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Reclaiming Boundaries: Doing, Being, and Emptying

Reclaiming Boundaries:  Doing, Being, and Emptying

As I reflect on my recent 10-Day Silent Meditation retreat and reintegrate into the “noise” of the busy world, I have been contemplating the subject of boundaries—more specifically, the lack of them and the inadequate understanding of what healthy boundaries are.

You Belong Here, So Step in.

You Belong Here, So Step in.

I spent my elementary school years among hundreds of other barefoot tootsies and digits.  As soon as we arrived at school each day, all of the students ripped velcro apart, untied laces, and freed our feet from our shoes.  It was my school's policy that all children must remain barefoot inside and outside during school hours.  This meant that my feet didn’t go back into their synthetic protectors until it was time for me to walk home.  It was like that for all seasons, all activities, including our outdoor gym classes and field days.  

Restarting Your 7-Year Clock

Restarting Your 7-Year Clock

For good or ill, your current state of health has taken your lifetime to develop up to this point. In other words, your health is the long-term accumulation of your history and environment, and whatever daily habits, attitudes and activities you have practiced, knowingly or unknowingly.  

The Importance of Noticing (and Avoiding) Self-Sabotage

The Importance of Noticing (and Avoiding) Self-Sabotage

Self-doubt is a normal function whenever we engage with something that is unfamiliar. But it doesn't have to be a problem, and if we stick with it, it can actually draw us onward to succeed at things we never imagined were possible.

The Responsibility to Be Curious

The Responsibility to Be Curious

Fearing the unknown is natural, but ignoring it can be fatal.  When we become aware of sudden changes in our symptomology—our physical, mental, and emotional expressions of what is happening right now—our first reaction does not need to be denial or a terrified “Oh, no!”. 

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