We Teach Others How To Treat Us

photo credit: ????? ??????? For years I’ve said to clients, “we teach people how to treat us.” Let me explain what I mean by those words: Let’s say that someone believes that they are unimportant. How would that person interact with others in their life? If we observed closely we might watch that person put the needs of others first, often ignoring their own to

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Believing in Miracles

photo credit: szlea We get addicted to our painfully limiting conditions and forget that they originated in our mind – with our thoughts/beliefs. We think we are at the mercy of our conditions, when in fact, we are only as controlled by them as we believe ourselves to be. This is because it is our thoughts that set the energy tone for our whole life

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Using Victim Language …

photo credit: gillesklein Our use of language often tells on us, for instance when we hear phrases come out of our mouths like this one, “She/he frustrates me,” or “They upset me or make me mad,” etc – who do such words suggest that we hold responsible for our frustration? Do you hear the implication here that they are the cause of our upset? Do

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Boundaries are set from the inside out …

 photo credit: FrankBonilla.tv I was asked to define the difference between setting boundaries and delivering ultimatums and decided to share my thoughts on the topic with you all. But before we explore boundaries versus ultimatums it’s important to mention that we don’t just happen into the relationships we find  ourselves in – when we recognize we have someone in our life who has inappropriate (or

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To Turn The Other Cheek

photo credit: Sebastian Fritzon I’ve been thinking about the recommendation of Jesus to “turn the other cheek,” (Matt. 5:39) and what that really means. These are Biblical words that I’ve heard quoted many times, but until more recent times, I myself rarely practiced them, because they made no sense to me. What? Smile while someone walks all over me? Offer up my other cheek for

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