Author Archives: thewelltendedlife

Setting Personal Boundaries

Integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles” and “the state of being whole and undivided.”  Your personal integrity stands or falls in your ability to have clearly-defined principles and expectations that describe the … Continue reading

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It’s Time To Get your Hopes Up… Really

How many times in your life have you faced a potentially good thing, but instead of getting excited about the prospect you told yourself not to get your hopes up?  It seems like a logical thing to do, right?  Why … Continue reading

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I Surrender All – Usually

There is a lot of talk in the self-help cosmos that’s focused on manifesting the life that you want through visualizations, and affirmations.  I believe that these practices work – when done correctly.  However, when overly simplified, the theory becomes … Continue reading

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The Truth Will Set You Free (and perhaps a few other people as well)

I’m regularly reminded that even though we communicate constantly, we are seldom as effective as we would like to be.  I think there are three primary reasons why and they build on each other. One reason is that we assume … Continue reading

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Don’t Repress Your Emotions

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” ~ Sigmund Freud “Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly … Continue reading

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The Power of Intentions

“Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.” ~ Sigmund Freud “Each person carries within their core the birthright of creative freedom, which, when organized and orchestrated, is the most … Continue reading

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The Process of De-Cluttering

“Clutter-clearing is modern-day alchemy.” ~ Denise Linn “Clutter is stuck energy. The word “clutter” derives from the Middle English word “clotter”, which means to coagulate – and that’s about as stuck as you can get.” ~ Karen Kingston “Eliminate physical … Continue reading

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