Popular Topic: personal growth

How I Continue to Mess Up Being an Ally
July 1, 2020  •  Article  • 

“There, do you see?” she said. “You just did it again. It’s all about you.”

Ignorance is so humbling. 

Here I was, a proud would-be ally in the cause of racial justice. I’...

10 Things White People Can Do to Work for Racial Justice
June 1, 2020  •  Article  • 

In my most recent email, I shared some reflections ...

Finding Courage In A Pandemic
April 20, 2020  •  Article  • 

I’ve found myself checking my phone, reading the news, and turning on the radio more often lately. Each headline sends a little current of energy through me.

“The virus is spreading… markets are crashing… schools ...

The Practice of Mindful Communication
June 17, 2019  •  Article  • 
There is one activity we each do every day, all day long, in every area of our lives—at home, at work, with friends, even when we’re alone. The success of our relationships, our work, and life in general rests heavily on it, ...
Transformative Dialogue
May 17, 2019  •  Article  • 

Have you ever persevered through a challenging situation with a friend and come out the other side with more respect for one another? Or worked out a disagreement with a loved one, finding that you feel even closer, with ...

The Heavenly Woman
November 14, 2018  •  Article  • 

My poem below, The Heavenly Woman, is about the adventure men go through when reclaiming their feminine self and their inner Heavenly Woman (The Jungian Analyst and writer Robert Johnson separated the feminine into several aspects, The Heavenly Woman being one of them). Women face their ...

On Listening: Unlearning Old Habits to Build Stronger Relationships
November 10, 2018  •  Article  • 

I used to think that listening to someone was as simple as staying quiet while they talked. And frankly, I thought I was pretty good at it—I didn’t interrupt, friends opened up with me easily and I got along well with most people. Then something happened that ...

What Is The Shadow?
January 1, 2018  •  Article  • 
An important part of differentiation for adults involves uncovering and reclaiming the disowned parts that were not accepted or loved by their parents. The term “shadow,” first suggested by the psychoanalyst Carl Jung, is often used when referring to our disowned parts, or to the place in our ...
Don't Take It Personally
January 1, 2018  •  Article  • 

You’ve heard it many times. “Don’t take it personally” .. a modern day aphorism commonly espoused in personal and professional development trainings and spiritual teachings intended to remind us that the things other people say and do are more ostensibly a reflection of ...

Stoking the Fires of Joy: Living with Gratitude

Stoking the Fires of	Joy: Living with Gratitude
03/2008  •  Audio  •  05:26 hours:minutes
Bask in this telecourse recording with Kathleen Macferran and explore ways to nurture and maintain greater depths of joy by focusing on gratitude.  The reward?  To increase your ability to live fully present to the joy in life, even in the midst of pain.
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