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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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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(Nighttime Inspiration) The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Okay, I’ll admit it – I have a strange mind. Through my work as a writer, I have received one of the greatest blessings of my life, the ability to open myself up to inspiration. However, sometimes I can’t seem to turn that inspiration off. Like last night for example. I actually woke up with …

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