Inner work

It’s OK Sweetheart: Learn to Cherish and Calm Your Sweet Self

By Nicole Urdang | November 25, 2010
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In America everyone is indoctrinated to believe that doing well ensures a good life. Certainly, it’s satisfying to succeed, whether at work, school, relationships, sports, or anything else, but even if you do everything according to society’s plan, there is no guarantee life will be peachy. At various times you may find yourself facing unexpected […]

Loving Yourself May Be Easier Than You Thought

By Nicole Urdang | October 17, 2010
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“Be thine own palace or the world’s thy jail.” John Donne What a strange world where loving yourself isn’t second nature. Perhaps everyone is born with the capacity to love themselves, but the vagaries of life steal attention from this sacred task. Luckily, with a little awareness and effort, you can consciously reconnect with the […]

Feeling Your Feelings: You Can’t Heal What You Don’t Feel

By Nicole Urdang | July 29, 2010
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Can you imagine a life without one of your five senses? Maybe, but it certainly isn’t something you would joyfully embrace. Even if having all five senses means you sometimes see, smell, hear, touch, or taste things that elicit a negative reaction, you understand the gift of having all five far eclipses those unpleasant moments. […]

Feed Your Brain Loving Thoughts and Watch What Happens

By Nicole Urdang | July 14, 2010
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Let’s pretend you’re washing lettuce for a salad. You see a few rusty-edged pieces and remove them. It’s second nature. You didn’t have to consciously think, “I don’t want to put something unappealing or toxic in my body.” You intuitively knew. Unfortunately, it is not that easy when it comes to your mind. Allowing unwanted, […]

What is your story?

By Nicole Urdang | May 28, 2010
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You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand.” Irene C. Kassorla “What is your story” is a bit of optional homework you might like to explore. Be extra gentle with yourself while navigating through these questions, as they […]

Feeling Stuck and Embracing Life’s Vicissitudes

By Nicole Urdang | May 19, 2010
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Have you  recently gone through a life-changing event or period? A divorce, the death of a loved one, unemployment, or an illness? Do you find yourself feeling stuck? As if you were in a perpetual state of emotional inertia? Did you think the worst would be over but feel as if you are flooded with […]