Clean Pain? or Dirty Pain?

Life is a crazy, unpredictable journey of ups and downs.  Pain is a universal experience that we all face at some point.  The trouble is we go to any length to avoid pain, pretend it’s not there: anything to make it vanish.  Based on Buddhist philosophy of samsaras, emotional pain is divided into two groups: 

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Recognizing Inherited Family Trauma

At first glance it seems that what’s occurring in the world is a result of social, political, and environmental imbalance. What’s happening isn’t new. It been handed down from those who came before. It’s an architecture created on imbalance that has built up over generation upon generation of life. Even if it didn’t start with

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Evolving Relationships and Trauma

Relationships can be a fertile ground for our development and transformation. Those who are closest to us, the ones we feel safe and loved with, can create the ideal conditions that allow for new growth. On good days we might look at our partners and say thank you for helping me grow. The days when

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Transgerational Brainwashing, Encoding and Genetics

We live in a world flooded with coercive manipulation as socially accepted persuasions and selling techniques:  whether through spiritual life, corporations, politics, consumer choices or today’s biggest influencer: social media. This gets packaged as helpful tools or self-development techniques to improve the quality of our lives.  Frequently we buy into this manipulative, repetitive, fear-based message.  Why are

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Redefining your Boundaries

We inform people of who we are and how to treat us by the boundaries we establish. When we set healthy boundaries we are able to create healthy relationships. Where  Our personal boundaries are formed out of our beliefs, past experiences and social and family conscience. They are guidelines we create to identify what are

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