October 2016 Blog Posts (9)

Consciousness and The Welcome

Guest House

This being human is a guest house

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,

who violently sweep your house

empty of its furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 31, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Birthing The New You

Birthing The New You ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

Last night was pretty phenomenally uncomfortable. I woke up feeling constricted with competition. It was such a surprise to me, because I don't operate on that level any more. My work is so new, the focus is different, that it doesn't compare to what anyone else is doing. It would be like a runner competing with a hang glider. Different sports, different areas.

I'm not certain whose reality I was experiencing, but I would…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 21, 2016 at 9:45am — No Comments

Why Comparing Yourself To Others Is The Death of Truth

We're so quick to compare - this to this, that to that.

Comparison is the death of truth.

When you start to compare you lose sight of what is.

In comparison, you close off, you single out, you focus entirely on a specific set of conditions, circumstances and perspectives to the exclusion of others - under the guise of 'truth and reality.'

When we compare one thing to another there may be a small aspect that is noticed "This is taller than…


Added by Danielle Lynn - HOST on October 20, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Denial and Delusion

Denial and Delusion ©2016 Joan M. Newcomb, CPC

It's been a painful week. I think the majority of people (at least in the US, but I suspect it is showing up in different forms around the world) are suffering major post traumatic stress.

This has been coming in waves throughout the year, although it's been going on for longer. I'm certain there's an astrological explanation, maybe the Pluto-Uranus square, whatever.…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 18, 2016 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Consciousness and the Words

We are noticing that within the unfolding of ourselves these days, we are getting in touch with our base concepts of being. How very exciting when you think about it. In group the words that came up reflected this.

The English language can often provide more than one meaning and often the…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 17, 2016 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Don’t Just Survive ~ Thrive in a Toxic Workplace ~ Part Two

Picking up from where we left off last week, here are some more strategies to help you really build momentum with self-care and self-expression within challenging work environments.


Create Safe Sounding Boards

What will it take to support each other in the ways we would offer support to someone accessing our services?

From a place of personal responsibility, begin to develop your resources. Find people…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on October 12, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Consciousness and the Day to Day of Stress

A long, clean and shiny red firetruck was in the lane next to me as we waited at the signal light. I got to contemplating about the ability of the firemen who drop everything at a moment's notice and then take their truck out into the neighborhood to do good of all kinds.

I thought about the stress that is incorporated in every action along the way, from keeping the truck in working, pristine, ready condition, the maneuvering of the big vehicle through traffic and tight road…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 10, 2016 at 7:33pm — No Comments

Consciousness and Being Open

There is no effort in Being. You relax and open up. Information flows. There is no judge, no attachment to outcome. You are free to observe inwardly and outwardly. That is the true gift of Heart Centered Awareness. Being nothing, no thing. Sometimes it is a…


Added by Joan and Janet - HOSTS on October 3, 2016 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Don’t Just Survive ~ Thrive in a Toxic Workplace ~ Part One

What will it take for us to stop hurting each other and ourselves in the workplace?

If you are a helping professional, you have likely experienced the toxic work environment – maybe, you’re in one right now. You know – high workload demands, lack of time and funding, too much paperwork, disgruntled colleagues, waiting lists, and hard to please supervisors. And we haven’t even touched on the often traumatizing and painful stories that you witness in…


Added by Elizabeth Bishop - HOST on October 3, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments

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