When is a bad thing a good thing? When is a good thing bad? How attached are you to outcomes? I tell a quick Zen Buddhist parable that might make you think twice about the stressors in the world today, especially with the heated political climate and growing fears of what might happen next. Not everything is as it appears. [Read more…]
Judging others is a sign of something you’re struggling with or haven’t healed from internally. It is anger, sadness, or some other bad feeling that you haven’t yet processed that is coming out and being directed at other people. [Read more…]
Friendships are created and can last a lifetime, but they can also disintegrate, never to be rekindled. What makes a friendship? How do you know if your friends are truly the ones that will be there with you and for you through all the good and bad times?
In segment 2, I talk about the warning signs and paying attention to patterns of your suspicions about your partner’s behavior, especially if they’ve betrayed you or lied to you in the past.
During the conclusion of the show, I talk a little about trust and how the innocent and naive of us can get scammed or “duped” over and over again in relationships.
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Tune in to every other New Year’s podcast if you want to hear about resolutions. I’d rather talk about something you can think about the entire year when it comes to improving your life. Today’s episode is all about compatibility and how you can look at any problem in life and narrow it down to a compatibility issue. Sometimes taking out the emotional part of the equation can be helpful if you want to follow the life you want to create for yourself.
I realize emotions are what drive us and motivate us and make us whole, but what if your emotions are also what keep you exactly where you are? Are you fighting against the current to try and make things better? Are you stuck? Is your partner compatible with you? Does he or she complimentary or quite the opposite? What about your job? What about that car you drive around, is that compatible?
Today’s episode is all about the philosophy for living life this whole next year. Follow it and maybe you’ll find yourself taking steps that support you instead of ones that hold you back.
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Jealousy is a multi-faceted beast that can motivate you to say or do things that you may not normally say or do. It involves many emotions and can run (and ruin) your life if you don’t address the real reasons you get jealous.
Sometimes a fantasy is created in your head and you become jealous based on what may not even exist. Other times, there is hard data to prove that what you’re jealous about is real and should be investigated further (or acted upon). Is there a good reason to get jealous?
Is there a way to heal from this feeling? I drill into jealousy quite a bit in this episode.
In segment two, I read a letter from someone who asks why the holidays bring out the worst in people. So many families get together and so many of those get-togethers can be quite dysfunctional. Is there that one person in your family that just seems to ruin the moment?
It can be hard to honor yourself in front of people who’ve known a version of you all their life, especially when you’ve done a lot of inner work. Can you be in integrity with yourself even in front of your toughest crowd: Family?
During the conclusion of the show, I talk about a letter that I received from someone who takes responsibility for his father’s debt because he believes if he hadn’t been born, his father wouldn’t be in debt. So he now holds the guilt of being a burden to his father. That sounds like something we need to heal right away!
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