Wisdom

ALLYSON’S WEEKLY WISDOM

Life happens to all of us. Some things are tragic, some uncertain, some joyful, some heart wrenching, but most are just day-to-day living.  And while life is happening, slowly, often without your conscious awareness, a story begins to settle in your mind.   I’ve found that people have a need for meaning and understanding.  If we can[…]

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Healing Power of Touch

Where did we go so wrong with understanding touch? Why has it become so taboo, so sexualized, and so wrong? Where did we loose the obvious line of what is healthy, needed, nurturing touch vs an offensive act? Touch is a core human need of nurturance and soothing and most people are starving for it.[…]

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A matter of perspective

I just got back from a girl’s trip to the beach and as we often do, our conversation covered as wide of a territory as our trip had. We found ourselves in wild laughter, silent stillness, and deep conversation as we took in the sun and the sand. Several times the conversation circled back to[…]

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Right Before My Very Eyes

I believe in the power of words. Almost everyday I teach about the impact of what we say to ourselves and others and how it shapes our mind, mood, and experiences. I try to be very intentional with what I say to myself and to others, but boy oh boy, did Life see that I[…]

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True Confessions

I have a confession to make… I am a hypocrite. You see, I have a serious pet-peeve. (I have many of them but I can only handle so much confessing at one time) The cell-phone addiction in our culture is reaching epidemic levels. When I go out and see families or friends lost in their[…]

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Commodities

Last night after the launch of Emotional C.B.D., someone questioned “Why isn’t this stuff taught in schools?” What a great question, but I am committed to spreading this message any way I can. People keep asking me, “Allyson, what are these commodities you keep talking about?” We can start there. Our society priorities the value[…]

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Laboring…

I always have weird energy around Labor Day. Even the name implies that some real work should be getting done and the end of summer always adds some layer of expectation and pressure that stirs me into action. So this holiday weekend, I labored and set out with the urge to purge. The garage was[…]

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Tangled

Tangled Up… I’m tangled up. I have some decisions to make that I’ve been avoiding. I’m avoiding because I afraid I’m going to disappoint some people and I hate disappointing people. I don’t want people to be mad or upset. So instead, I’ve spent years disappointing myself, saying yes when I really meant no, and[…]

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Knowing vs Doing

I know who I want to be in this world. I know the type of relationships I want to build into. I also know how I want to treat others and how I’d like to be treated. But knowing and doing are 2 different things… Knowing is usually easy. Doing is where the real work[…]

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Absolutely Nothing…

I have a friend who does absolutely nothing for me. It’s so crazy. She never does anything to please me. She never does anything she doesn’t want to. She never over-commits. She says yes when she means yes. If I want her to do something and she doesn’t want to, she freely offers a no[…]

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