Emotional Wisdom

Free workshop: Release Your Inner Rebel

In my first job out of college, I became incensed as I watched my boss sexually harass the intern I’d hired. My coworkers all looked the other way. But I couldn’t. Instead, I wrote a letter alerting the board of directors to his behavior. Before sending it, I shared the […]

By |2020-08-23T13:36:39-06:00August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Emotional Wisdom, Know Yourself, Trusting Your Soul|Tags: , |0 Comments

How Writing a Memoir Changes Your Story

I was recently interviewed for a podcast sponsored by the Hoffman Institute. If you’ve never heard of Hoffman, well, let me say that if you’re ready to make some important changes in your life–or, if you’re stuck and have no idea where to turn–you may want to check […]

Your 30-Minute Myth

I have no scientific data to back this up, but I would say—based on experience and observation—that it takes an average of four years to write a memoir, and by that I mean the kind of well-crafted story others would want to read.

In the process, memoirists not only […]

What Our Keyboards Teach Us

The last two weeks I’ve been avoiding my piano, and two nights ago, after a particularly frustrating night of practice, I realized why.

Whenever I’d sit down to play—or, more accurately, clonk my way through the beginner’s book—I’d find myself confronting patterns of behavior that have plagued me my entire life.

I […]

By |2019-05-22T17:22:25-06:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Emotional Wisdom|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

Making Friends With Fear

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.” 

~Krishnamurti

*(Copyright 2013, Brian Whetten, used with permission)

 

When we […]

By |2019-03-12T09:03:39-06:00January 6th, 2019|Categories: Emotional Wisdom|Tags: , |0 Comments