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How to Access Your Best Self?

We don’t always do as well as we know. The challenges of the day are often many; life gives us pop quizzes at the most inopportune moments, so how can we be our “best self”…

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Why I Can’t Be at Peace Now

The mind, the ego, the subconscious often have multiple reasons why peace must be just around the corner (or difficult/impossible because of some past event)…

Don’t Let Your Pain Control You

Time heals all wounds… if we do not go back and re-wound ourselves by making the pains of the past the story of our lives,…

Solvitur Ambulando

Solvitur ambulando is Latin for “it is solved by walking” and the phrase has dual meanings. Originally “used to refer to a problem which is solved…

5 Ways to Love Yourself Better

1) Become Your Own BFF: Get on over on your own side and stay there! Hush up that inner critic! Objective observation, clear-eyed evaluation, solution-oriented…

The Full Glass

Proponents of optimism and positive thinking (of which I am unabashedly an advocate, see links below on the health benefits) tell us to see the…

Staying Calm when Angry

Anger can have a positive side; it energizes us when we are threatened or when boundaries have been violated. Unfortunately, most of the time anger…

Micro-Moments of Positivity: One Secret to a Long Life

All else being equal, the happier you are, the longer and healthier your life. Anger, stress, gloominess, melancholy, downheartedness, the blahs, the funk, the blues:…

Your Inner Life is Your Greatest Source of Strength

There is a voice inside your head that is constantly “on”, chattering away, talking to you. This voice has a personality, a world view, tendencies,…

Creating Emotions That Serve You

We generally view emotions as like the weather: something that happens beyond our control that we just have to live with. The truth is we…

Make Room for Gezellig in Your Life

  Gezellig (heh-SELL-ick) is a Dutch word that has no English equivalent and which Wikipedia says is “A perfect example of untranslatability.” This is in…

Happy Just Because

Novel Idea: You don’t NEED a REASON to be happy, you can choose to be “Happy Just Because”… you WANT to be happy. Yeah, I…

Who ARE You?

More specifically, what is your self-concept? Who do YOU think you are? Who do you WANT to be? A self-concept is different from a Mission…

“The Upward Spiral”

We all have gotten in a downward spiral; fears and worries and a bad event or two can knock us off course and it is…

Do You Suffer From Atelophobia?

Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection, the fear of never being good enough and is kin to perfectionism, the obsessive compulsive striving to achieve impossible…

Five Steps to Dissolve Limiting Beliefs

Our beliefs about what is possible limit our lives for we never attempt that which we do not believe we can do or that we…

Therewith to be content

“For I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.”* There you have it folks, the Secret of Happiness, all wrapped up…

Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe

“Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe” is a Latin proverb that translates as “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” In other words, there…

Five Ways Successful People Are Different

They Have a Plan: Most folks put more effort into planning their vacations than they do their lives. Successful people realize the importance of having…

Nine Powerful Habits of Successful People

1) Raise Your EQ: Emotional Intelligence: How well do you understand and manage your emotions and how good are you at understanding others? Can you…

10 Powerful Beliefs That Foster Success

1) There is always a way. There is a solution to every problem. Know this, believe this, and you will find a way to succeed.…

Six Sure Fire Ways to Be Happier

1) Count Your Blessings Daily: Adopting an “Attitude of Gratitude” creates the “Habit of Happiness”. Make a list of all the wonderful things you appreciate.…

The Gift of Volition

Volition: the power of choosing or determining, the act of making a choice or decision; the exercise of will. One morning recently I woke up cranky, not my best…

Learning to be Big and Small at the Same Time

Ah, the Challenge of Balance!  I am a Main Street American Entrepreneur. That means I take risks, put myself out there, advance (sometimes boldly, sometimes…

The Joy of Eustress

Eustress is good stress, the type and level of stress that invigorates and motivates, energizes and excites you. The term comes from the Greek prefix eu- meaning “good”. The fascinating…

How Healthy is Your Thought Life?

Thoughts are but the seeds of future emotions from which in turn flow actions and thus destiny, its eventual fruit. If you wish a happy,…