Love

Breaking the Chains of Victimhood When You’ve Been Abused By Paul Hellwig “Toxically shamed people tend to become more and more stagnant as life goes on. They live in a guarded, secretive, and defensive way. They try to be more than human (perfect and controlling) or less than human (losing interest in life or stagnated in some addictive behavior).” ~John Bradshaw- Healing the Shame That Binds You Do you feel...

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Love is a decision - not an emotion!”  ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching   What is love-based decision making and why is it needed. Love-based decision making simply put is a decision made from the position of using spiritual principles in considering how the decision will affect all of those concerned. A love based decision asks us to think of more than ourselves and those close to us....

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TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with an account of sexual abuse and may be triggering to some people. “No one loses their innocence. It is either taken or given away willingly.” ~Tiffany Madison Childhood innocence. When I think of it I always picture a baby lying on their back, playing with their feet. They are laughing, cooing, smiling, and lost in a sense of wonder. Full of joy,...

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         If you grew up in a household like mine, I'm sure the meaning of  love has been a elusive for along time. Love was not talked about in my and rarely modeled by my parents. Today I know that the implosion of my parents marriage and the fallout it caused for us children sucked the love out of my family. That being said if...

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  I remember when my first spiritual teacher told me that love was the most important thing there was, that it could transcend and heal all things. I thought he was crazy, not the love I was familiar with. The love that I knew was learned from those perfect families on TV and any of that I received from my family came at too high a...

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Empathy is a spiritual principle that we need the most and use the least. When did we forget that we are all in this together ? When did it become ok to let our brothers and sisters suffer when we have the help they need ? How can it be that we produce more than enough food to feed everyone in the US and yet...

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