Surviving Hardship: Strategies for Success

No life escapes them – struggles and challenges. Sometimes these situations can take us by surprise leaving us feeling powerless, frightened and defeated. However, there are concrete actions that you can take to not only survive – but thrive. Here’s how:   Take it day by day – moment by moment. While there are certainly …

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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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The Seven Steps to Happiness

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) We spend our lives indulging in a multitude of activities in search of it – happiness. Yet, it often seems elusive. They key to accessing happiness anytime you desire is to get your heart and mind in the right space. Here are seven steps for creating a source …

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The 4 Simple Steps to Growing Gracefully

(Excerpt from Pain, Passion & Purpose ) In our youth-obsessed culture it can be difficult to embrace the changes that age brings. Many of us cling to the past – to a time when we most projected the world’s image of beauty and success. Unfortunately, trying to hold on to the past is like trying …

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How to Handle those Uninspired Moments

Days like yesterday (and the day before) remind me of how fragile one’s state of mind can be. While I’m usually able to stay relatively motivated, grateful of my blessings and hopeful for the future – there are times when all of it seems to desert me and leave me feeling…empty and vulnerable. I’m not …

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