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Dealing with “toxic” people

Dealing with “toxic” people

So you feel you’re dealing with toxic people, and you want some help? You might be seeing a lot of these self-help-isms. “Get away from toxic people.” “Don’t let toxic people into your life.” “Some people are just toxic, and you need to let them go.” Perhaps you’re at...

handling difficult situations

handling difficult situations

As I recorded this episode, the Sonoma County fires of 2019 were happening (literally) and I live in Sonoma County, approximately 20 miles from the initial origin of the fires. I wanted to share an episode on using challenging circumstances such as these fires and how...

peace, hard-won

peace, hard-won

A shout-out to the people of the world whose peace has been hard-won, Who were not born with a sense that the glass is half-full or any other cheerful platitudes baked into their skin or psyche; Who have staggered backwards before they could take one clear step...

choosing who you surround yourself with

choosing who you surround yourself with

It’s common self-help advice that “you are the aggregate of the five people you spend time with” or to simply “let go” of people who are “toxic”--but is this way of being profoundly dehumanizing? In this podcast episode, I respond to a listener request to talk about...

learning to trust your intuition

learning to trust your intuition

Whether you have trouble trusting your intuition, or feel like you’ve got intuition on lock but could always use a few more insights, today’s podcast episode on learning to trust your intuition will break down some of the essential components. How do you know the...

recognizing self-sabotage

recognizing self-sabotage

Do you have trouble recognizing self-sabotage? That’s something of a trick question, because we typically only recognize self-sabotage in hindsight. In today’s Your Courageous Life podcast episode, I’m talking about how you can start recognizing self-sabotage *before*...