Letting Go of Control for Greater Equanimity

Wishing for something to be different from what it is can be a strong motivator for planning and making decisions in your life. And yet it is incredibly fruitless to try to control the outcome. As much as you try to orchestrate a certain outcome, it doesn’t always come out the way you want. ThatContinue reading “Letting Go of Control for Greater Equanimity”

Finding Awe In Your Everyday Life

Lately I’ve been very aware that nature is my balm for feeling filled with a magnitude of delightful emotions all at once. I call it awe. Awe is wonder and amazement and gratitude and more wrapped into a moment of time. Being in nature gives me that awe opportunity when I see a beautiful sunsetContinue reading “Finding Awe In Your Everyday Life”

The Pause That Refreshes

I just started reading a wonderful book by Oren Jay Sofer called Say What You Mean: A mindful approach to nonviolent communication. What I love about his approach is that it is grounded in three areas that I am particularly immersed and interested in: Buddhist Meditation, Nonviolent Communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg and Somatic ExperiencingContinue reading “The Pause That Refreshes”

Rumination And Sitting With Discomfort

I find that after I have a get-together with other people, I tend to ruminate on what was said. Whether I or someone else said something that was revealing or didn’t land quite how the speaker intended or provocative in some way, rehashing conversations is a big part of my experience of life. The rehashingContinue reading “Rumination And Sitting With Discomfort”

Personality Tests and Creating Your Own Expectations For A Meaningful Life

I am reading the book, The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre. It is fascinating to trace how what we see as the modern day measurement and use of personality and style assessments comes from long ago. A mother-daughter team in the 1920s created Myers-BriggsContinue reading “Personality Tests and Creating Your Own Expectations For A Meaningful Life”