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Taking Compliments

“A compliment is verbal sunshine.” ~Robert Orben There are few things that make a person feel better than hearing a compliment. A kind word of encouragement or a gracious accolade can change the course of a person’s day. Flattering remarks, when received at a critical time, may impact the direction of someone’s life. What is […]

Cynics Beware

We have all seen angry, tight-jawed people who live in a constant state of cynicism. They find no joy in life. They are constantly afraid of people trying to take advantage of them. They also happen to be the same people who manipulate and take advantage of others. “What is a cynic? A man who […]

Self Deceived No More

Self-deception is a common theme with people who are controlled by irrational fears. In order for someone to continue to live in a pattern of neurosis, they must be able to justify their fear to themselves and to others. A common characteristic with such people is self-righteousness and anger. “Suppose we were able to share […]

Emotional Yoga

“The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.” ~ Brian Greene One of the primary purposes of yoga is to create flexibility and strength in the body. The same exercise is needed for our emotional well-being. Our emotional well-being is the primary key in building strong, […]

Following Threads

A year ago I facilitated a workshop for a parent group in St.Louis, Missouri. I had recently released my first book, Relationships for the Intimately Challenged, and led these meetings to support the ideas I had written about. I had no real speaking experience outside of my normal job setting, and quickly realized I had […]

It Begins With You

“Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.” ~Arthur Rubinstein Are you in a lot of conflict right now? Does it seem like you’re swimming against the current?Do you feel resistance to your dreams and desires? There are times when we all feel this way. To me […]

Do What You Love, Because You Love It

“The worst prison would be a closed heart.” ~Pope John Paul II In his book, The Success Principles, Jack Canfield writes about the benefits of having a “Ready, Fire, Aim”mentality. He isn’t encouraging people to be irresponsible or to act on every whim, the point is to remind people to get started and respond to […]

Peace Comes From Within

One of the most difficult things to do is to find peace.  It sounds very easy in theory, but we have a ton of distractions. Some of these distractions are positive, like falling in love or an exciting challenge at work, and some are very toxic, like resentment or anger. One of the keys to a […]

It Ain’t Happening Now

Photo Credit:andertho via Flickr “What’s in the past is dead. Let the dead bury the dead.” ~Og Mandino from The Greatest Miracle in the World” When afraid, we love to use our past as a way to justify our behavior in the present. There are those, too, who love to hold on to past hurts to use […]

Collective Consciousness

This is not a political post. The point of this article is to discuss the power of the collective consciousness and the strength of unity. Today’s inauguration is another example of the collective consciousness creating a societal change. Whether you agree or disagree with the outcome of November’s election, it is impossible to deny the […]