There’s Only One Way Out of a Vicious Cycle

There’s Only One Way Out of a Vicious Cycle

Vicious cycles are not fun. Even the word vicious totally sounds bad, right? Vishhhhhhhh-Isssssssssss. Makes me wanna crawl under my bed and not come out until that evil, hissing vicious cycle slinks back to where it came from. But wait, where did it come from? That’s...
What’s the Connection Between Shame and Victimhood?

What’s the Connection Between Shame and Victimhood?

Dear Readers, I decided to write this week about my own personal edge these days. It’s the thing that I’ve been working on, or rather, the thing that’s been working me. There have been some deep transformations going on over here. So I thought I’d share some of...
How Do You Handle a Complaining Friend?

How Do You Handle a Complaining Friend?

Dear Meli, I have a friend. She’s one of my oldest and dearest friends. We went to grade school together. She’s always had my back, and in many ways she’s one of my biggest supporters. But – and this is a big but – she’s a big complainer. Like,...
Do I Have to Be Spiritual Because My Partner Is?

Do I Have to Be Spiritual Because My Partner Is?

Dear Meli, I’m not spiritual. Really, I’m not kidding. My partner of ten years, on the other hand, is super spiritual. When we got together, we were both atheists, but since then she’s totally gone on a spiritual kick. First it was yoga. Then...
Thoughts and Feelings and Fears, Oh My! (Video)

Thoughts and Feelings and Fears, Oh My! (Video)

Are you a good meditator? Or a bad meditator? That was a trick question! There’s no such thing as a bad meditator. Everybody thinks. A lot. And meditation is the process of watching our thoughts. So meditation, by definition, tends to involve lots of thinking....

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