Entries by Slade Machamer

Relationship: “A Brave New World”

Read any current material on intimate relationships and you’ll likely glean that we’re in uncharted waters in terms of what an intimate relationship is and what it requires to flourish. Esther Perel in Mating in Captivity states “Today, we turn to one person to provide what an entire village once did: a sense of grounding, […]

The Wisdom of Your Inner Critic Part II

The life you’d like more of – where you love deeply and experience an ongoing contentment comes naturally to your Essential Self but often feels out of reach to other parts of you. The Inner Critic is one of the chief parts standing in the way. It calls out your mistakes and assumes the worst […]

The Wisdom of Your Inner Critic: Part I

Jiddu Krishnamurti said “The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” Life shows us that learning often involves mistakes, failures, and the need for change. Michael Jordan said, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 […]

The Life You Want – It’s Closer Than You Think

The quality of our lives is often about the choices we make–or don’t make. Our loves, our vocations, our environment and our spiritual paths are the sum total of what we say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to. And while it’s important to look back at our ‘missteps’ for learning and healing, what most of us ultimately […]