December 22, 2016

“If you live from the 4 Pillars of Integrity, you no longer need an exogenous belief system. Your practice of the 4 pillars becomes a new internal skeleton and map. You endogenously choose your own life, becoming your own authority.” –Kathlyn Hendricks, PhD   I pride myself on having been a Girl Scout for most of my childhood. From Brownie through Senior Scouts (Mariners, yay!) I proudly wore each uniform, adding white gloves when we got to march in the Memorial Day parade…. Read more

November 29, 2016

“OK, I’m ready. What can I DO?” My initial post-election shock has moved from frozen fear, through sadness and anger, to a surge of focused energy. I’ve heard it all around me, and wondered myself—we want to take action, but what are the right actions to take? I’ve been watching previously hibernating activists wake up and dust themselves off as they realize that we’re in a crazy backslide, with no end of “the undoing” in sight. Others who never considered… Read more

November 23, 2016

The election has exposed a deep schism in our country. It’s been there all along, but, like an earthquake, the fault-lines have cracked us open in an unprecedented way. The aftershocks—of grief, rage, even terror, for some, contrasted with full-out celebration and glee of others—are still rippling through. As each side sizes up where the election outcome leaves them, there’s a silence ringing through the land, coming from family members and friends who don’t know what to say to each… Read more

November 17, 2016

Apocalypse: “One of the Jewish and Christian writings of 200 b.c. to a.d. 150 marked by…the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil and raises the righteous to life…; something viewed as a revelation. (Merriam-Webster, online) Just over a week post-election, and people are still in the throes of fear, rage, grief and disbelief. Since election night, I’ve heard about: uncontrollable shaking; nausea; inability to get warm; “a great sense of heaviness.” And… Read more

November 12, 2016

I’m a staunch Hillary supporter. We still have our “Hillary 2008” bumper sticker displayed in our garage. We wore hats and t-shirts, drove around with our magnetized stickers, wore our pantsuits Tuesday. Shook with disbelief during a sleepless post-election night; cried and raged the next day. And then I wondered: How is it perfect that Hillary lost? What a provocative, even mean-spirited question. If I imply there’s perfection in this, aren’t I minimizing our collective suffering, just to bring some… Read more

November 9, 2016

Dying is easy  It’s living that scares me to death… –From “Cold,” by Annie Lennox     Get out your Inner Map. Can’t dig it up? Here it is (plus a link to download your own home-version): It’s probably tough to see on your phone. There are the areas Above the Line (Neutrality, Acceptance, Appreciation, Love, Joy, Peace) and Below the Line (Shame, Guilt, Despair, Sadness, Fear, Anger, Pride). Your job? Think “presidential election.” Now, find yourself on the Inner… Read more

November 6, 2016

Once this election is over, how in the world will we heal the yawning chasm that has opened up between us Americans? I’ve mused on the worrisome development of our vast polarization since the two candidates were chosen (see my blog, “Trump: Evil or…?”). Our country’s unease is palpable. Friendships have been lost; family members no longer speak. People from each side threaten to leave the country if the other candidate wins. A friend worries about civil war breaking out; Texas,… Read more

October 21, 2016

Use this meditation to shift out of Reactive Brain and into Creative Brain. Read more

September 6, 2016

In this podcast, Dr. Colwell describes a tool that will give you true power in your relationship with yourself: Finding yourself on the Inner Map. Once you locate yourself (by noticing your thoughts as they reflect your inner state) you can learn to generate a new, more expanded state. Read more

September 6, 2016

I want to get the word out about a powerful tool I’ve been developing over the past few years. It’s easy to understand and has led to lots of folks having a better idea of what’s going on for them when they get emotionally stuck, and then what to do about it. My “Inner Map” is based on David Hawkins’ “Map of Consciousness.” Hawkins first published the MOC in his groundbreaking book, Power vs Force. I’ve taken his concepts and simplified them… Read more

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