Accepting the “Gift” of Criticism by Karin Green at Shadow Wisdom

Accepting the “Gift” of Criticism

Accepting the “Gift” of Criticism Most of us can accept compliments. Some of us can accept suggestions. One or two of us can bend our minds around a completely new idea.   When it comes to criticism, that’s where most of us shut the door and hang up the “closed” sign. After all, who wants to hear the sentences that begin with, “You want to know what your problem is?” or “If only you would just change (fill in the […]

Authentic Life by Karin Green at Shadow Wisdom

[Video] The Authentic Life

Did you see the recent Wonder Woman movie? Like Wonder Woman are you aspire to something greater, to get to the truth of who your authentic self is?   “What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d  think.” As a conscious entrepreneur, I get it―how hard it can be to be your REAL authentic self and still succeed in a society that seems to prize conventionality in favor of authenticity. According to Joyce Carol Oates, “Self-criticism […]

How to Access Your Inner Warrior at Will

A Truly Scary Moment I was trembling, fear was rushing through my body, like a roaring river during the spring melt. I was on my way to confront a man that had wronged me. A man that I had never had the nerve to say no to. To prepare I put on my cowboy boots, the boots that made me feel like I was a kick-ass woman. I put on my leather jacket, it made me feel bulletproof. I put […]

How Well Do You Handle Your Inner Critic?

Most of us have an Inner Critic, an internal “voice” that judges our actions or inaction, tells us what’s wrong with us and how we should or should not be. This constant judging can lead to exhausting feelings of guilt, shame and anxiety. While it’s difficult, it is not impossible, to silence the critic completely, there are ways to tame or “bust” it. Answer these true/false questions to discover how well you handle your Inner Critic. Set 1 I can’t seem […]

Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Creating a New Habit  The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness. They are suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are […]

3 Steps to Rewrite Your Story to Empower Yourself

How to empower yourself through your stories We all have stories about who we are and why. Our stories influence what we believe we can do and who we believe we can be. They define who we think we are – you are so much more than your stories Your stories can have a big hold on you, from who you believe you are, to what you believe others think about you, to what you believe about others … your loved ones, your family, your […]

[Quiz] How Well Constructed Are Your Boundaries?

Family Time  My little sister is screaming “NO” on top of her lungs, and I do not care. We are on a car trip and my sister, 6, and I, 10, have the backseat to ourselves. We have a well constructed boundary between us and I am slowly but surly taking up more than my half of the backseat. Totally ignoring our agreed upon boundary I am making myself comfortable by sticking my whole foot over on her side. Making her wrong […]

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The struggle to be Authentic

Let’s start with a simple fact: we all struggle to be more authentic, whether we realize it or not.  This struggle comes from a deep desire to express ourselves. But the reality we face is that it’s often easier to behave in less authentic ways rather than risk letting others see and experience who we really are. You have been spending your whole life hiding your true self and vulnerability from others, and for really good reasons. When you are authentic, you risk being […]