Inner-dialogue. Inner-critic. Self-talk. We all experience that little voice in our own heads. For me, often that voice is negative. Often, that voice stops me in my tracks, distracting me from the task at hand with thoughts of ‘not being good enough.’ That’s the big one for me. Sometimes the voice shows up disguised as fear. Dread. Not something I’m hearing from within, but feeling instead. In trying to figure out how to live with my inner-critic and possibly make peace with
There is a ‘ying, yang’ quality to the Ego. Looking at the Ego feels like looking at two sides of the same coin. And possibly, how it displays itself is just as haphazard as flipping a coin. Will it be the healthy Ego or the unhealthy Ego? The lack of Ego would lead to ruin, mental instability, a total disconnect between the conscious and the unconscious. So why is the popular thought that Ego is the enemy? Ego is defined as a person's sense of self-esteem or self-importance.
Do you remember the term ’be kind rewind?’ If you do, you are definitely showing your age. For the uninitiated, ‘be kind rewind’ was a phrase that was used by video rental shop employees encouraging their customers to rewind the video tape after viewing it so that the next person to watch that tape wouldn’t have to rewind the movie, and possible encounter spoilers in the process. Doing this was considered an act of kindness. If you saw the film Captain Marvel, for some of you
I want you to take a moment and think about the people who are closest to you. Your inner circle. Your Tribe. Now think about the qualities these people possess. Their qualities are more than likely a reflection of your own. ‘Like attracts like’ is one of the spiritual laws of the universe, so those around you mirror who you are. So if you want to know who you are and what you’re made of, look at the people around you. Do you see strength, determination, beauty and fearlessne
One of the things I miss most since moving to the UK is Thanksgiving. When I first moved to England 10 years ago, for the first two years I hosted a big Thanksgiving meal for my UK family and friends. The third year my good friend and fellow American, Marlene put on a Thanksgiving spread, but since then neither of us have had the time nor energy to do it, and I am truly missing it this year. I have so much to be Thankful for this year, well every year, to be honest. But I’m f
This past Sunday morning I woke up in a beautifully exhausted state and was still in the afterglow of having had two nights of fantastic gigs. Sundays are usually my day to totally veg and that pursuit was the extent of my day. On pops the telly and I start my day by watching reruns of Modern Family, my favourite sit-com. After the three episodes finished on regular TV, I was still in need to my ‘Phil’ fix so I went over to Amazon Prime and binge-watched an entire series, all