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SIMPLE WISDOM: LONGING TO BELONG

 

By Penelope Young Andrade
 

October 9, 2010 (San Diego) -- Are you longing to belong? Most likely, consciously or sub consciously, the answer is yes. As a human your need to belong is hard wired.

SIMPLE WISDOM: NURTURE YOUR IMAGINATION

August 27, 2010 (San Diego) -- Do you know how to take responsibility for your creativity? Like many, you may have trouble nurturing your imagination. Facing the blank screen, score, canvas, loom, or clay often brings up inadequacy and its undercurrent -- fear.

SIMPLE WISDOM: ARE YOU SCARED TO BE VULNERABLE?

By Penelope Andrade

July 1, 2010 (San Diego) -- Are you scared to be vulnerable? For many the v word (vulnerability) strikes fear in the façade of stylish imperviousness.

SIMPLE WISDOM: REBOOT YOUR LIFE CONNECTION

 

By Penelope Andrade

 

June 30, 2010 (San Diego) -- Are you connected to life? While many move in a daze of action, haze of forgetting, or tangle of technology, real life requires full frontal engagement. Yes, I’m talking about getting naked with the present moment. This means dropping in right here, right now sans overwork, alcohol, drugs, IPod, Blackberry, laptop, etc. to see how you feel. If you can barely imagine such a thing, you’re probably overdue to reboot your life connection.

SIMPLE WISDOM: PREPARING FOR A NEW YEAR

By Penelope Andrade

 

January 1, 2010 (San Diego)--Are you ready for a new year?

 

As you prepare to enter a new year, you may find yourself consciously or subconsciously reviewing this past year in particular and your life in general. This potent time of transition beckons you tune in to who, what and where you are.

SIMPLE WISDOM: THANKSGIVING TIP

Do you have an easier time giving than receiving? At Thanksgiving attention typically turns to turkey (or tofu) and gratitude.

Paradoxically, giving thanks spotlights your ability to receive. The reason for this is that gratitude requires opening yourself to receiving. If you’re like many of us you may not always feel deserving. It’s easy to get caught thinking its better to give than get.

SIMPLE WISDOM: SUSTAIN YOUR SPIRIT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

By Penelope Andrade

 

Is self care last on your holiday list? Winter's dark, short days invite you inside your home and self to slow down, rest . . . rejuvenate. The holidays pull you out into festive, hustle bustle. Torn in two directions you may feel more acutely the stress of lives that don't suit you or nourish you. You remember previous holiday disappointments and hope for fulfillment . . . maybe this year.

SIMPLE WISDOM: CAN YOU SAY NO WHEN YOU NEED TO?

 

By Penelope Andrade

 

July, 2009 (San Diego) -- Can you say no when you need to? It's often hard to say no . . . especially to people in positions of authority. An airplane once crashed because the crew was afraid to confront the captain. The captain was distracted by a landing gear malfunction and failed to notice the fuel gauge dropping to empty.

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