We are happiest when our lives are in alignment with our core values. Living in a way that reflects what is most meaningful to us, allows us to feel more peaceful, grounded, and fullfilled. Anything that conflicts with our values will create more stress and dissonance in our lives. Continue reading
Simple living gets a bad rap. It can bring up images of living in a cabin in the woods with one plate, one fork, and having to raise your own food. Or, a house that is cold, colorless, empty, and devoid of personality. And, what about those old, worn, and frumpy thrift store clothes you will have to wear?
The truth is living a simple life is not about that at all. Continue reading
Recently, I presented a program about strategies for dealing with stress to employees at a local insurance office. One of the things that became clear is that most people think of stress as something big, powerful, and overwhelming, that controls them.
Not true. Continue reading
Whatever happened to love, honor and respect as ways of being in our world? Have you noticed that most of our entertainment is based on murder and violence? Books, movies, TV shows, and even the video games our children grow up with. And then, we act surprised when something bad happens.
It’s time to shift the tide. Continue reading
I have to admit that even after living in California my entire life this last earthquake scared me. It was 5.1 and the epicenter was near my home. This is the first time I have had to clean up broken glass and things that fell off shelves and I am very grateful that it wasn’t worse.
But, it got me thinking. We all experience quakes in our lives – being laid off, a shaken marriage, death or illness, and even those smaller aftershocks like an argument or project gone wrong. Continue reading
The period of completion, rather than being just an act of finality, is also one of transition. When we seek closure, what we really want is an understanding of what has happened and an opportunity to integrate the lessons we have learned. Continue reading
The human mind can be a dangerous thing. It can run away with our time, energy, and ability to be fully present in our world. Worry is one of its favorite tools to keep us busy and stuck.
What we really need is a little perspective! Continue reading
Anything worth doing deserves a solid foundation that will increase its chances of success. Sometimes, how you begin something is the most important thing. Here are two steps that will get you off to a great start: Continue reading
It has been clear to me for a long time that the words we use impact our feelings and actions. I write about it, coach it, and practice reframing language in my own life. But, becoming a Certified Hypnotherapist brought my understanding to a whole new level. Continue reading
I recently had a situation where I felt misunderstood. When I carefully reviewed what was said everything seemed to be clear, but it was obvious the other person was angry with me. Continue reading