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Inner Work 060: Dealing with Negative Criticism (w/ Personal Anecdote!)

Inspired by recent events in my own life, this episode addresses the topic of how to deal with negative feedback or criticism. It doesn’t matter whether the criticism comes from a family member, friend, co-worker, boss, or client — we’ll explore a number of strategies to help you respond (or not respond!) to negative feedback …

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What Are Soul Contracts And How Do They Work?

Soul contracts are agreements we enter into for the purposes of learning and spiritual development. Most of these contracts are unconscious, so we often don’t know we’ve made them. A soul contract might reveal itself when you start noticing the same relationship patterns over and over in your life. Or when you experience a very …

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Inner Work 058: A Guided Meditation to Connect With Your Inner Wild Woman

In Clarissa Pinkola Estes’ classic book, Women Who Run With the Wolves, “wild woman” is an inner source of power and strength for all women. She is wise, courageous, nurturing, and connected to the cycles of nature and the moon. Wild woman can help us set healthy boundaries, say “no” and say “yes” from an …

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She

She feeds the fire with water
She swims in the deep woods
She moves while standing still
She sees beyond man’s words
She glides into the in-between
She flies with hawks and eagles…

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Inner Work 057: Spiritual Bypassing

Robert Augustus Masters defines the term “spiritual bypassing” as a collection of behaviors and beliefs through which we use spirituality to avoid life. Some of these behaviors include anger-phobia, boundaries that are too strict or too porous, emotional numbing, and over-detachment from life. When we engage in spiritual bypassing, we trick ourselves into believing that …

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