The Art of Self-Love

Updated Feb 25, 2016 (Originally published Nov 28, 2012) When you love yourself, you love the world. When you love the world, you change the world. A riddle for you. What’s one thing that allows happiness to blossom, makes health flourish, and can make you cry like a puppy lost in the snow? You guessed it. Love! Okay, but enough about non-specifics.

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Love & Passion Relationship Coaching

Take an honest look at your intimate relationship. Is it missing passion, alignment, engagement, or support? Does your relationship feel like it’s missing that electric energy, which was there in your first months or first years together? Are you settling for boring and disconnected, believing that this is how all relationships end up? Even worse, do you worry that you and your partner are drifting apart or heading for divorce?

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Remedies for Coping in Tragedy

Of the many uncertainties that tragedy leaves us with, I know one thing is true: we must be warriors in our daily lives. In the wake of Boston bombings, just a few short months post-Newtown, we feel vulnerable, confused, angry and raw. Why is this happening? What’s wrong with this overcrowded, stressed, and unpredictable world? Many people say this is a world they do not want to live in, and this is a tragedy too.

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Forgiveness Action Plan

Weigh out the cost of happiness and freedom versus anger, blame, and misery. What is your life – your very short and precious time in this body – worth to you? Will you remain comfortable with this reality that you have always known, even if you know you aren’t as happy as you could be? Or will you take the reins to your life back and steer yourself toward a joyful, peaceful, vibrant reality?

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Finding Forgiveness, Part II

Please visit the last post “Finding Forgiveness” for Part I of this journey. How the forgiveness journey begins: In week #1 (this week), Lama Marut asks us to look our pain square in the face. This might sound easy, but it does require the wisdom to know why it is essential in order to fuel our courage to take action. First, we must admit that we are actually in pain. Many spiritual practitioners are in denial of their pain, which retards their progress and prolongs their suffering.

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Love is a practice

“Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish. If you are not capable of generating that kind of energy toward yourself- if you are not capable of taking care of yourself, of nourishing yourself, of protecting yourself- it is very difficult to take care of another person.

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