Weaving Stories with Your Words

I spent about 20 years of my life sitting on a couch facing a talk therapist, week after week telling the same story in new ways, making incremental progress that felt often as if I was banging my head against a brick wall trying to understand what was 'wrong' with me. When I began my…

Let Go of Expectations

All of life's experiences are fleeting, like bubbles floating on the breeze. Nothing stays the same forever. Wanting things to stay the same creates expectation. Unfulfilled expectation leads to suffering. What's more is that trying to keep things the same prevents natural evolution from occurring, which eventually generates a feeling of being stagnant or trapped.…

Choose Curiosity

When things do not go the way you planned, and a challenge presents itself rather than a success, do you label your choice as a 'mistake' and go over and over in your mind what happened? Do you have an inner voice criticizing you for doing it 'wrong'? According to the Toltec wisdom of don…