You may be like many today who call themselves spiritual rather than religious. You have lost trust in religion. You no longer see the relevance of faith communities.
You may be among the many who have wandered away from religious institutions and still hunger for mystery, interconnectedness, hope, and community.
Yes, you can have a deep relationship with God without ever entering a church or synagogue or mosque. The advantage of being a part of a faith community is that you have people to support you on the journey. Continue reading →
You have an inner critic. You will never get rid of it. Instead of fighting it the best plan is to befriend it. Your inner critic wants to keep you safe in the limitations of your ego. As a child, … Continue reading →
The Enneagram is a psychological-spiritual tool that can help you to become more balanced in your three energy centers, head (thoughts), heart (emotions) and body (sensations). It is a map for personal growth.
This map will help you to notice when you are getting healthier or staying stuck in the limitations of your ego. The Enneagram not only reveals your level of health, but it also gives you clues to help you become more balanced.
What makes a good relationship according to your Enneagram type? It depends on the emotional, mental and physical health of you and your partner. It requires you both to be as healthy as you can be in your Enneagram type. Continue reading →
Who is God for you? God is more than any one of us can imagine.
It is God who gives you life. It is the Spirit that connects you to all people and life on planet earth. It is Holy Oneness that gives you direction in life.
Connecting to God in everyday life is possible. It is possible because God resides right within us and around us. Continue reading →
Raising children is one of the most challenging responsibilities you can take on. There are hundreds of books out there to help you parent. But in the end, you need to figure out what is best for you and your children.
How we parent can impact the lives of your children? You need to raise your children with love, patience and appropriate boundaries. You are not perfect, and you will make mistakes. If you stay healthy and do your best, your children are more likely to mature into responsible adults. Continue reading →
arenting is one of the most important and challenging jobs in the world. Being a single parent is even more challenging. No child comes with instructions. Every child is different. You are still going to need friends and family to support you.
You have already learned some of the styles that work for you and your children. Each of the styles I am going to mention is general. You are going to need to find what works for you.
I am using the word “styles” in its broadest sense. It is more than methods of parenting. It also includes taking care of your own psychological, physical, mental and spiritual needs. It is important for you to be healthy to parent well. Continue reading →
When you were young your ego kept you safe. It helped you to become your own person differentiating yourself from others. It prevented you from making choices that could hurt you.
Your ego helped you to deal with the messiness of life. It was like a parent for you especially if your parents were not present or helpful.
The positive intent of your inner critic is to keep you safe. It is that part of your ego which exists to keep you under its influence. As I said above, the ego played an important role in helping you to survive your childhood. You would not have survived without it.
When you grow into adulthood the ego and the inner critic can get in your way if you are not aware of how it is impacting your life. Continue reading →
It is never easy dealing with a person who has a toxic inner critic.
The inner critic is that part of our ego that tries to keep you safe by locking you into the status quo. You can recognize the inner critic by its loud, impatient and demeaning voice that does its best to prevent you from leaving your comfort zone. Continue reading →
Every organization requires its unique style of leadership. There are many books and consultants out there with great tools for guidance, but no one model can meet your needs. Room always needs to be left for flexibility. Here are ten ways to ensure you have the best leadership model for your organization: Continue reading →