AH, THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD. WHICH ONES ARE YOU LISTENING TO?

Yup, we love to think that we’re just one united, clear, focused love-filled front moving forward in time and space in a neat and tidy fashion—at least I do. I can hear the Universe literally laughing out loud at that one! Would that it were so simple. Just this week I’ve had a vivid and wonderful reminder of just how untrue that can be.

It was as clear as a lightening bolt. The idea flowed right on in. I could feel it. I could see it. I absolutely knew in a flash that it was right for me. But just about as quickly as that flash came in—that crystal clear voice of my inner knowing—a whole slew of other less than crystal characters stormed in. It’s like I opened the door to a cabin in the woods during a blizzard and not only did I let in the sweet voice of my intuition, I also ushered in a huge pile of snow and blustery freezing air as well. Continue reading…

HANG ON… NOT SO FAST!

Nope, you and I weren’t doused with massive patience for the most part. Even when we strive for patience there’s an impatient little tyke inside who wants her cake and she wants it NOW, thank you very much.

And so in our action dominated world, we plow ahead. We push. We work hard. We “make it happen” by golly. But do we really?

Actually, I would argue not so much in most cases because here’s the thing… Continue reading…

A WOLF IN SHEEP’S CLOTHES? MAYBE YOU SHOULDN’T OPEN THE DOOR. THE DARK SIDE OF NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS.

I’ll be the first to admit, there’s something compelling and invigorating about a New Year. Even though it’s a random date on a calendar, there’s little else that conjures up such a sense of new beginning and possibility. It’s almost irresistible to jump on the band wagon and set New Year’s goals. You’ve probably already made them (and maybe you’ve even already broken them).

Honestly, there isn’t anything wrong with setting New Year’s goals. Setting intentions for your life. Stepping stones to mark your journey. Base camps as you go for the summit of Mount Everest.

And yet… there’s a dark side to these resolutions. Continue reading…

EXTRA CHUNKY AND OTHER THINGS WE DON’T KNOW WE DON’T KNOW.

There we were in the 1980s eating our spaghetti (well, those of us who were alive in the 80s and those of us who were eating spaghetti, that is.) Convenience was on the shelves and even though we wonderful consumers were buying it by the truckloads, Prego, an undisputed leader in the Spaghetti Sauce Empire, decided to call on a guy named Moskowitz—Howard Moskowitz to be specific.

Moskowitz was a marketing researcher and psychophysicist (never heard of a psychophysicist before today but it turns out it’s kind of a cool thing—it’s a person who “investigates the relationship between physical stimuli and the sensations and perceptions they produce.” At least that’s Wikipedia take on it.)

Back to the story… Continue reading…