Honesty

Honesty

“A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. “ Fyodor Dostoyevsky Level II in the Integrity Recovery Workbook (IRW) focuses on...
Awareness

Awareness

“I think the key to transforming your life is to be aware of who you are.” ~ Deepak Chopra Following up on the discussion on ‘survival charades’, a lot of us have spent most of our lives being someone that we aren’t, and so we do not have awareness of who we actually...
Honoring Individuality

Honoring Individuality

“Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures and rides it, in grace...
Mindfulness and Planning Ahead

Mindfulness and Planning Ahead

Part of our journey on this Earth seems to be learning who we are and how we fit into the bigger systems around us: family, friends, community, society, and humanity. And it seems that we often seek the answers to such questions from others in the systems as to how we...
Impermanence and Holiday Gatherings

Impermanence and Holiday Gatherings

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for its not the same river and he is not the same man.” Heraclitus The only constant is change. (Paraphrased, Heraclitus) Heraclitus lived around 500 BCE and spent most of his adult life trying to educate people about the...