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Looking up a definition of vulnerability, the first one noted is “susceptible to physical or emotional injury.” Aren’t we all, as human beings, susceptible to a blow to our physical and emotional well being? This is part of BEing a human. We can be strong and powerful in one moment, and fragile in the next.
Other phrases that are used to describe vulnerability are “chink in one’s armor,” “live in a glass house,” “out on a limb,” “sitting duck,” or “over a barrel.” They certainly are…Continue
You might think that sounds crazy. It's hard to wrap your mind around the idea that we actually resist pleasure. Don't we want to feel good?
How could this really be true?
I have three theories of why we resist pleasure, and three suggestions for how we can practice embracing pleasure.
Have you ever had the experience where things were going really well in your life, and you felt anxious about it? It is a common feeling. I've been there many times in my life. When I was…Continue
I have seen many quotes start out this way. The ending is what caught my attention. "Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all. From now on you'll be traveling the road between who you think you are and who you can be. The key is to allow yourself to make the journey."
- Meg Cabot
How do I allow myself to make the journey...fear and all? How do I…Continue
I was inspired to write this article because I have recently relocated from San Francisco to Seattle. With any relocation brings a change or two with it. The first week I was here, every time I stepped out of the door I felt like I was in the Land of Oz. Even though I have visited Seattle plenty of times over the last 30 years, it all feels different to me knowing I am navigating my life here now.
I have found three strategies that allow me to adapt to new environments and keep in the…Continue