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What ill Discipline Adds to Our Plate

What ill Discipline Adds to Our Plate

Folks, life is challenging enough without you defecting to the opposition. Yet all too many of us decline to follow the 3 Simplest Rules of…

May 14, 2024

Exploding Wants

Have you ever found yourself trapped on a hedonic treadmill? Frantically exhausting yourself like a gerbil, seemingly never ever able to get ahead or keep…

May 9, 2024

Your Soul is Digesting Your Experiences You Choose as surely as Your Body Digests the Food You Eat

We are all aware of the need to eat well and nutritiously in order to maintain our physical health yet few of us give the…

May 7, 2024

You Get To Choose What You Think About

Yes, you can choose your thoughts. And yes, to a certain extent, it is a learned skill set but one anyone can acquire if the…

May 2, 2024

Are the Emotions You Are Creating Helping or Hindering You?

The formation of emotions is complex and almost always occurs beneath the level of our conscious awareness and there is also usually a delay between…

April 25, 2024

Your Actions Tell the True Story

I was struggling with a performance situation once and a therapist told me “Listen to the Behavior.” That was a powerful insight for me in…

April 18, 2024

Envy….or Inspiration?

When you behold the success of others; what first comes to mind? Are you truly happy for them? Or is there a twinge of resentment?…

April 11, 2024

Will is a Skill

For many of us and for much of our lives we have absorbed the concept that willpower, along with its close cousin, self-discipline, is an…

April 4, 2024

Baker’s Dozen

Recently, I was asked: “What is the most valuable piece of advice you would give to anyone new at TCC who is looking to grow…

April 2, 2024

Words That Give Away Your Power

Phrases like “You made me…” or “I have to…” or “I had no choice” give away your power. You always have choices; the choices may…

March 28, 2024

Fan the Spark, Guard the Flame

Within each of us lies both goodness and talent of some form, the ability to improve the world and to sculpt ourselves into our best…

March 14, 2024

Problems are Pathways

Life is a school, and problems are the homework. The penalty for not doing your homework is that the lessons repeat until you do. Everyone…

March 7, 2024

Elevate Your Identity

Your identity, your self-concept, is who you think you are, the story you tell yourself about yourself as well as the standards you hold yourself…

February 29, 2024

Your Emotions are a Signal… Not a Command

Emotions are just a message about how we are interpreting events and situations in the world around us. They flow out of our expectations and world…

February 27, 2024

Happiness is Not the Goal… Neither is Eliminating Unhappiness!

Happiness is Not the Goal: Happiness can be very elusive when directly pursued. Rather, happiness is best achieved as a byproduct of living a life…

February 22, 2024

Ask What You Can Do

During his inaugural speech on January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy famously said: “Ask not what your country can do for you- ask what you…

February 20, 2024

Run Straight at the Pain and You will Develop Superpowers

I’m not talking about physical pain so much as I am about emotional/social pain i.e. the ‘pain’ of self-discipline, the ‘pain’ of social rejection, the…

February 15, 2024

Plan Your Future in Advance

Hey, the future is going to come and if you want a better future, you’d best start doing something about it today. The most basic…

February 6, 2024

Could it be Me?

Sometimes we don’t make the progress we would like in life or maybe not as fast as we would like. As we look around for…

February 1, 2024

You are the Creator

I am continually amazed at the extent to which our belief systems create our life. Whether we realize it or not, at some level, we…

January 30, 2024

Beware of Intellectualizing Your Emotions

“Intellectualizing emotions is a defense mechanism that serves as a shield against the overwhelming intensity of feelings. It’s the process of suppressing emotions by overthinking,…

January 25, 2024

Creating Change That Lasts Throughout the New Year

The life expectancy of most New Year’s Resolutions can be measured at best in days, some even mere hours. So how to create lasting change?…

December 28, 2023

Your Emotions are Messages not Masters

Folks often use their feelings to justify their behavior. Within reason, all well and good. However, reason is frequently not on the checklist before proceeding;…

December 12, 2023

Little is Large

Folks, there is no mystical key, no hidden secret, no big, concealed trick to success, happiness, or prosperity. Thomas Alva Edison’s famous saying applies in…

December 7, 2023

Who Runs You?

The reflexive answer is “I do, of course!” But do you really? How much of our behavior is unthinking, unanalyzed routine? Goalless habit? Or simply…

November 28, 2023

I Woke Up In America

Of late, when folk politely inquire as to the quality of my day, I respond with a cheerful ‘I woke up in America and that…

November 21, 2023

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