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The Benefits of Gratitude

The Benefits of Gratitude

Yes, healthy people are happy people. Happy people, are healthy people. Either way you spin it, staying positive improves your health. Take a gratitude pill and have a good day. 

Ego: The Enemy of Consciousness

Ego: The Enemy of Consciousness

So what is the ego? The ego is difficult to define because the ego is an illusion. Still, I will try to capture it. Our ego is the thing that makes us feel embarrassed when we trip on the carpet when we are in a room alone, or when someone is looking. Our ego would like to believe that we should not trip, fall, or get it completely wrong. Ego could be described as a false self that we develop based on a collection of beliefs and experiences that allow us to answer life’s continuous  question, “Who am I?” Your response to the “I am” question is what drives the actions you take in attempt to experience yourself as you think, or say, you are. But when ego rules we struggle to answer the “I am” honestly…

Be a Better Lover! Why Love Languages Matter

Be a Better Lover! Why Love Languages Matter

Our first value reads “We practice and promote love toward self, others, and the earth that we share.” When working with our clients, love comes first. One of the most important books I’ve read on love was Dr. Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages. I recommend this book to anyone who seeks to create love with another. I know this book is often recommended for those in romantic relationships, but Chapman offers instruction on the 5 Love Languages in the workplace, of children, for singles, men, etc… He has a book for everybody.

Changed People, Change People

Changed People, Change People

Each of us plays a very specific role in our families. Often that role is decided in childhood and we continue to play that part into our adult years. Some people play the role of "black sheep" "the successful one" or "the one who got out". Others are the perpetual "baby" of the family. Some are "the one you can call on." Others spend their adult lives stuck in the role of "Mama's boy" or "Daddy's girl." Although we might function completely differently at work or at home, when we get around our family, it is almost natural to fall into place. Do you like the role you play in your family? Does the assignment work for you?