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31,557,600 Seconds

There are 31,557,600 seconds in a year or 525,960 minutes or 8,766 hours. We are all granted the exact same amount of seconds, minutes, and…

Backstage Behaviors

“Back stage” and “front stage” are terms coined by the late (1922-1982) sociologist Erving Goffman in his 1959 book, “The Presentation of Self in Everyday…

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.” —…

When Have You NOT Had a Problem?

Have you ever had a time when you had absolutely NO problems? No challenges to be solved, no quandaries in search of solutions? And if…

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…

It All Starts With A Belief

What is your belief? What is at your core? We all believe in something even if it is that there is nothing. Whatever is the…

You Attract Who You Are

How do you feel about that? Are you ok with what you are attracting? The world around you will begin to change as you begin…

Live Intentionally

Intentionally means by choice, by design, deliberately, on purpose, in contrast to accidentally or without thought. We all have the ability to exercise power over ourselves,…

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.…

What Makes You You?

What makes you you? Different from everyone else? What are your unique skills, interests, and talents? Your fears, your hopes? Your strengths, your weaknesses? What…

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…

If Your Life is Your Message, What Are You Saying?

What legacy are you creating? Are you kind? Patient? Grateful? Considerate? Our close relationships speak volumes about our true selves; what does your conduct say…

Are Your Stories Blinding You?

We tend to create stories about people and places. These stories come with expectations, scripts, and pre-conceptions based upon our past experiences, both specific to…

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…

Default Mode v. Choice

What do you think about when you think about nothing? What do you do when you have nothing to do? What do you do when…

The Provocative Power of Plateaus

Most of my life I’ve lived with mood swings. Bigger, wilder, and scarier in my youth, milder and moderated in my mature years, the benefit…

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…

The Games People Play: Trapped by Drama No More

To be able to “call” a mind game as it unfolds is the first step to being able to step outside the game and assume…

Epistemological Humility

Epistemic means anything dealing with knowledge. Epistemic humility is: 1) Accepting that there will always be many things about which we are ignorant and that’s natural…

Before Tattoo on the Body, Tattoo in the Mind

Norman Vincent Peale relates a story in his book, ‘Power of the Plus Factor’: While in Hong Kong, I came upon a tattoo studio in…

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…

The Hardest Thing

They say, “fish discover water last”. For example, we become so adapted that things disappear into the background and we lose awareness of them. Learning…

Sidestepping the Arrival Fallacy Trap

The Arrival Fallacy is when we finally achieve a desired goal; something we worked long and hard for and… Somehow, it is not all we…

How Well Do You Know You?

Write down three pivotal experiences in your life. Why were they pivotal? How have they impacted you? If not positive, how could they be re-framed? List…