• Your Surround Sound

    Date: 2015.07.07 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0


    close up of a big stereo speaker

    I love the effect of surround sound when I’m watching a good movie. The noise and music bouncing off of the walls, pulsing through my body and in my ears, there’s magic in the way it expands the experience of sitting still in an otherwise quiet theater. To my rational mind, I know I’m suspending my disbelief in order to enter the story; it’s all made up, and I get that it’s playing against a giant white screen and can’t hurt me, or spontaneously make me do or be anything in that moment. Still, all the drama and noise adds a dimension of reality that stays with me long after I’ve left the movie. It makes for a great parallel in our own lives too. We’re constantly bombarded by drama and noise intended to manipulate the way we feel, which brings me to today’s question:

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  • The Heart: Broken Open

    Date: 2015.05.03 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0



    According to the Buddha, “True love is born from understanding.” But when a relationship ends and the heart breaks, it can feel as though love itself has abandoned us, and understanding seems an even longer way off.

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  • The Invitation of Spring

    Date: 2015.04.06 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0



    man sitting among daisies

    Spring has officially become my favorite season of the year. Never mind how much you’ve heard me gush about Summer. Each season has its magic, but Spring sings to me of rebirth, renewal, the majesty of starting over and making way for the underdog, the babies and fools. Spring gives us all a level shot, having pulled back the frigid, unforgiving hand of winter, saying simply to its brutality, Enough.

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  • Honey Help YourSelf … RESUME

    Date: 2015.03.27 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0


    outdoor stairs leading up

    Sometimes it’s necessary to slow down—in order to navigate around obstacles, to avoid accidents, to keep ourselves safe. We might even have to stop altogether and wait for the way to clear. Such are the rules of the road. However. When we lose momentum on our pet projects or big dreams, it has the opposite effect. Read more »

  • Good Energy Tip: Encourage Yourself!

    Date: 2015.02.27 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0


    happy girl in rainshower

    Whenever I ask for change, it’s the one thing I’m sure I’ll get. Actually, it doesn’t matter whether I ask for it or not. But the thing is, the process of change can be overwhelming. Ever been in a classroom or work or relationship setting where it felt like everybody was smarter, better, faster and more adept at it than you? I’ll raise my hand on that one and admit that nothing about it feels good. In fact, when the learning or experience curve feels too steep for my comfort, that’s when I’m inclined to leave. But what we know about the comfort zone is that it’s not where the change happens.

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