How to Get Through the Holidays Without the Bitter Pills

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HI sweet Friends, I am sending so much love your way right now. It takes a lot of courage to be on this journey of awakening and I really appreciate that you are doing the work! My healing sessions with many here in our Love Posse have been about the bitter pill we try and swallow around this time of year. (I’d describe a bitter pill as anything unpleasant we feel unable to change) Some of us have repetitive stories about the holidays — stories like, people don’t care about… …Read More »

Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

not my circus, not my monkeys

Hello sweet Friends, Here we go launching into the holiday season and you know what that means! Between the moments of merry-making, there will be lots of opportunities for us to practice choosing peace and ease over the other stuff we could be swirling in. As you’re making your way, I am inviting you to remember a very important truth: You are not the monkey whisperer and this isn’t the circus. It’s just too hard to manage everyone and their whackness – and anyway, it’s not your job! Better for… …Read More »

The Crack Where the Light Gets In

The Crack Where The Light Gets In by Robin Hallett

I’ve been spending a lot of time in quiet. Trying to get my bearings, waiting for the ride to slow. I’m reminding myself to breathe, to soften. Giving myself the little extras. I keep asking: Why am I so upset? Part of me is surprised to be feeling this way. As if it’s a problem, an inconvenience. As if some part of me is difficult because I am functioning at less than 100%. And yet, here I am. I can feel there’s this invisible thing I’m trying to find. So… …Read More »

Though My Soul May Set in Darkness, it Will Rise in Perfect Light

I have no interest in adding any more darkness in the world. I will not contribute to the anger, the meanness. I’m not interested in dissonance. Don’t talk to me about the a*holes who are making things worse for the world, instead tell me what YOU are doing to be a force for good. Tell me what you’re doing to contribute something helpful. Love is my dharma and I will practice this wherever I go. In times like these I ask myself the following: Can I keep abreast of what’s… …Read More »

Enlightenment Is Really Just Remembering

Enlightenment Is Really Just Remembering

“Wow, I am so surprised to hear that you still struggle with this!” I had been sharing about my bouts with depression and this person commented that they were so surprised to hear that I still struggled after all this time. And honestly, it pissed me off for a while — when people talk down at you as if their shit is all together and yours isn’t, it can be a bit triggering. (ahem, especially when from where you’re standing, it is so not the case) And then I touched in with… …Read More »

Broken, but better.

Broken, but better. Healing from old emotional wounding by robin hallett

As a kid, I often felt helpless and unsafe around the people who were supposed to love me the most. I was at the mercy of their fluctuating moods and addictions. The experience of not being cherished or wanted was ongoing, relentless. My personal work today is sitting with how that wounding gets tweaked now as I meet people who resemble the cast of characters from childhood–the ones who seem unsafe, wildly fluctuating in their moods, addicted, and unable to cherish or respect me. On each of our paths, situations… …Read More »

Boundaries: How to rock them without becoming a sweaty hot mess.

Boundaries. How to rock them without becoming a sweaty hot mess.

This is a little pep talk for those of you in the Love Posse who are having some rough times with standing up and honoring yourselves. If you’ve been experiencing kooky boundary stuff with people in your life–especially if it’s becoming somewhat of a recurring theme–this post is for you! Lots of us are confused about what boundaries look like on a spiritual path. Walking a spiritual path does not mean being walked on. A spiritual path is not about being good either. When I think about the tough stuff… …Read More »

Your Kindness Is Not a Permission Slip

your kindness is not a permission slip. How to set boundaries.

People don’t always understand what they’re asking of you. When they want a little something extra, they’re not thinking about what this little extra will cost you. They’re not considering what their thinly veiled demand will mean to your sanctuary. They’re trying to to get under the rope because they believe it matters. When we’re upset, we get a little messy. And we handle things badly. We all forget about common courtesies from time to time. BUT. That’s no excuse. You can’t let people run you over. Your kindness is… …Read More »

It’s Your Rodeo, Baby. Are You Getting in That Ring?

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It’s your rodeo, baby. Are you getting in that ring or are you sitting this one out? Either way, the show goes on. If you’re in, best don your hat and grab your gear. You’re going to need it when you ride 🙂 Sure, your fearlessness and bravery will get you up on the horse, but it’s your courage and determination that will see you through to ride another day. Faking it only gets you so far. I am sure plenty of people can pretend to ride a horse…until they… …Read More »

Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down

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Or, How to not continue the crazy cycle of trying to please people who will never ever get you or understand you–not to mention why in the eff would we want to try and please the turkeys?! I know there are times when you think you’re too much, or too kooky. You worry about being too this, or too that. Judging who you are instead of lovingly embracing yourself no exceptions. And I am guessing that like me, you got into this bad habit because your people told you in… …Read More »

Let Yourself off the Hook. Do Whatever You Want. Let Go.

Let Yourself off the Hook. Do Whatever You Want. Let Go. How to not lose it when things go wrong.

Or, what to do when you’re in a funk and you can’t make yourself do anything “productive” and you just wanna hang it all up and head for the coast but you’re scared that this will mean the end. I’m drinking coffee and reading Stephen King. The windows are open, I’m listening to crickets and the smell of smell of fresh cut grass fills the kitchen. The yumminess of this takes me back to a time when I had no responsibilities and life felt pretty easy. I take a beat… …Read More »

You Are Both Caterpillar and Butterfly – How Not to Fear the Transformation

Not Another "Just Suck it Up and Keep Moving Forward" Post

On intentions, manifesting, and getting what you wanted, and the transformational gunk that accompanies the whole process. So you set your intention and the Universe answered! But holy yikes, here comes the major change and upheaval. And now this isn’t feeling so exciting and wonderful anymore. Instead of being delighted and grateful, you are feeling a bit scared and confused about what you were wanting in the first place. Or maybe it’s more that you feel unworthy of this. Or you don’t believe you have your shit together. And you… …Read More »

Have Courage, This Will All Work Out

Have Courage, This Will All Work Out

There are days when you begin to suspect that this is the beginning of the apocalypse. Days when it feels like the roads are all closed. Days when you’ve been fighting your hardest to keep up with the whackness. Days when enough things have happened and now all you can hear are the small fry in your head telling you, just lay down and let the zombies take you already! Maybe you feel this situation has gone on long enough and you’re ready to quit. But please don’t give up. … …Read More »

Ode to Winston the Wonder Dog

Winston the Wonder Dog

Note from Winston the Wonder Dog: My parents took me to the vet a few weeks ago because they said I was honking too much. After all that poking and one unhappy thermometer experience, it turned out I had cancer. I swear I felt fine, other than the honking. My parents were brave. They made such a fuss over me–way more hot dogs and bacon in my days. And hamburger. And steak. And lots of massages and walks. Basically they let me do whatever I wanted. And yesterday, they were… …Read More »

Want Your Happiness More Than Your Upset

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On why we need to stop honoring our suffering like it’s the most important thing happening everrrrr and how to stop freaking yourself out in a bad way. Want your happiness more than the upset. It’s something I talk about with friends often. And I love it when my friends say, but how how how? How can I want the happiness and peace when my upset is all I can think about? How can I sit here and wish for joy when my heart feels like it’s being ripped out… …Read More »