Growing Pains

Life has a way of grabbing away the steering wheel and setting us full speed ahead for a destination that we neither intended nor expected. Despite the best laid plans, this realization sometimes creeps up on us – with us finding ourselves placed squarely in the midst of a personal struggle without fully realizing how …

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The Seed of It All

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~G.K. Chesterton Life is a topsy-turvy rollercoaster and just like everyone’s, my life has had its up and downs. For some reason, I’ve always found myself trying to make sense of it all - putting the …

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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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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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