Embrace the Space

"Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Victor Frankl So many of us are hungry to finally start living the lives that we imagine for ourselves - yet we often find ourselves too busy dealing …

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Using Your Powers for Good

When we can hone the focus of our thoughts in productive ways – and then contribute our energy there – we can create awesomeness. But, if our thoughts and energy are not consciously geared toward a positive direction, we can also create turmoil in our lives.

The Path to Personal Power in 3 (not so easy) Steps

Since I’ve gone back to graduate school to be a therapist, I’ve been challenged to choose my preferred “theoretical orientation.” This is a fancy way of saying ‘approach to life and effective problem solving.’ While there are numerous paths that all lead to creating a better life, certain notions in particular seem to be jumping …

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Can we Talk? Obviously not. (A rare rant)

This is not about politics. I don’t like politics – and probably for one huge reason that reflects directly on a monstrous deficit in our society – we have forgotten how to communicate in a respectable way. The world appears to have become divided between those who attack and those who are offended. What ever …

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Resolution Success: Tips for Staying the Course

Believe it or not, if you set a New Year’s Resolution then today is the day that you will most likely give it up. Studies show that most people abandon their resolutions just one week into the new year. If you can relate, listen up! Instead of giving in – this is the moment to …

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Letting Go of Your Old Story

Well, I’m emerging out of a quiet period. I go through these phases periodically where I just really have nothing to say – and I always feel that, in that case, it’s best to just keep quiet. There's nothing worse than talking just for the sake of hearing yourself talk! However, I’ve found that these …

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Huge Leaps in a Positive Direction

I woke up this morning to the sight of the sun glistening off the lake behind my home and my heart was instantly filled with a profound gratitude for the simple beauty of the world around us. So often our thoughts are focused on personal hardships, world catastrophes or the difficult circumstances that surround us …

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The Pain and Pleasure of Living

When I wrote the book Pain, Passion & Purpose, I never thought that it would become my own go-to manual for living. Why would it? These were profound revelations and insights gifted to me during a time of deep soul-searching, surely I would become changed by each and every one of them. And while I …

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Using your Spiritual Tool Kit

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose )Life can seem so complicated when we’re trying to control all the variables and muscle our way through to our goals, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Each and every one of us can enlist the helping hand of Spirit. The trick is learning how to decipher …

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Gearing up for Life

I can’t believe we’re already two months into 2014 – and for most of it, I’ve been caught up inside some sort of mental fog. I’ve been finding myself getting sucked into the drama, demands and drudgery of daily life. Little by little, another layer of haze descends on my outlook, dampening my enthusiasm – …

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