Embracing the Past for a Better Present

A while ago I heard someone say, “Don’t look back, you are not going that way.” Although I can appreciate the message being portrayed here and the positive intent behind it, this statement bothered me. I think the main reason I had an issue with this is that I know now, more than ever, theContinue reading “Embracing the Past for a Better Present”

Forgiveness is for You

Lately, I have been contemplating what it means to forgive. Many of us may have heard the phrase, “Forgiveness is for you, not for the person who caused the pain.” But what does this mean, really? And how would one go about doing that? Some people may think, “Yes, I understand that it’s for me,Continue reading “Forgiveness is for You”

“Showing Up” is Harder Than You May Think

The internet is all a buzz lately of new and different self-help concepts. The current advice is, “Just show up.” “Be present”. This seems fairly straightforward, and physically speaking, it is. You head off to a specified location. You arrive. You acknowledge to others that you are there. Emotional presence, however, is a completely differentContinue reading ““Showing Up” is Harder Than You May Think”