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Heart Awareness Journey

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How do we connect with the vision and guidance of the heart?   Everywhere we turn in popular culture, we are told to “follow your heart” and to manifest your dreams.”  Woven into songs, movies, television and Facebook, it is inescapable.  While we instinctively relate to the essential truth of this, few of us have […]

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Why “positive thinking” doesn’t always work and what to do about it

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In seeking guidance about how to navigate life’s challenges, how many times have you been told to engage in positive thinking? A plethora of self-help guides instructs us to overcome our “negative” emotions, by thinking positively and focusing on the outcome we desire, which will “manifest our dreams.” And what could possibly be wrong with “positive […]

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Women’s Emotional Wisdom

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As women in our culture, we have often been told that we are too emotional.  There is a subtle yet pervasive view that to be emotional is a sign of weakness or perhaps psychological instability.  We have also polarized emotions into “positive’ ones, that we should feel, and ‘negative’ ones that we are supposed to […]