Category Archives: How to Love Yourself

How Being Selfish Is The Best Thing You Can Do

Being Selfish Is The Best You Can Do- Misha Almira

How Being Selfish Is The Best Thing You Can Do

We spend most of our time thinking of other people. I don’t just mean thinking about their well-being, I just mean thinking about them. We obsess about our conversations and how they went.

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Shadow Work Tips: Eat the Peas First

Shadow Work Tips: Eat the Peas First- Misha Almira

Shadow Work Tips: Eat the Peas First

What do you hate in others?

Can you see how it might have something to do with you?

Go there first. It is where life will lead us eventually so as Obama says, “Eat the peas.”

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Allowing the Body to Teach Us How to Heal

Allowing the Body to Teach Us How to Heal- Misha Almira

Allowing the Body to Teach Us How to Heal

Our bodies are always talking to us, but are we listening?

Just like a child, we are not paying attention to, that resorts to throwing a tantrum, the body will eventually demand our attention.

Do you think major illnesses just happen without warning?

The messages may be subtle, but they are coming to us constantly. Continue reading Allowing the Body to Teach Us How to Heal

How to Stop Playing the Blame Game & Finally Forgive

How to Stop Playing the Blame Game & Finally Forgive- Misha Almira

How to Stop Playing the Blame Game & Finally Forgive

Most of us have played the blame game at least once in our lives. For many of us, it is our default for coping with pain. We might want to forgive, but it seems too far to reach.

Have you ever been blamed for something that you honestly did not do?

Have you ever blamed someone else for something that hurt you, hoping they would be punished?

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Standing Up to the Verbal Abuser in Your Mind

Standing Up to the Verbal Abuser in Your Mind- Misha Almira

Standing Up to the Verbal Abuser in Your Mind

For years, I’d been doing my best to recover from verbal abuse. It felt like a part of me had been stolen.

I tried to identify how and when it happened, with little success. It was subtle at first.

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Valuable Lesson I Learned From Being Consumed By a Serpent

Valuable Lesson I Learned From Being Consumed By a Serpent - Misha AlmiraValuable Lesson I Learned From Being Consumed By a Serpent

Can Destruction Exist Without Fear or Violence?

Endings happen, loved ones die with and without warnings. It is painful. We experience many levels of grief throughout our lives and this will not change.

But, have you ever found yourself asking, “Do I have a choice in the matter?”

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A Closer Look at Depression

A Closer Look at Depression- Misha Almira

A Closer Look at Depression

It had been a while since I felt depression, but it has visited a few times recently.

What once was a constant part of my life, is now an intriguing visitor. I was able to take a closer look at depression and was surprised at what I found. 

What is Depression?

There are many definitions of what depression is, but I became interested in what it meant for me.

I began unpacking it curiously, noticing the contents.I decided to stop trying to change it and decided to study it, for myself.

As I let my awareness go into the deep agonizing pool, it started seeming like a container. 

First, I noticed frustration coming out. Then, dread, regret, sadness, and anger.

I continued to open the container labeled depression as I realized it was holding all the little emotional reactions

I’d had throughout my day at work.  

Depression was the place I put my repressed feelings when I was too busy to deal with them.

When I wasn’t able to get ‘messy’ at work, I packed them away in my steel vault. I would deal with that later.  

As my depression vault became full, I would seal it with apathy, making sure nothing escaped.

Apathy was my coping mechanism that worked to protect my vault. I noticed this partnership as I unpacked the vault, feeling each emotion fully, lessoning apathy with each release. 

>I also realized that each time I locked away an emotion that came up from an interaction of reaction, the more vital energy I lost.

The energy would be directed into the vault, leaving me with blocked creative channels.  

The more these creative channels were blocked the more I’d feel lifeless, dead, and empty. It made sense in a way it never had. 

I once looked at depression as something that just came over me. Now, I could see there cause and effect involved.

It happened gradually until it seemed to suddenly shut me down because I’d stifled all of my creative flow of energy (emotions).  

At first, it felt like a bottomless container.

I feared I might be crying for months. The biggest challenge was trying to plan my emotions around work.
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Why Must We Compartmentalize Spirituality & Business?

Why Must We Compartmentalize Spirituality & Business?

Why Must We Compartmentalize Spirituality & Business?

 

Spiritual is defined as of, relating to, or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

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Learning to Love the Grotesque, Gnarly & Gruesome In Ourselves

Learning to Love the Grotesque, Gnarly, and Gruesome in Ourselves

Learning to Love the Grotesque, Gnarly & Gruesome in Ourselves

To become whole, and truly love others, it is essential to accept all of ourselves which includes the beautiful and ugly parts.

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