Self-Love or Narcissism

“If I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take to name yourself?” A Facebook friend recently responded about post image about self-love that she was afraid it sounded narcissistic if she stated that. I guess my direct comment would be, “yes, it would, if you would go around declaring that to everyone,” but what I feel is that self-love is the basis for loving others. Narcissism is […]

Loving that which is within you.

“Though you may travel the world to find the beautiful, you must have it within you or you will find it not.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson The idea of finding the beauty within you is based on “Loving what is” as it is right now. Can you love the seemingly imperfect you as you are, a little fat, maybe falling short in the hair department, and whatever else shows up as your imperfections? It doesn’t mean […]

Giving Up!

Funny, this word never used to be in my vocabulary. It still isn’t in the conventional sense. I have never given up on something I’ve thought was worthwhile. As I think about this, I know that I’ve almost never done something that I didn’t think was worthwhile, for me or someone I was trying to help. So what has changed? Only the most basic reason, that I am doing it for me, or that I […]

Self Love

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ~ Garth Henrichs One of the main aspects of trust, whether for yourself other toward others is “Love.” I am not talking about the mushy, sloppy type of temporary high school or lusty love. I am speaking about the love that endures. Oft times we see that as friendship or the unconditional love that we feel. Self love is a prerequisite to the […]

Man’s inhumanity continues . . .

As the Charlottesville incident is still fresh in our minds,I have to ask myself, Why? First, why is there such a visceral reaction in me to this senseless violence , and second, what is it in me that creates a space that allows this to happen? To the first, I just can’t understand what it is in people that brings them to such a place of loss that they see no other option than to […]

It’s a Choice.

Everything we do, everything we engage in, is a choice for each of us. How we act. How we “re-act.” Who we choose to be with. What we wear. What we read. Nobody has put a gun to our head to help us “choose” and no one is going to take responsibility for the things we do. Life is about choices. We make them every day from the time we get up in the morning […]