Do you believe that life is hard? Do you believe that we live in a scary, dark, hopeless time? Or, do you believe that life can be easy, joyful and full of possibility? That you are safe and supported and that life is always working out for you? Maybe you believe some parts of both sides. Wherever you fall, ask yourself: Is what I believe true for me? If you believe that life is difficult and scary—has that been your experience? Is that what happens in your life or what you see around you all the time? And if you believe that life is good and that there are always new and exciting opportunities—has that been your experience? Have things continued to get better and do you ... Read More about What do you believe?
It was a simple sentence. “I’m dropping two classes and will be a part time student this semester.” When she said it, I smiled and nodded. I stayed positive and supported her decision. While I felt that way in the moment, afterwards, alone, my mind started churning. Why is she doing this? What will she do with her extra time? Will she graduate? Does she really care about school or is this a gentle way to say “I’m dropping out.” Is there something else going on in her life that I am missing? Is someone else influencing her decisions? Is this really what is right for her? On and on it went. But then I caught myself. This is a trap that I often caution my clients ... Read More about You’re making sh*t up
Happy Labor Day weekend! As usual, the summer seems to have slipped by in the blink of an eye. As I sat down to write about how your life on the outside is always a mirror of how you feel on the inside, I wanted to start with a quote. During my Google search, I uncovered the following gem from pravsworld.com: The world is your mirror The good you find in others, is in you too. The faults you find in others are your faults as well. After all, to recognize something you must know it. The possibilities you see in others, are possible for you as well. The beauty you see around you, is your beauty. The world around you is a reflection, a mirror showing you the person ... Read More about Mirror, Mirror
Question for you. When something really lousy happens, what if you were able to believe that life isn’t happening to you, but actually happening for you? What if everything that happens in your life is perfectly orchestrated for your growth as a person? If you went through your days knowing this, what would open up for you? The topic I'm tackling this week is The Purpose of Life 101. The simplest way to break it down is to say that life is a classroom and until you learn your lessons you are going to have to take the same tests over and over again. Has that been your experience? Do you have the same situations arise time and again? Do you find yourself asking, "Why ... Read More about The School of Life
Ok, so let’s talk about this being your own best friend thing. You may be wondering, be my own best friend? Lorna, what does that even mean? Where do I start? For me, it started with a depressing realization. Last week, I talked about happiness being an inside job. What quickly followed that life altering paradigm was the understanding that searching outside myself for love, value, appreciation and validation simply doesn’t work. I knew this because I had tried my whole life to find love and worthiness from other people, material goods and achievements—always to be left wanting. People would let me down, not love me enough or not love me in the way that I wanted them to. I was ... Read More about Will you be my BFF?