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Harnessing The Power of Productive Obsessions

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

In working with clients as a family therapist, creativity coach and meaning coach I began to see the following recurring pattern: clients would quickly lose interest in activities, projects, relationships and careers that they had started with great enthusiasm.

They would even lose interest in solving the pressing problems that had brought them to me. What was going on? Why were we as a species burdened by this debilitating penchant for starting things with great energy and passion and allowing the fire to die out in no time?

The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

He who sits in the house of grief will eventually sit in the garden.” — Hafiz

Hard times, more than any others, reveal to us the truth that the signature of our humanity is our emotional nature. What differentiates us from stones and butterflies is the degree to which what happens to us affects us on an emotional level. We don’t just experience things ― get a divorce, lose our house, watch our dog die from eating poison ― we have feelings about these events. It is the depth and nuance of our feelings ― of our joy, sorrow, anger, and fear ― that give texture to our humanity.

How To Transform Fear And Grief Into Joy And Inner Peace

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Would you like to be more focused, confident and relaxed, even in the midst of chaos?  Have you ever found yourself distracted in a situation in which you needed to be focused? An ability to focus and be highly productive is one of the greatest benefits I can attribute to a consistent practice of expressive meditation techniques.

Let’s define the word focus. Think about this: when you take a magnifying glass, aligning it with the sun’s rays and focusing it on a piece of paper, at some point the paper will catch fire. You have harnessed the power of the sun’s rays for a specific result. This illustrates the power of harnessing your energy to focus on something specific to get a very powerful outcome.

When God Spoke To Me – She Is Mine

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

I was terrified – crying out to Him with all of my heart. I couldn’t believe God was speaking to me, nor could I believe He would say this … ask this. Not now. I grew up in a non-religious or spiritual home. We neither read the Bible nor attended church, except for Easter Sunday. I began talking to God at 13 when I discovered my parents were not my biological parents. It didn’t matter that I never heard a response from Him. He was my “imaginary friend.”