Knowing the difference between caring and caretaking can sometimes be confusing. Discover how to tell the difference.


Have you sometimes wondered how to know the difference between caring and caretaking? This is the question that Arielle is asking:

“I’m mindful of my over-giving tendency. But often I don’t realize I’m caretaking until after the fact when I feel drained. How can I know (before I take the action) when my giving is really caretaking?”

To know the difference, you need to become aware of a number of issues. Here are some questions you can ask yourself:

Continue reading “How Can I Know When I’m Caring And When I’m Caretaking?”

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What if You Knew That You Are Never Alone?

Your spiritual guidance is always here for you, but you need to know how to access it. Connecting with Spirit is simple, but not always easy.

What if you knew that you are never alone – that you are always being guided by a personal source of spiritual guidance? If you knew and experienced . . . → Read More: What if You Knew That You Are Never Alone?

Is Your Inner Movie On or Off?

Are you ready to switch off your programmed inner movie and let Spirit guide you instead?

What’s playing on your inner movie? Your inner movie is the screen in your mind upon which you create various scenarios.

Perhaps the movie is “Reliving the Past.” Maybe it’s “Controlling the Future.” Is your movie stuck on . . . → Read More: Is Your Inner Movie On or Off?

Why Complain?

Are you a complainer? Are you ready to do something different?


“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” - Maya Angelou

Do you complain? If you do, why?

___I complain as a form of control – in the hopes that someone will change or fix something for me.

___I complain as a way to connect with others. When they commiserate with me, I feel less alone.

Continue reading Why Complain?

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“I Keep Choosing The Wrong Partner”

Discover the way out of choosing the wrong relationships over and over.


Do you find yourself choosing a similar wrong partner over and over? This is what Laura asks about:

“How can I get past the point of choosing destructive and abusive relationships over and over just because I grew up in an abusive and dysfunctional family? Is it better to just remain single and grow with God and be a good mom and not gravitate toward craziness?”

Laura, there are a number of issues here that need to be addressed. Continue reading “I Keep Choosing The Wrong Partner”

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“Why Do I Feel Shame When I’m Being Blamed?”

What’s really happening when someone blames and shames you? If you stopped taking it personally, what would you be feeling?


What do you generally do when someone blames you for his or her feelings? Do you find yourself taking it personally and blaming yourself? This is what Melinda struggles with:

“How do I take loving care of myself when my partner is acting out with jealousy that he is not acknowledging? I feel blamed and shamed. It somehow feels like there’s something wrong with me, or something I’m doing even though there isn’t. What do I do with the shame? How do I love myself through it? His reaction can last a few hours or even a few days.”

Melinda, your partner’s blaming and shaming of you are his ways of avoiding responsibility for his own feelings. But the real question is, why are you taking on the blame and shame? Why are you taking his behavior personally? Continue reading “Why Do I Feel Shame When I’m Being Blamed?”

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