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Our words define us

Our words define us

Oct 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. – Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) It is through our words that relationships are formed. It is how we reveal who we are to others and how we let them know who they are to us. It is the way we communicate...

Robin Williams as hero

Robin Williams as hero

Sep 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Smile though your heart is aching, smile even though it’s breaking… – John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons A hero is defined as a person admired for great acts of courage or someone with fine qualities. Robin Williams was certainly admired for his greatness and fine qualities, but what of brave acts? We often...

Take your body back!

Take your body back!

Aug 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Health is a relationship between you and your body. – Terri Guillemets In earlier times, before hospitals and doctors, people figured out how to heal themselves. From aboriginal healing practices to Chinese medicine, there was always something in nature to treat an ailment that presented itself. People had confidence...

After infidelity

After infidelity

Jul 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Only those who trust can find love and happiness.  And only those who love, can be betrayed. – Unknown When you find out a partner has cheated, it can be devastating. So many emotions immediately arise: shock, disbelief, anger, hurt, sadness and anxiety about the future. Perhaps you have been cheating and your...

Midlife crisis or opportunity?

Midlife crisis or opportunity?

Jun 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • In the midst of our struggle to find out who we are, there are infinite possibilities for beauty and hope and wonder and love. – Mandy Hale The term “midlife crisis” clearly suggests a problem – a big problem. A crisis, after all, implies calamity. Generally, it is used to describe a situation...

What is my purpose?

What is my purpose?

May 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls. – Howard Thurman Many of my clients who are on a...

Conflict in relationships

Conflict in relationships

Apr 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Conflict cannot survive without your participation. – Wayne Dyer There is a dynamic that can happen in couples’ relationships that is often unconscious and destructive. I observe it frequently in my practice. It happens when one or both individuals are reacting from a place of unhealed wounds or unfulfilled needs of...

Ego’s blind spot

Ego’s blind spot

Mar 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence. – Dorothy Thompson When there is conflict, there is polarity. Two opposing beliefs or perspectives create this polarity when egos...

A loving relationship with your self

A loving relationship with your self

Feb 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha I suppose it can be said that loving oneself can come from either ego or soul. Ego-based self-love is characterized by self-centeredness, even narcissism. It is about pride and comparing oneself to others – feeling...

Growing in consciousness

Growing in consciousness

Jan 1, 2014

UNIVERSE WITHIN by Gwen Randall-Young • We all have the ability to evolve our consciousness. Consciousness is our awareness and it can be limited by beliefs and conditioning or it can be expansive and unlimited. I think of higher consciousness as aligning with the purity of our souls and unconsciousness as being driven and limited by ego. Ego can be...