The Household Guide to Not Being a Judgmental Twat

Mental illness is illness. It’s not a choice. Not a decision or a lifestyle. It’s an illness. Like most illnesses, there are a variety of severities and types. Some people might have a depressive period for a short time – just like someone might have a bout of glandular fever for a short time. It doesn’t last forever, … Read more

Codependency; the story of how we lost and regained our power.

Have you ever had a once in a lifetime opportunity presented before you, and you didn’t take it? How about just any opportunity? The second question is easy; the answer, a resounding YES. The first question is a little harder to discern, people have different interpretations of what that means. Most of our opportunities are … Read more

Midlife Enlightenment and Becoming Your Own Butterfly (or how to move on from being a disoriented grub)

Butterfly Life Cycle / Butterfly Metamorphosis “The pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterfly’s life.  As soon as a caterpillar is done growing and they have reached their full length/weight, they form themselves into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis.  From the outside of the pupa, it looks as if … Read more

15 Negative Attitudes of Chronically Unhappy People

15 Negative Attitudes of Chronically Unhappy People

Unhappiness is toxic. Throughout the years, I’ve learned there are certain traits and habits chronically unhappy people seem to have mastered. But before diving in with you, let me preface this and say: we all have bad days, even weeks when we fall down in all seven areas. “The mind is its own place, and … Read more

Mantra Meditation

Mantra Meditation

Mantra meditation, which predates Buddhism, probably by hundreds of years, can be practiced by anyone and at any time. The power of mantra meditation is it focuses our mind so that it is no longer cluttered with distracting thoughts. This allows us to relax, center ourselves and create a deeper sense of awareness. The origins of … Read more

How to Embrace Yourself

How to Embrace Yourself

“I am in Love with Love” “and Love is in love with me” “My body is in Love with the soul” “and the soul is in Love with my body” “I opened my arms to Love” “and Love embraced me like a lover” -Rumi- Persian Poet (1207 –1273) Embracing who you are can be scary, … Read more

Are You Making These 11 Mistakes In Meditation?

Are You Making These 11 Mistakes In Meditation

Do you meditate? I do. And meditation is like an heirloom to me. And one day I got a little worried. I didn’t feel much difference. I didn’t feel calm and peaceful like I was supposed to feel. In fact, I didn’t feel anything. Nothing has changed. I was still the irritable, depressed person that … Read more

12 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

12 Things People With Anxiety Want You To Know

Can you imagine living with a feeling of apprehension or fear that could descend on you at any moment without notice? The sense of danger or panic can be momentary or lingering. This sense of powerlessness can even create physical symptoms in the body. What about walking out of the door and all of a … Read more

Do You Know 35 Things People With Bipolar Disorder Want Their Friends to Know

For the 5.7 million American adults who live with bipolar disorder, support from family and friends can be crucial. But sometimes through all the ups and downs, miscommunications and misunderstandings can occur on both ends — it can be hard to know what to do or what to say when a friend with bipolar disorder isn’t … Read more