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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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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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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Taking Stock: Honoring your present

It’s the last day of 2013 - and what a year it’s been. We often don’t realize all the changes we’ve gone through because they’ve happened so gradually but New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to get clear on just who you are now. I’m willing to bet that this past year has changed …

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The Basics of Finding the Right Life Path

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) Becoming reacquainted with our authentic selves is the first step to creating a life that will fulfill us on the deepest levels. It is truly the foundation upon which everything else is built. Here are the five steps to finding firm footing on the right path: Know who you …

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The Enlightened Approach to Adversity

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) Picture it – a perfect world: you’re healthy, successful, incredibly attractive and loved. You succeed at everything you try and other people can’t help but recognize your brilliance. Ah, if it were only so! Unfortunately that’s only a fantasy, and in reality there are always areas of our …

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Breaking Free from the Hype of Perfectionism

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) In our competitive world we’re constantly bombarded by messages to achieve top status - at record speed - while looking absolutely gorgeous. No pressure there! Without even realizing it, our minds become trained to measure ourselves up against impossibly high standards. It’s no wonder so many of us …

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