The battles we fight in the external world are never as challenging as those that we fight within ourselves. Most of those internal battles can be traced back to a single insidious source: the should monster.
Fear can be a helpful ally when we know how to treat it right. It's when we give it full control or try to completely ignore it (and most of us do one or the other) that it becomes an obstacle. What is your usual relationship to fear?
Any time we decide to set out to pursue our dreams of a better, happier life, there's one major obstacle we are guaranteed to run into, and it's one that comes from inside us. Here's how to recognize this common obstacle for what it is.
It seems to me that Christmas is one of the most haunted times of the year as memories of Christmases past crowd into our experience of our present. Here are some tips to prepare yourself ahead of time to keep the ghosts from taking over.
Part of the healing process often involves making changes in how we interact with others, and this inevitably feels uncomfortable. The key to sticking with healthy changes in these situations is knowing how to deal effectively with that discomfort so it doesn't derail you.