Want more Confidence? Kick some “Buts”

Are you a dreamer or a doer? Is your head in the clouds, full of ideas or are you able to plant your feet on the ground and get things done?  Confident people are both. They allow their imaginations to soar with possibilities AND have the courage to take action.    If you find yourself dreaming big but acting small, you might need to kick some “buts” that are holding you back.    Test yourself Think of a dream, big […]

Karin Green of Shadow Wisdom

I Quit!

My teacher and mentor Cliff Barry always says “It’s good to feel fear when you facilitate shadow work.  It makes you a better and safer facilitator.”  In the first few minutes of a Shadow Work process, I am convinced that this is the one where I won’t know what to do.  This will be the time I finally screw up.  My fears and self-doubt are front and center and I  question myself.  “Why am I doing this? There is no […]

Finding the Gifts of the Shadow

Imagine a résumé for your “shadow”—that unconscious part of us that holds all the stuff we deny, discount, disown, bury or pretend does not exist: Vengeful, easily victimized, lazy, bad, untrustworthy. Excel at hopelessness and rage, expert on greed. Not creative. Never finish what I start. Stupid, a loner, damaged goods. So not good enough. Have nothing important to say. Nurture dark thoughts. Definitely unlovable. The Dreaded Dark Side No one likes to admit to a dark side—it can be […]

How fear can be your guiding Light!

Is fear of failure stopping you? What stops you from… Asking your boss for a raise? Speaking up when you disagree with someone? Calling that person you met in the elevator? Starting that business you’ve been talking about for a decade? Auditioning for that part? Fill in the blank… Ask yourself, what stops you doing that which you most desire? Most likely, it’s fear of failure showing up. Are you afraid? Are you aware of physical sensations of fear in […]

When Negative Thoughts Gets In Your Way

We all have one! We all have one, a voice that expresses criticism or frustration, disapprove of our actions. It might sound like “what’s wrong with you”, “why can’t you get it together”, “that was stupid”, “they will find out you don’t know enough”. At best these negative thoughts are just present like background noise, and at worst they might paralyze you, prevent you from a successful career, a healthy relationship and may even lead to depression. The good news […]

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 […]