Authenticity is a concept that has been on my mind lately. As part of my deep-dive and introspection, I asked some friends and acquaintances what this word meant to them.
Everyone was very happy to share their thoughts. Some defined authenticity by spotlighting the opposite. They described an inauthentic person as dishonest, selfish, lying, or breaking promises. Others saw authenticity as a person whose behavior showed up with heart, compassion, and integrity.
Although I agreed…Continue
Added by Michelle J Howe on April 29, 2021 at 11:17am — No Comments
Fear is at the root of many dysfunctions in today’s society. Even the slightest perception can be seen as a threat. In these instances, we experience uncomfortable emotions which, leads us to run, avoid, fight, or resist in some way.
Fear is a destructive force that is accompanied by discomfort or pain. As such, we avoid any and all situations we perceive as…Continue
Added by Michelle J Howe on March 15, 2021 at 11:12am — No Comments
Resistance is the precursor for powerful transformation.
Resistance is a pattern of pushing forward or pulling back from something in our life. Where we perceive a situation, person, or belief as wrong, we will choose to reject or avoid it.
Our mental perceptions find every justifications and reason to keep us safe from something that is ‘wrong’. This safety involves accepting distortions, ignoring feelings, or resisting our own…Continue
Added by Michelle J Howe on February 23, 2021 at 10:47am — No Comments
Have you heard of the word resistance?
What about the phrase, what you resist persists?
Resistance is a natural way of coping with certain situations in life. It’s an inner dynamic of pushing forward or pulling back from thoughts, ideas, concepts and beliefs that challenge us. We resist what we see as wrong, hurtful, unfavorable, or painful in some way.
This fight is sometimes conscious and other times…Continue
There’s a lot of noise these days.
That’s for sure.
The news, the latest trivia, Google searches, endless emails, text messages, voicemails, gossip from a relative we haven’t seen in five years… not to mention all the information we consume through mindless scrolling.
With all that information, it’s no surprise that we can become overloaded and distracted. Or, that we will feel pulled in a hundred directions– scattered and unsettled.
Added by Michelle J Howe on December 15, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments
Sometimes, you won’t fully recognize the source of your pain or discontentment.
It may look like one thing– My life is overwhelming— or I am sick all the time– or my back hurts, when in actuality, the source of that ailment is coming from something different. For example, an incompatible career choice may manifest itself as…Continue