How to Break Free from Unfulfilling Life Patterns

When we find ourselves repeating unfulfilling patterns, it can often seem as if we’re stuck there – and the result can leave us feeling frustrated and hopeless. However behind those negative patterns lies the real culprit – a hidden belief in some type of limitation.

Exciting New Things Coming

Over the past few years, I've used this blog to share personal insights and build a community of individuals focused on positive change. Hopefully along the way there have been moments of inspiration and new ideas that have made you think. Life is a growing experience for everyone, myself included, and I'm pleased to announce …

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Resolution Setting 101: 5 Steps to Creating a Life that Fulfills You

A new year is upon us – and during the last week of December many of us slow down and reflect upon our lives. From this vantage point, with a fresh new start right around the bend, we have the opportunity to fine-tune our strategies for creating a life that fulfills us. But before you …

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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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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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