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Mastering Metta

Metta is benevolence, friendliness, good will, kindness, rapport, an active, caring interest in others. Metta is love without expectation, a generalized love, affection for others and for the human community as a whole.  Metta is often practiced as a form of meditation in which one…

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Five Ways Successful People See the World Differently

#1 Successfully people are possibility thinkers. They believe in themselves and in others and their ability to make things happen. They do not expect the…

Success in Six Steps

# 1 “Thoughts Are Power”  Always be positive, focus on what you want to create, what you want to be. Create contingency plans, have backups,…

The River of Life Never Stops Flowing

Happiness is all around us. On those days that happiness is challenging to find, happiness’s close relatives, contentment and serenity, are always available.  When we…

The Glad Game

Playing the “Glad Game” is the playful practice of ALWAYS looking for the best in each and every situation, seeing the silver lining in every…

Three Ways To Find The Bright Side Of Dark Days

Bad things are going to happen; can’t help you there. But I can help you DEAL with the bad stuff. No magic wands, just proven techniques…

Cynical Attitude of Negativity = Financial Self Sabotage

“Cynical individuals are more likely to avoid cooperation and trust or to overinvest in monitoring, control, and other means of protection from potential exploitation. As…

Vous Allez Trouver Votre Place

Vous allez trouver votre place is a French saying that translates as “you will find your place.” Its message is that there is a purpose…

I Don’t get Happy or Sad by the Day

A reporter asked Hank Greenberg, former CEO of AIG, if a certain favorable outcome in a lawsuit had made him happy. Hank replied “What kind…

3 Ways to Love Yourself Better

1) Get Your Self Talk on Your Side:  We all have a little voice inside our head that carries on a running internal dialogue. Sometimes…

How We Create, How We Choose Our Lives

We often “create” situations in our lives in ways which we are not fully conscious of, particularly when we attract more of what we DON’T…

Attract the Life of Your Dreams

Your thoughts are powerful beyond belief. If you choose to start thinking about how your spouse or boss didn’t do this or that, didn’t notice…

Life Loves You… But Do YOU Love You?

Loving yourself means more than liking yourself or feeling good about yourself. Those are important, good places to start, but even more important, loving yourself…

Every Want Has Two Sides: The Wanted and the Not Wanted

You are a powerful co-creator of the life you live, the world you see. You may wish to disown that power, deny it; that is…

Ten Small Steps, Big Rewards

We are what we repeatedly do. Do the following small things regularly and Big Rewards will follow. Promise! 1. Smile. Smile often. Smile at friends,…

Faking Joy

Which comes first? The Chicken or the Egg?  Which comes first? The Action or the Emotion? Truth is that our feelings and our behavior are…

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,…

Turning Poison into Medicine

Life is unpredictable. Good stuff happens, bad stuff happens. The key is how you handle the cards you are dealt; how effectively you respond, the…

The Power of Frame and Vocabulary: Shut Down Words v Building Words

Anxious, Afraid, Angry Confused, Depressed, Destroyed, Disappointed, Dreading Embarrassed, Exhausted Failed, Fearful, Frightened, Frustrated, Furious Humiliated, Hurt, Irritated, Nervous Overwhelmed, Overloaded Painful, Petrified, Rejected Personally, I find…

Simple Steps to More Energy

Awareness: Pay attention to your energy levels, what raises them, what drains them. Learn your patterns and routines and triggers. Understanding your energy levels is…

Manipulating Your Mind for Happiness and Success

Mark Twain once said “there is very little difference between man and other animals… and usually man forfeits the difference.” By that he meant we…

What Would My “Best Self” Do? Getting Back on Track…

What do you do when you get off track? When you stumble or fumble? When your feet of clay seem to take over and the…

8 Small Steps Toward a Giant Leap Forward

Your mind has a memory! This can work for you or against you; it’s up to you, for you become what you repeatedly do. Here “8…

Personality Powerfully Predicts Performance

“There are some subjects in which I could never do well.” “I study every day because it is important.” Which of the above statements resonates most…

Positive Thinking v. Fantasy Thinking

Some folks seem to believe that practicing Positive Thinking means to never, ever have any thoughts whatsoever that deal with the negative, with failure, bad…

Do you suffer from Atelophobia?

Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection, the fear of never being good enough.  At some level, at some time, we have all wondered if we…