Better than a Magic Force-field: Dealing with a Difficult Family Member

In a couple of hours I’ll be taking my aunt to a doctor appointment. This is something we do quite frequently given that she has Alzheimer’s Disease and I am her Power of Attorney for Health-care. My aunt can be quite an intense person — very judgmental, self-centered and with a strong temper. I still […]

Building Confidence

When learning something new, we usually aren’t very good at it. Please know that this is normal. If you want to bolster your confidence with a particular skill, the best way to do that is to practice, practice, practice. If you are someone who expects yourself to be an expert with new skills or knowledge […]

On Wanting to Protect Others from Suffering

I caught myself the other day, composing a birthday post to a friend on Facebook, about to write “I wish you all good things.” I stopped in my tracks, thinking “is that really what I would wish for them?” While part of me certainly doesn’t want my friends and family to encounter hardships or to […]

Life Purpose in Dreams

Because our life purpose is so central to our lives, our dreams often contain information about it. While the entire dream would have to be looked at to understand the full message, here are a few symbols to look for in dreams that comment on our life purpose: 1. A dream character in a position […]

Life Purpose: 8 Key Points

1. Having a purpose to our life is universal. We all came to this lifetime with an intention. We have gifts we came to offer and learning we came to integrate. 2. Our life purpose is unique. Each person’s life purpose consists of their own blend of talents and struggles, carried out in their own way. […]

Clearing Yourself or a Space with Sage

Many Native American cultures have a practice of smudging, or cleansing with smoke. In fact, smoke is used in many spiritual traditions around the world as a vehicle for carrying prayers up to the Divine. You can smudge yourself, another person, or a space. Smudging yourself or someone else can help to clear away negativity, anxiety, […]

Conquering My Fear