Is Your Caretaking Covering Up Your Heartbreak?

Are you giving yourself up to avoid feeling the heartache and heartbreak of others’ unloving behavior toward you?

Jenny grew up with a narcissistic mother who was incessantly demanding attention and demanding to have her way. Her mother would get furious when her husband or children didn’t do what she wanted them to . . . → Read More: Is Your Caretaking Covering Up Your Heartbreak?

The Power of Being “Grokked”

By Dr. Margaret Paul February 11, 2019

It is profoundly healing when another is able to deeply understand and empathize with our core painful feelings.

In 1961, author Robert A. Heinlein coined the term “grok” in his best-selling book, “Stranger in a Strange Land”.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines grok as “to . . . → Read More: The Power of Being “Grokked”

Discovering Your True Calling

Discovering Your True Calling

By Dr. Margaret Paul December 10, 2018

Are you unhappy with your work? Do you have a sense that you have a calling but you don’t know what it is or how to find it?

“Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do.” – . . . → Read More: Discovering Your True Calling

In The Beginning Was the Word…

I love the meaning for the beginning of John 1:1 that my spiritual guidance gave to me. . . . → Read More: In The Beginning Was the Word…


Greed is wreaking havoc on our planet.

“We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity.” ~Stephen Hawking

“In a country well-governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.” ~ Confucius

What Causes Greed?

The Free Dictionary defines greed as “an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs, especially with respect to material wealth.” Continue reading Greed


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:

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