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The Lie We Keep Telling Ourselves… Even Though We Know Better

“I’ll be happy when…” is a refrain that echoes around the backroads of our minds, a micro program that runs all so often just beneath…

The Key that Opens Doors

Like many, at times in my life I’ve struggled with the concept of discipline. I mean ‘Control obtained by enforcing compliance or order.’ Does that…

Den of Lions

Nigh on 30 years ago I read the Den of Lions by Terry Anderson, the journalist who was kidnapped by Shiite militants in Beirut, Lebanon…

Passing Trees

After having read it years ago, I am now listening to Micky Singer’s ‘Untethered Soul’ on Audible in my car. Micky uses the analogy of…

How to Develop Strong EQ

Two prong process; inner and outer: First, know thy self.                 Gain self-awareness: journaling is very helpful; reflecting back on the day is akin to…

Windshield Wipers for the Soul

Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way) once described journaling as “spiritual windshield wipers”. I can personally attest to the power of journaling to calm one’s soul,…

The Easiest and yet the Hardest Thing

Rome was not built in a day and many an “overnight” success was decades in the making. We all have the same 24 hours; it…

How Vibrant is Your Prohairesis?

Prohairesis is Greek and translates as “choice”, “will”, or “volition” and was a favored topic of the Stoic philosopher Epictetus (50 – 135 AD).  Essentially,…

Oh, How I Love the Balcony!

It is SO easy to get caught up in the drama of life, to let emotions hijack your day. A technique I’ve been using more…

How Strong is Your Soul?

Like most everything else, your soul is only as strong as it is nurtured. The adage “Energy flows where focus goes” is certainly true here.…

I’m Busy Now; Maybe Later

We humans tend to have this incessant inner dialogue going on inside our heads; an endless chatterbox. Unfortunately, sometimes it takes the form of a…

You Already Know the Secret

The secret to success, the secret to life… is that there is NO secret. Or at least not one “big” secret; merely dozens, hundreds of…

Daily Questions: Road Signs to Your Best Self, Your Best Life

Daily questions are an awesome way to focus your energy, to remain on path, to stay true to yourself. Zig Ziglar used to love to…

4 Things to Release to Create Your Best Life

#1 Release Obsession with Possessions: Once beyond that basic level of Maslow’s hierarchy (a roof over our heads that doesn’t leak, reasonably healthy food in…

The Discipline of Perception

We see and we think we understand and thus we tell ourselves we know but life is much more complex. First, what we “see” depends…

Act Above Yourself

A major challenge in life is to do as well as we know. We all aspire to better ourselves; the test is how to do…

Running on “Soular” Power

Running on “Soul” Power means tapping into your true purpose, living your life awake, vigorous and vital. As inspirational and invigorating as it may sound,…

Have You Talked to Your Future Self Lately?

We tend to put a lot of emphasis on our present self and label ourselves as this or that and in doing so we restrict…

Self-belief: The Foundation

You gotta believe in you. So much starts there. The world will take you at your word, the world will accept your unconscious self-appraisal as…

Highlight Reel or Bloopers/Worst Moments? What does Your Internal Film Editor Feature?

You spend more time inside your own mind than anywhere else. We continuously interpret events; filtering them through our world view, telling ourselves stories to…

Never Attribute a Lower Motive if You Can Imagine a Higher

We tend to give ourselves the benefit of our good intentions, carried out or not, yet we all too often attribute our most fearful interpretations…

What Are Your Self Stories?

Self-stories are the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. We humans desperately want things to make sense, so we make up stories to explain the…

Craft Your Self-Concept with Care

Who do you think you are? What do you believe yourself capable of? And where did those beliefs come from? Do they serve you or…

I Have a Kingdom I Must Rule

It all starts with you. You have been given an incredible opportunity; you have been gifted with a life, a mind, and a body, truly…

Sculpting the Self

I’ve come to believe that one of the most fundamental determinants of a person’s success in life is their Sense of Self, their self-concept. Since…

How is Your Sense of Self?

Your self-concept, your self-confidence, your degree of self-worth, your self-esteem are all closely related. Collectively, they are your “Sense of Self”, and they powerfully impact…

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