Why does this Personality Type Test Make Us Cringe? (When It Can Actually Transform Our Lives)

There Are Many Personality Type Tests…

but there are only three I routinely use in my practice.  People generally love taking personality assessments and then talking about what type they are with their friends and family.  Interestingly, the personality type test that can really transform our lives and relationships is one that first makes us cringe.  We often do not like what we learn about ourselves when we discover our Enneagram type.  Why? Read More→

Old Sayings / Modern Wisdom #10:  Your Biggest Block to Personal Transformation

Personal transformation happens to all of us across our lifetime. 

The question is, “what direction is your personal transformation leading toward?”  Are you evolving or devolving?   No one, I repeat, no one, gets to maintain the status quo forever.  Sooner or later life invites us to make a different response.  Will we respond with positive growth or will we resist and stagnate?

Getting Unstuck

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SoulCollage Workshop: You Are Invited

Have You Caught the SoulCollage Virus Yet?

The best way to catch this positive virus is in community.  SoulCollage* has been sweeping the country. It transforms lives, creates meaningful community and fosters creativity and intuition in a very non-threatening, “anybody-can-do-it” way.  (Have you seen Read More→

Old Sayings /Modern Wisdom #9 Plus The Bell I Can’t Unring

If You or the People You Love Eat Food

Old sayings say a lot.  The old saying “You can’t unring a bell” came to my mind after I watched the powerful TedTalk you will find below. Why? Because after watching it I simply cannot “un-know” the alarming science and political facts behind the increasing toxicity of our food supply. “You can’t unring a bell” means that once something Read More→

Do You Expect the Unexpected?

When Things Fall Apart Are You Surprised?

Embracing uncertainty is one of life’s big challenges.  To expect the unexpected is a sign of flexible maturity.  Often we try to organize our lives to avoid surprises.  Because our brains are wired to always anticipate threat first, we forget that the unexpected can bring us some of life’s most wonderful experiences as well.  We worry and plan and micromanage ourselves to keep uncertainty at bay.  Has this ever really worked for you?  In hindsight, it was never the things I wasted my time worrying about that blindsided me.  My life’s most painful challenges came in ways I never in a million years would have imagined.  But the most amazing and wonderful things also arrived in equally unexpected ways!
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Frugal Living: Old Sayings/Modern Wisdom #7 & #8 

Chicken Wisdom re: Frugal Living

The Old Sayings/Modern Wisdom chicken quotes below speak for themselves.  Many of us have had to learn the hard way that Read More→

Top 10 Psychobabble Favorites List of 2014: Miss Any?

Did You Miss Any of These?

The top ten favorites list from last year was chosen by Pinterest fans.  I have been so pleasantly surprised by how useful I find Pinterest!  It is a great way to collect and store information and inspiration in one place so you can easily find it again.   I also wrote a post some time ago Pinterest As a Psycho-Spiritual Practice encouraging folks to spend a few minutes collecting beauty, delight and inspiration.  (Have you seen my Smile Board or Saturate Thyself Board lately?)   It has been rewarding to see how often pins I make for the visual blog index lead people back to read and re-read these posts.

The Top Ten Favorite Posts Pinterest Users Chose in 2014:

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Old Sayings, Modern Wisdom #6:  Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Celebrations & Light Rituals

In just a couple of days we will reach the winter solstice…the darkest time of the year. It always seems extra-dark in the snow belt here in Utica, New York.  It seems like a good time to Read More→