One of the little sections in The Great Work talks about water and how it connects to emotions.  From my pagan background, I've know about this relationship for a long time. One of the prompts in the book asks about if there are any bodies of water that make me anxious. In reality, almost all... Continue Reading →


What in your life do you try to control, and where do you allow flow? I'm a very anxious person, so I tend to try to control everything.  I'm a self-admitted control freak.  I also believe this comes from my mom being a control freak, so I learned to be that way from her.  I... Continue Reading →

Seasonal affective disorder

Do you find yourself impacted by seasonal affective (SAD) disorder? This is definitely something that affects me every winter.  The cold makes me want to stay indoors and cuddle up under a blanket.  I really don't do well with the cold weather.  Also, the fewer hours of sunlight frustrate me, as I just want to... Continue Reading →


Reflect on whether your eating and sleeping habits feel healthy and balanced. I have spent most of my life struggling with my weight.  Pretty much ever since puberty, I've been overweight.  So reflecting on my eating habits is difficult.  I definitely try to eat healthy, but I have a pretty strong sweet tooth.  Consequently, I... Continue Reading →


What situations would prompt a feeling of fear in you? Mostly, fear comes up when I think I might lose my job or I might get in trouble for a mistake. I've had some not so great managers in my past, which I'm sure many other people have too, and I now fear losing my... Continue Reading →

Job or home changes

Reflect on how many home or job changes you have experienced in your life. I've really only had one home change.  My parents had a home before the one they currently live in, but I don't remember it.  The one they currently live in is all I remember and they have been there for 30+... Continue Reading →

Root chakra

Chakras are energy centers found in the body, and correspond to different emotions, beliefs, and even parts of the body.  This knowledge is found in eastern philosophy. The root chakra is found at the base of the spine, connecting our energy with the earth.  The bones of our body, including the teeth, are associated with... Continue Reading →

Greatest strength

What do you consider your greatest strength? I have a couple.  It's my ability to learn new things and my tenacity.  I've always known that I can pick up new things rather quickly, when I put my mind to it.  I'm able to retain a lot of knowledge and can recall it rather well when... Continue Reading →

Feeling lost

Have you had times of feeling you don't know who you are? I've been experiencing this feeling ever since I graduated college.  I knew in high school I wanted to become a chemist and work for the coroner's office in my area.  I went to college and got my BS in chemistry.  It took a... Continue Reading →

Risks and exploration

How comfortable are you in taking risks? I'm not very comfortable at all.  I don't like change much.  I like things to stay the same, as much as possible. How encouraged were you to explore new things in childhood? I don't remember much about my early childhood, but I remember not being able to go... Continue Reading →

Origin and developmental reflection

From The Great Work, the last week was about reflecting on my origin and development. There can be imbalance in the family and it can manifest in two polar extremes: the Controlling System and the Chaotic System. In the Controlling System there are rigid rules and little to now acknowledgement of differing needs. There is... Continue Reading →

Feeling secure

In what circumstances do you feel safe and supported? I feel safe and supported whenever I'm with my husband.  He pushes me to do better every day, and supports me and encourages me when I feel like I'm not enough. I also feel safe at home.  I know this is something that seems pretty normal,... Continue Reading →

Losing Control

Have you ever had a moment of losing control? I've had many moments of losing control.  It is often precipitated by some small event setting me off.  It's like the straw that breaks the camels back.  Many things pile up and then I let it all go at once, and usually that leaves me crying... Continue Reading →

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