Letting Go of Anger, Guilt, and Regret -- Gaining The Inside Advantage

I recently talked about carrying around excess baggage—the stuff we don’t want or need—the negative thoughts and emotions in our heads and hearts. I mentioned one of the things you can do to help yourself is to examine the negative emotions that are in your life.  I hope that you found the list I prepared (taken from my book The Inside Advantage:  How Ordinary People Can Accomplish Extraordinary Things).If not, I invite you to take a look now at the last few Blogs on my website at CWLauro.com....more

Closeted Openings: Unlocking an Existence Beyond the Physical

Originally posted on ChapterTK.com...more

Note To Self: My Husband Is Not The Patriarchy

I'm angry. Right now.This isn't just any run-of-the-mill anger. It's the kind of seething anger that pops up every now and then without notice.It's anger without a reason.This might sound crazy, but I'll be perfectly happy one minute -- and then ten minutes later I'm fuming. It literally comes from no where. There's typically nothing that predicates it. It just happens.I try to get rid of it -- try to step away for a moment and breathe. The anger doesn't happen all the time. But it happens enough. And I become bitter and resentful for an entire evening....more
Shortly after our son was born, I started to feel this sense of angry injustice towards my ex. ...more

Are you flexible enough?

How malleable is the water?Such should be our soul's response to adversity....more

No, I will NOT take a deep breath!

Ever have a situation that really makes you fume? I’m talking about the kind of thing that makes you go from irritated to furious in .25 seconds? When you feel as though you could literally start having a 2-year-old tantrum while clenching your fists and screaming at the top of your lungs out of pure frustration? If you’ve never felt this way, I applaud you, and would really like to know how you pull off that inner calm....more

THE BUMP

Drop off at school. Walk the kiddos to their cubbies. Lunches packed, kisses for the day. So far, so good. Stroll outside, chatting with a good friend, and stop next to my parked car. That's when things shift from pretty typical morning to pretty WHAT?!! I watch as the dude parked in front of me backs up and gives my car a real good bump....more

The Angry Jar

Hmm... -Momo RT dtanton: What do you think of this idea? The Angry Jar ...more

Healing Anger with Your Adult Children

Parenting scraped knees and bruised emotions is child's play when it comes to  finding the healing words for rejection  and abandonment pain for your adult child. A devastating time, that you must override with a knowing , firm truth, coupled in compassionate love and strong Mother bear defense, that ....yes, even ....this too shall pass.....seems trite. When did parenting become such a difficult and often unrewarding job of blame, apologies and tears?...more

The End of Naps: Mommy Unglued

 "Pushing your buttons is a spiritual practice, and children are our spiritual teachers. You don’t need an expensive spiritual retreat to become enlightened. Your little sage-teacher is right in front of you, offering you true wisdom free of charge!...more

What to Do When Nothing Works.

by Anna Blake ...more