconcerting Realization
Metaphors for Personal Growth It’s springtime. At this time of year, I find myself staring out of a sunny window, enjoying the warm glow of the sun, and dreaming about spending time in my garden, tending to new growth—a little fertilizer here, a tiny little prune there. Gardening is a gentle and loving process. I…… Continue reading Head Gardener
When I was younger I spent time with friends in the evening and on weekends in a gym. We worked out hard with weights. I attempted to “beef up.” I was rather skinny as a kid. It was a great past time as well as a social event. Eventually, I took up jogging and participating in 10K races in and around my home. During the warmer months, I went fishing and hiking with the guys on weekends, which eventually gave way to golf. From my teenage years, I had always practiced meditation on and off. Mostly off to be honest, but as I got older that too has become more important to me.
What’s directing your life? Your short-term urges? Or your well thought out plans?
Personal Correction What is our personal best? Does it mean having to change the way we think about things? Who knows for certain? But one thing is for sure. You know when you really feel good, and that means something. But what really makes you feel good? A new car? Yep. A vacation away? You…… Continue reading Our Personal Best
My personal journey involves, among other things, acceptance of self, others, and situations. Self-acceptance of where I’m at, and where I’m not. Accepting that where I’m at is a limitation, but also a point or opportunity from which to grow.