As your book suggests, I’m learning to be more vulnerable with my feelings in my relationship and express my true emotions to my partner (and also to my friends and family). I’ve been learning to be more honest with how I am feeling, too. Sometimes, though, I get the feeling that she doesn’t want to talk it out. Should I just keep sharing how I’m feeling and hope that through my sharing she will open up too? How do you think I could work on having more trust in myself? Do you think there is some way of possibly improving that?
Learning to Express More, Los Angeles
Dear Learning To Express More,
I’m so happy to hear that you’re feeling more comfortable being vulnerable in the expression of your true feelings. This takes much more courage than holding onto those precious feelings and thoughts inside.
Learning to be honest with yourself is a key to healing …
I’m feeling overwhelmed by a decision I need to make in terms of my work and my career. I feel very lucky to be extremely passionate about what I do, but I can’t help but think I’m in the “wrong” place and making a mistake by staying in my current job, and maybe need to let go of where I am and move on to something new. This however, is very scary to me because I have always felt like I’ve been in control of my own destiny. Can you please provide any insights as to how I might feel more confident about making this decision for possible significant change in my life?
Afraid of Making a Mistake, New York
Dear Afraid of Making a Mistake,
Today, I want you to start by tuning in to your own magnificence.
What I mean by that is, when you heart is in the right place, and your intention is to be a blessing with your life’s work, life has a way of unfolding in a magical and near perfect way. Wherever you go, you are being a blessing just by showing up, fully as you are …
I recently went through a lot in my life and I keep on calling it: a great depression. It changed me in a way and into a person that I’m sure that I like. I was trying to be there for others. I can’t figure out how to get back to me. Is there something that I’m missing?
Depressed, San Francisco
First, let’s get to the ROOT CAUSE … because that is where everything starts … let’s address it, figure it out —like the most amazing puzzle of your life—— what makes you tick, tock, bleed, rock, smile?????? What caused the depression? Do you know? Were you able to pull the curtains back to reveal what it was?
It seems that you are out of this period …
I’m a freshman in college and I am stressed out trying to balance my homework, boyfriend and exercise. Do you have any advice for me?
Stressed Out Freshman, Los Angeles
Dear Stressed Out Freshman,
First of all, please know that you are not alone. I’ve been there and can relate. I’m sure most freshmen in college can relate. There are many adjustments you are making – a new life, a new way of living, a new living situation, new friends, and new schedules so anyone experiencing all of that would be a bit stressed. Here are three ways that could be empower you into feeling better about your new life …