Month: September 2019

Speaking Truth

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud. -Coco Chanel   For those of us who avoid conflict like the plague, thinking for ourselves—out loud does not come easily. Why do we let others think for us? Why do we keep our thoughts to ourselves?   I think it is because we have gotten too used to being a martyr. We’ve … Read More Speaking Truth

The Greatest Teacher

‘Who will teach me to write?’ a reader wanted to know. The page, the page, that eternal blankness, the blankness of eternity which you cover slowly, affirming time’s scrawl as a right and your daring as necessity. The page which you cover woodenly, ruining it, but asserting your freedom and power to act, acknowledging that you ruin everything you touch, but touching it nevertheless … Read More The Greatest Teacher

Knowing your Heart

If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever…Everything you’ll ever need to know is within you; the secrets of the universe are imprinted on the cells of your body. -Dan Millman   We know so … Read More Knowing your Heart

Whose side are you on?

With every act of self-care your authentic self gets stronger and the critical, fearful mind gets weaker. Every act of self-care is a powerful declaration: I am on my side, I am on my side, each day I am more and more on my side. -Susan Weiss Berry   Whose side are you on?   All too often we put the needs of others … Read More Whose side are you on?