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The Stories We Tell

Take a moment and reflect back upon the life stories you return to, that repeat in your mind, that define you. These “root stories” create…

Embrace Your Role As a Beacon

Every action teaches the belief system that motivated it. Like it or not, we are all role models, we are on show 24/7. Every day,…

Please Don’t Take This Literally

“You can do anything you put your mind to” is an often repeated, well-meaning, bit of encouragement. While generally spoken with the best of intentions,…

Words that Guide My Soul

Even the best of us have our off days; days when we choose to see slights in what is often merely the absent mindedness of…

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Better a small promise kept than a larger one broken. Most New Year’s Resolutions fail because they are lofty goals with insufficient foundation. If it…

There is no Finish Line

There is no finish line, only another day and another race. Yes, death awaits us all but I am speaking of the finish line in…

A DAY OF THANKS, A MOMENT OF PERSPECTIVE

“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.” —…

Your Story, Your Life

Stay aware of the stories you tell yourself, how you interpret events, how you label your feelings, for this is how you program yourself, write…

Zero-Based Gratitude

Most are familiar with “Zero Based Budgeting” where you start over each year with a “clean sheet”. Each and every expenditure must be fully justified…

Dismissive Positivity v. Validation and Hope

We all want (need!) to be heard, to be understood especially in times of stress and troubles. “When you’re weary, feeling small When tears are…

News Flash: You will NEVER solve ALL Your Problems

So… Relax. Accept that problems are an inevitable, even necessary, part of life. Problems are the way we grow, the process by which we are…

Live Ready

Opportunity: op·​por·​tu·​ni·​ty |  \ ˌä-pər-ˈtü-nə-tē   , -ˈtyü-\ : A time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something. When opportunity knocks, will you be ready?…

Be Wary of Accumulating Random Content

Just as our bodies are what we eat, so our minds are what we allow in, what we pay attention to, what we focus on.…

Catch, Acknowledge, Release and Relax

We humans are capable of amazing feats, we are creative, and we can accomplish astounding things. Yet none of us can change the past; we…

The Thief in Your Mind

There is a thief that lies waiting in all too many folks’ minds; a thief that will steal their peace of mind and rob them…

The # 1 Emotional Parasite to Evict From Your Mind

Fear comes in many disguises, doubt being its most common mask. If our self-image rejects fear or doubt, then excessive “caution”, its close cousin, comes…

Putting the Safety on Your Triggers

Doing as well as we know is an ongoing challenge for us humans. We over-eat, sit when we should move, lose our cool, give in…

Your Personal Narrative: Friend or Foe?

Your Personal Narrative is your life story or more precisely, how you choose to interpret your life story: the story you tell yourself about yourself…

Beware the Twin Scourges: “Destination Disease” and “Someone Sickness”

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their mind to be. The twin scourges are two ways you can choose to put…

The Label Becomes the Experience

The words we choose to describe a situation powerfully frame our experience of that situation. Words can either sting or sooth. One can be happy…

Your Identity Drives Your Behavior

Who are you? How do you define yourself? How would you describe yourself? Do you like your answers? The words you choose, the associated mental…

The Belief That Sets the Course of Your Life

Self Belief: I am enough, I can do it, I have (or can find) what it takes. Where there is a will, there is a…

The Most Destructive Habit You Can Possibly Have…That You MUST Stop Right NOW

The most destructive habit you can possibly have is to allow negativity in your life for it has the potential to undermine so many other…

Choosing to Find Peace Today

The mind, the ego, the subconscious often have multiple reasons why peace must be just around the corner. Or, why it is difficult/impossible because of…

How to Master Your Moods

Our emotions arise from the thoughts we allow into our minds, from the world view we’ve chosen to adopt. Change your mind, change your life.…

Resilience 101 “Consciously Building Your Coping Skills Before Life Tests You”

In life, it is inevitable that we will have valleys through which we must walk, times of despair, defeat and discouragement. These journeys will be…

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