Community as a means of change

Community as a means of change

The world is full of big scary problems that can feel insurmountable as a single person. That is where community steps in.

Challenging the ‘isms’

Challenging the ‘isms’

Roosevelt in ‘The Strenuous Life’ notes that people must have a common place to meet to discover that others are just like them. This discovery is imperative to fight racism, sexism, classism, and any other kind of prejudice.   He warned of a nation in which classes stick to...

Introverts need friends too

Introverts need friends too

This month we are focusing on community and its importance for mental health and happiness. (1)    As an introvert, I don’t exactly associate groups of people with reduced stress. I find it very tiring to deal with people, especially ones I don’t know.    So the idea that...

A Key Tool to Productively Cope with Stress

A Key Tool to Productively Cope with Stress

Stress sneaks up on us. It makes it difficult to live as our 'best selves'. We can use our values to guide our behavior through our challenges.

A Surprisingly Effective Way to Build Self-Esteem

A Surprisingly Effective Way to Build Self-Esteem

We can use our values to build our self esteem. Living in line with what we believe is important can shape us into a person we respect.

Are you being hypocritical? I was.

Are you being hypocritical? I was.

A huge piece of values aligned living is deciding what is important and working to protect it. Sometimes this involves taking risks; or changing how you live; or casting out an old idea or perspective. Very often it requires demanding MORE from ourselves. Consider environmental change. It is a...

What is ‘values based’ living?

What is ‘values based’ living?

Values are invaluable tools to help us guide and live our lives in a way that supports our goals and mental health.

Why your financial label may be costing you money

Why your financial label may be costing you money

How you define your financial label may be costing you money. Here's why its important to evaluate how we define ourselves and what is essential.

Alison Wegner Podcast

Alison Wegner Podcast

Ideas make the difference.

The podcast is a safe place to explore and discuss ideas around tools and living well.

Insight Timer

Insight Timer

Learn practical skills & tools.

Insight Timer is a place of learning. Check out my free meditations to further develop your understanding.