Reactance is the negative feeling that emerges when people experience a perceived threat to or loss of their personal freedom. Experiencing reactance can motivate you to either move towards or withdraw from or avoid something or someone.
Stoicism is an ancient Greek philosophy developed by Zeno of Citium who lived in modern day Cyprus in 300 B.C. The ideology argues for the development of self-control, fortitude, clear judgement, and inner calm as strategies for overcoming negative emotions and freeing ourselves from suffering. Zeno saw his philosophy as a way of life thatContinue reading “I’m A Stoic and I Didn’t Know It: The Philosophy of Stoicism”
How do you stop seeking validation from others?
I’m sure you’ve heard of the expression “I’m in survival mode” a few times in your life. Maybe you’ve even used it to describe yourself. When you feel like you’re just existing and constantly dealing with stress or hardship, you’re probably in survival mode. Survival mode implies a feeling of lack rather than abundance. PeopleContinue reading “How to Recognize Survival Mode and Get Out of It”
As a leader, we want to keep our vulnerable side close to us. To make a real connection, however, a balance is needed between showing strength and opening up. It’s normal to want to show people your best self. But, what if your best self includes your compassion, your honesty, and your ability to connect with others by being real?
“The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” ~ Eckhart Tolle I read the Power of Now 15 years ago after following the Oprah Winfrey series on Ekhart Tolle’s A New Earth. It was a game changer for me. I had gone throughContinue reading “Are you saying yes to the present moment? Here’s how you can”
Spirituality author Esther Hicks says that you are the only person who can allow or block good things from coming into our life. She calls this way of “not allowing” resistance. We’ve talked about resistance before. People resist when they’re out of alignment with what they truly want. In fact, feeling truly worthy means thatContinue reading “How to Start Feeling More Worthy of Good Things”
“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie How do we overcome our fear to take decisive action? Here are three reasons making decisions out of fear can hurt you. Fear keeps you stuck. Fear can keep you from being the person you want to be. It can paralyze you and stop youContinue reading “3 reasons not to make decisions out of fear and what to do instead”
There are so many ways to bring more inner peace in your life. Here are just a few of the things I love to do regularly to maintain my sense of peace. These are practices that have helped me transform from an anxiety-ridden, overwhelmed person, into a calmer and happier one. Practicing Mindfulness for InnerContinue reading “How to Bring More Inner Peace into Your Life”
Gabby Bernstein says that in a relationship, when one person is growing and the other person isn’t, this creates a disconnect between the two. Forcing a relationship means you’re trying to “make” something happen rather than allowing it to. Are you forcing things to happen rather than allowing them to? Today, I want to talkContinue reading “The Law of Non-Resistance: Am I Forcing Things to Happen?”