“Energy vampires” are bullshit

“Energy vampires” are bullshit

People talk about so-called “energy vampires,” those people or situations or things that seemingly drain off our energy. You hang around them and you leave feeling tired–so they must have “sucked” the energy from you, right? Nope. They don’t...
Compassion is In Order

Compassion is In Order

I’m asking that you just stop. Let’s all stop. Let’s completely and totally stop, and just flip the script a bit. Pretend the following words are written by you, to you: Dear friend, I just want you to know that I’m really aware of all the places where I fail or...
suffering is optional

suffering is optional

Suffering is optional: For most people, this is a radical statement. “Whaddya MEAN, suffering is optional? Doesn’t feel optional to me.” We choose whether or not we suffer over the voices of our inner critic, what others think of us, the jobs we go...

Dialogue

Get present to–and still with–the parts of yourself that are a bit harder to be with. Today, dialogue with them. Talk to them as if they’re giving you some really helpful information, and if you can ignore the tone of voice or the worries that...
grateful heart

grateful heart

Get present to (meaning: get still with) gratitude. Get present to all that you are grateful for. Close your eyes and breathe for a moment (always a good place to start) and really think about how amazing it is that you have the body you have, with the cells...