Category Archives: Personal Growth

The Woman, The Bear And The River

There once was a woman who lived in the forest near a large river. She loved to walk in the forest and along the riverbank. Sometimes she enjoyed taking a swim in the cool, clear water. One day, the woman was walking by the river when she heard a loud growl. She turned around and…

To Do: Live Your Life

From time to time it is important to look at the places in our lives that are dead or dying and bring new life to them. Do you feel fully alive most of the time? Or do you sometimes feel sluggish and paralyzed, unable to move towards your goals, unable to really connect with other…

What Is Your Communication Style?

I think of good communication as having two qualities: honesty and kindness. If we are able to communicate honestly about our needs while still being kind, we take care of ourselves and build our relationships with others at the same time. Let’s take an everyday* example of communication. Your partner, who hasn’t done much housework…

What Brings You Joy?

I think a lot of us go through our daily lives just trying to keep up and not feel bad. We spend so much energy trying to ward off the negative feelings, the sense of failure, the anxiety, and the pain. It’s understandable that we want to avoid pain, even if it isn’t possible. Instead…