Michael Jackson’s death isn’t really a mystery. What killed Jackson is a broken heart.
In childhood, Jackson suffered relentless rehearsals, beatings, and verbal abuse that affected him throughout his life. His father, Joseph, once held Michael upside down and “pummeled him over and over with his hand, hitting him on his back and buttocks.” Joseph often slammed his sons into walls. Another time his father climbed through the bedroom window into his room screaming and donning a fright mask to teach Michael not to leave the window open at night. Not surprisingly, for years Jackson had … Read more.
Living a rich, gratifying life has a lot to do with relationships—your relationship with yourself and your relationship with others. Ann Kaiser Stearns wrote that, “The most self-loving action any of us performs in a lifetime is learning to develop…close friendships.” Engaging in caring relationships is critical to our emotional health and well-being, yet most of us never learned the life skills needed to develop them.
Due to their life conditioning, not all people have what it takes to be supportive, and not all unsupportive people can be avoided—for example, sometimes you can’t escape family members … Read_more
Many people live life on autopilot, without thinking about the possible results of their actions, or the role they’ve played in creating the circumstances of their lives. In this episode, I will talk about the 3 levels of creation and aligning your thoughts and actions with the results you seek.
Live deliberately and achieve the results you seek! Tune in to my Life Keys radio show on www.hayhouse.com on Thursday 6/25 @ 1-2pm ET.
By Lauren Mackler
In The Development of Personality, Carl Jung writes that, “…it is the strength of the bond to the parents that unconsciously influences the choice of husband or wife, either positively or negatively.” As my own divorce drama unfolded many years ago, it became clear to me that there were deeper issues between my husband and me than appeared on the surface. As I began to read literature which echoed Jung’s premise that our choice of romantic partners is directly influenced by our past experiences with our parents or primary caretakers, I realized the tremendous influence … Read more
FirstLook Book Review: Solemate by Lauren Mackler
Apr 5, 2009
By Kelly Jad’on
America has changed. 95.7 million Americans are single (43%)–many because of divorce, widowhood, or never married. More women today are living without a spouse rather than with one. (Approximately 50% of marriages end in divorce; women outlive men an average of seven years.)
In the past, it was typically considered not the norm for an adult to live alone, and be happy. Today, that attitude is changing.
Lauren Mackler knows firsthand what it’s like to overcome this stereotype and become the person she was meant to be. Following a drawn out divorce in her early thirties in Europe, she flew home to the United States to restart her life as a penniless single mother. Mackler sunk into a depression and asked her own parents for help at the point of a mental breakdown. “That moment,” she writes “would prove to be a major turning point … Read_more.