"No" is a dirty word. People hate to hear the word no and even more than hating to hear it many people hate to say it. Many of us believe that if we tell people no they will cease liking or respecting us. However, that fear is not totally unfounded. Many people become personally offended when, after a request is made (no matter how seemingly ridiculous) they are told no.
Last night on our walk Aaron said people only like other people because they are doing what they want them to do. I resisted this at first because it sounded unnecessarily cynical but on second thought, I think she's right on a fundamental level. I think what she's really speaking to is the fact that when we enter into relationships with others (on whatever level that relationship is forged) we are really entering into a contract of roles. Read More
We talk a lot about vibrations and energy on this blog. It's fun to bring the awareness of the energy world into our everyday discussions, it kind of makes you feel like you're living in the wizarding world of Harry Potter (if only I could figure out how to get my wand to work...)
As interesting as all of the metaphysical and energetic discussions are they really all come down to consciousness. The way to raise your vibration is really to work directly on your consciousness. Consciousness raising typically happens over the course of a lifetime, but as human beings in the "modern age" we want results and we want them now. So below are 5 quick ways to raise your consciousness right now. These tips will help bring your consciousness out of the lower egoic states that many people function within on a daily basis and into the higher vibrational states of presence, and they don't require a lot of effort. Read More
If you're anything like me, or most of the planet, you have some future, life-goal that you're striving for. Am I right?
Maybe you're an aspiring pâtissier (French for pastry chef) but you're finding yourself stuck working as a CPA, and you're not sure when, if ever, you gave up on your dream of owning your city's most adorable macaroon stop ever. Or, it could be that your goal is just to make more income next year than you did in the previous year. Perhaps you're just trying to make it through the workday to get home to a nice dinner and some time alone. It could be that your jeans don't fit, and you're counting down the minutes until you can put on some sweatpants...I've been there, I'm not afraid to admit it. Read More
I am a self-proclaimed rain hater....okay, let me back up. I hate it when it is overcast and rains for days on end. I don't know how Seattleites do it! I have diagnosed myself with SAD (seasonal affective disorder). I think I could actually have the condition because when it rains for more than a day I start to feel a little shlumpy (yes, it's a word). Read More