Are you tired of all the trite, easy steps & quick fix advice out there? Tired of giving up your authority to so called 'experts', 'systems', or 'healers'? Tired of the endless cycle between avoidance, distraction, and clinging to safety - ie. 'cover-up' addictive patterns?
Ready to discuss, explore & learn practical ways to deal with honest, genuine, & real life difficulties?
Issues like: Difficult Personalities Difficult Conversations Difficult Topics (Grief, Depression, Mental Illness, Death) Sacralized victims (Demonizing opponents & Language police) Dangerous Bullies (Narcissists, Sociopaths, etc.) Deception (half truths, exaggerations, mis-information) Passive Aggression Spiritually minded but no earthly good (fundamentalists, idealogues, extremists) Relationship or Family issues (Care Giving, Roles, Responsibilities) Emotional Reasoning & Emotional Neglect Distortion Campaigns Fear, Obligation & Guilt (trips) Social Shaming (Silencing, Stigma & Taboo) Not being seen, recognized, or respected Confusion, Complexity & Anxiety Logical Fallacies Facing Failure Lack of Meaning Unconscious shadow material (dark side of light chasers) Transference & Projection Moving, Transitions & Change Time Management, Scheduling & Accountability Illness, Getting Older & Decline Inner Critic, Judgment & Perfectionism
I envision a small local tribe of friendly peers eager to work together in order to figure out how to deal with, face & resolve life's challenges through learning, growth & transformation.
"All too often our so–called strength comes from fear, not love; instead of having a strong back, many of us have a defended front shielding a weak spine. In other words, we walk around brittle and defensive, trying to conceal our lack of confidence. If we strengthen our backs, metaphorically speaking, and develop a spine that’s flexible but sturdy, then we can risk having a front that’s soft and open, representing choiceless compassion. The place in your body where these two meet — strong back and soft front — is the brave, tender ground in which to root our caring deeply when we begin the process of being with dying." - Roshi Joan Halifax