• 2020,  December,  Healing

    My Out of Balance Life

    It's tough to balance the wants and needs of the people around us with our own wants and needs. We tend to prioritize other people over ourselves because we're taught to make other people happy first. Frequently we take ourselves off our own lists. Women do this more often than men as the demands of children, relationships and careers take priority over simple things like self-care.

  • 2020,  Beliefs,  November,  Spirituality,  Truth

    What is Truth Anyway?

    The truth is one of those things we talk about all the time. But what is it anyway? Who decides what’s true and what isn’t? This isn’t a political post. I’m not talking about general societal truth. I’m talking very specifically about our own individual truths and what that means to us individually. Most people skirt around this issue because it’s a tough one. We can spend most of our lives unlearning the things we were taught as children. Those things are true for our parents and they meant no harm in what they were teaching us. The problem though is that our truth as parents is not the same truth our children will have as they grow up. Just the same the truth our parents had is not necessarily ours now. There is nothing wrong with having a different reality than our parents did. There is nothing wrong with doing things differently than our parents did. If your parents are anything like mine, you get made to feel guilty for not being a robot, for not doing it exactly the same way, for not being carbon copies of them. I’m essentially doing it wrong because I’ve chosen not to do it their way. In their eyes, they failed because I’m not identical to them. This has been a difficult thing to work through and it’s taken me until now to get to a place where I don’t care anymore. By trying to live up to what they wanted me…