By: karengray | June 11, 2018

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.” ~ Anthony Bourdain

This week’s news has been filled with touching and sad stories about the remarkable life of author and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. We spent nearly 20 years getting to witness Bourdain living his life with an unparalleled sense of honesty and curiosity, as he attempted to teach us all about humanity and empathy through food.

Personally, I was very sad to hear that someone I admire for his human...

By: karengray | September 19, 2017

“Some people think it’s holding that makes one strong - sometimes it’s letting go.” ~Unknown

Holding On...

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you have a difficult time letting go of a negative emotion, an emotion you wish you could make disappear? In today’s article I’ll explain why that happens and also give you a few techniques to lessen the intensity of those unpleasant feelings.

When you feel upset, you will often say “I am upset” - with an emphasis on the “I am.” To your subconscious mind (the part that is in charge of your emotions) you are giving an instruction. It feels like who you are is upset, and that you are almost defined by that feeling.

Remember that the subconscious mind follows the instructions that we give it. So, by saying...