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Contempt is Poisoning Our Country
In these divisive times, contempt has become the go-to weapon of choice on all sides of the political spectrum. But contempt — which dehumanizes its target — is a weapon of M.A.D. (Mutual Assured Destruction) and there are no winners. Kathy and Donna offer insight into contempt and how to get beyond it.
Fear and the Stories We Tell Ourselves
Allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed by fear can often lead to stagnation, inaction, and perpetual stress. Donna and Kathy describe how much of our fear stems from the stories we tell ourselves and offer tips to overcome fear and move towards impactful and empowered action.
From Finger Pointing to Freedom
Grudge-holding is an insidious form of self-sabotage. Forgiving and letting go of anger — which has possibly been held onto years after the fact — are tremendous steps toward emotional freedom and personal empowerment.
Meet Your Monkey!
We all have a monkey that crawls into our heads and torments us from time to time. You know, the one that berates you with “I am not enough” — not good enough, smart enough, rich enough, creative enough, young enough, old enough — the possibilities are endless. Your monkey will only sabotage and limit you, keep you stuck and small, and barrage you with negativity and trepidation. The first step is awareness of your monkey, where he comes from, and what he is saying between the lines.
Take a Trip Around the Resistance Wheel
We can’t possibly do it all. What is an area in which you most want to effect change? In which areas would you like to dialog effectively and educate others? You may be clear about which area you want to focus on and what is most critical for you, or you may find yourself struggling to narrow it down. Neither of these is right or wrong; they are simply descriptions of where you are at this moment. If you are ready to get clear on what matters most to you, making a Resistance Wheel will help. If you already know, it’s still an eye-opening exercise!
Self-Care As a Revolutionary Act
According to the 2017 American Psychological Association’s annual “Stress in America: The State of Our Nation” survey, nearly two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) say the future of the nation is a very or somewhat significant source of stress. If simply hearing the news of the day affects your ability to think, cope, or function well, it may be wise to stop and evaluate your self-care. You can make choices and learn tactics to process information in a way that works for you. Donna and Kathy ask questions to help people create their own self-care starter kit.
Integrity in 3 Fundamental Steps
Living in personal integrity is not always the easy choice, but the payoff is nothing short of emotional freedom. If you want to learn who you are, or “find yourself,” the surest way is to listen to and trust yourself and act accordingly — even when it seems impossible. Kathy and Donna share the Three Fundamental Steps to Integrity: listening, trusting, and acting.
It’s Okay to Be Angry
There is a time and place where every emotion can serve you. Donna and Kathy offer guidance towards no longer needing to fear anger (or any other emotion) and how to stop judging your feelings as “wrong.” When you no longer have the need to shut off or deny any part of yourself, you will find greater wholeness and freedom.
When Overwhelm Owns You, You’ve Lost
When you are overwhelmed and trying to keep your head above water, it’s a sure sign that you are out of personal integrity. It is precisely in these times that you are offered an invaluable roadmap to self-discovery and understanding. Donna and Kathy share how to use feelings of overwhelm to your advantage.
Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall
Kathy and Donna explore how subconscious thoughts and beliefs influence our perceptions of the world around us. They reveal how our shadows and projections affect our experience of the post-Trump-election landscape and share how to identify and move beyond the limitations of the subconscious to greater emotional freedom and clarity.
From Victim to Powerhouse
We put ourselves in the role of victim every time we resist the truth of “what is.” We waste precious energy resisting reality instead of using our resources to achieve our goals. Donna and Kathy offer guidance to switch from victim to powerhouse by turning denial into acceptance and taking positive action.
Do One Thing
When it comes to effecting positive change, we don’t need to do it all, but we need to do something. Donna and Kathy explore some of the reasons why people end up feeling like they can never do enough, which often leads to doing nothing. They also suggest a simple solution that anyone can take part in: do one thing.