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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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Have you ever had the painful realization that you have once again been hiding? Not that someone has broken into your house and might harm you type of hiding. I mean the unconscious decision to once again live small type of hiding. Something I do so well because I have been doing it most of my life. Living behind bravado, my loud voice, intellect, humor...

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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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    The concept of us having an inner child or doing inner child work is usually viewed with great skepticism by most people I engage about it. I understand this as I used to feel the same way about it when I began my healing journey from the devastation of my dysfunctional childhood. It is not easy for us to suspend disbelief. The problem lies in...

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    I think there are many reasons why people don't see there upbringing as dysfunctional. First and foremost is that the only example they have is their own childhood. They have nothing to compare theirs to. They may have glimpses of the family life of their friends and neighbors but not the whole picture. Also dysfunctional family life by its very own nature does not allow...

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