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May 14, 2015

Happiness can’t be traveled to because it’s not a destination. It can’t be driven, earned, bought, ingested, smoked, owned or worn. It is not something outside yourself. If you spend your time and effort trying to obtain happiness, in those ways, you will indeed be disappointed. All of THOSE things can be temporary illusions of…

Listen to What You Tell Yourself

May 11, 2015

If you want to know what you will be like in a year or even five years, listen to what you tell yourself, because what you predict for yourself will surely come true. If want to be in a better place a year from now, start telling yourself, in detail, what you envision. Make it…

One definition of drama is:

May 10, 2015

A situation or sequence of events that is highly emotional, tragic, or turbulent We have all experienced some type of “drama” at one time or another. What helps me when I’m feeling highly emotional or turbulent is to become very quiet and introspective. This helps me find my perspective in life. Becoming quiet helps me…

Thought for the Day

May 8, 2015

I am blessed. Repeat after me, “I am blessed and can see the good despite all the pain, hurt, disappointments, challenges, and failures, because if I did not have those experiences, how could I truly understand my blessings!”

Moving On

May 6, 2015

Where we are is not suppose to be where we remain! It can be very tempting to stay right where we are, not because we are comfortable, but because it’s familiar to us. We can be in a terrible place emotionally, physically, financially or spiritually, but do nothing to change our behavior or push forward.…

Doubt, Fear and Risk

May 4, 2015

Sometimes you have to go through uncertainty, doubt, fear and risk to get to paradise! We all have had those experiences when one thing after another seems to derail our positive outlook and instead creates anxiety fear and doubt. Pretty soon you just want to say, “I give up and can’t do this.” But, if…

Stop Fighting, Hiding, Hating

May 1, 2015

As the psychologist, Carl Rogers famously stated, “The curious paradox is that when I can accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” When we stop fighting, hiding, hating, hurting and blaming ourselves, we can learn to accept who we are in the present. Self acceptance gets us ready, willing and able for…

What’s Your Immovable Mountain?

April 29, 2015

We have all had a mountain at one time or another that would not move whether that mountain was a destructive habit, addiction, negative self-talk, high anxiety, financial problems, weight issues, relationship failures, physical and emotional pain, etc. Our mountain causes us to focus on IT and obsess at how awful it is to live…

Which option will you choose?

April 29, 2015

What Have You Built?

April 28, 2015

Storms rain down on all of us at times and if our house is built on solid rock, we can weather those storms and come out even stronger, but if our house built on sand, we can feel buried by the storm. What have you built for yourself to weather your storms? What is your…