Hiring The Right Person For The Job: 3 Steps To Success

05/15/2017 13:03:52 PM

As a hiring manager, hiring the right person for the job is a challenging decision. If you hire the wrong person, it can be frustrating, costly, and time consuming. And hiring the wrong person doesn’t just affect you. It affects your entire ...

How To Stay Positive And Optimistic As A Recent College Grad

05/11/2017 06:15:08 AM

Graduation season is officially upon us. For many graduates, this exciting time is tempered by a bit of reality. Entering the real world is a scary proposition. With sky-high student debt, potentially low starting salaries, and the challenges ...

13 Tips For How To Start Meditating For Beginners

04/20/2017 08:45:44 AM

I’ve been wanting to write an article on meditation, and since I live in a rather spiritually-minded city, I decided to go around and ask the public what their thoughts were on meditation and if they have any tips for how to start meditating ...

Becoming A Morning Person: The 5 Simple Steps I Use To Wake Up With Energy

04/13/2017 09:23:02 AM

The mornings are something so many people struggle with. When it’s cold and dark outside who on earth wants to crawl out from the cozy haven of the bed? Well I for one did, I was working a lot at my day job and had some projects I needed to ...

7 Powerful Personal Growth Practices You Need To Know

03/23/2017 08:30:02 AM

If you want to improve your life and well-being, you are certainly not alone. People from all backgrounds want to improve their situations, reduce stress, optimize their productivity and more. Although a lot of people share the same goal, few ...

Is Happiness The Ultimate Goal?

02/09/2017 09:00:48 AM

There is a phenomenon in our culture that happiness is the goal of all things. The question this article poses is – is happiness the Ultimate Goal? Whether we look at the self-esteem centered culture of “everyone deserves a trophy,” on ...

9 Ways To Stay Positive In Difficult Times

01/26/2017 09:00:26 AM

It’s harder to stay positive during difficult times, partly because we become so enmeshed in the situation that all we can see is the problem. One way to move forward is, ironically, to step away from the issue. Take a breather, and give yourself ...

Creating Unconditional Confidence: How To Build Self Confidence Quickly

11/17/2016 13:24:46 PM

Once I get this new promotion, my friends will be impressed, I will be making more money, and I will feel confident, says the internal dialogue of the average person. One of the biggest mistakes we all make in life is looking outside of ourselves ...

10 Effective Time Management Strategies To Help You Gain Control

10/25/2016 09:30:05 AM

Time is the most valuable resource we have here on planet Earth; it is indispensable and irreplaceable. But it isn’t just through the fingers of CEO’s that time is seemingly slipping through. It slips through the fingers of everyone; parents, ...

How To Start Meditating And Improve Your Life

10/04/2016 09:30:08 AM

I’ve been wanting to write an article on how to start meditating, and since I live in a rather spiritually-minded city, I decided to go around and ask the public what their thoughts were on meditation. The result: Everyone had something (nearly ...

10 Questions To Ask Yourself To Jumpstart Your Life

09/27/2016 09:30:07 AM

Are you at a point in life where you are in a funk? You just can’t seem to catch a break or take that next step to greater success and jumpstart your life? We’ve all been in a rut at one point or another in our lives. For me it came after ...

7 Keys That Lead To Success For A First Time Boss

09/20/2016 09:30:42 AM

Moving up the corporate ladder is exciting. You start to see your hard work pay off in the form of monetary promotions and title changes. But if you find yourself as a first time boss leading others at work, it can quickly become scary. Being ...

Use The Power of Convenience To Get Ahead In Life

09/13/2016 09:30:26 AM

Humans by nature are lazy beings. I mean, if we weren’t wired for laziness, why would anyone think of inventing the remote control? But many times our laziness hurts us. It keeps us from being the best us we possible can be. After all, how ...

6 Keys To Get And Stay Motivated Forever

08/23/2016 09:58:30 AM

If you are like I was, you see your motivation come and go. You get a new idea or have some success with something new, get excited and put everything into it. But then over time, your motivation begins to wane and suddenly your new found idea ...

5 Amazing Relaxation Techniques You Must Try

07/19/2016 09:30:07 AM

I’m not a doctor, nor psychiatrist, or any other medical type expert but I do know from personal experience, advice I’ve been given, and from reading, how to relax. These strategies have worked wonders for calming me down and relieving my ...

4 Tricks For How To Get Out Of A Rut

07/12/2016 09:24:15 AM

We all get stuck in a rut now and then and have a hard time trying to get out of a rut. If negative thing after negative thing happens to us over and over, it’s easy to see how we stop looking at the positive side of things and instead focus ...

How To Measure Success That Brings Happiness

07/07/2016 00:30:46 AM

When I was growing up, I would see others that appeared to be successful to me. They had a big house, nice car(s), some toys (electronics, etc.). I quickly related success to things. To put this another way, I would measure success based on ...

Stay Motivated Forever: 6 Keys To Get Ahead

06/14/2016 09:30:53 AM

If you are like I was, you would see your motivation come and go. You get a new idea or have some success with something new, get excited and put everything into it. But then over time, your motivation would wane and suddenly your new found ...

4 Tips To Be Wildly Successful

05/31/2016 09:30:43 AM

Do you want to be successful in life? Do you want the promotion at work? Do you want to be healthier and in shape? Of course you do. We all want to be the best we can possibly be. But doing so takes a strategy. In this post, I am going to walk ...

5 Ways To Appreciate Your Employees

05/24/2016 09:30:04 AM

Ask people how they view their employers and you will get a range of answers. Some will be happy with their employer while others will not. If you are an employer or a manager, you need to figure out how to appreciate your employees or team. ...

7 Steps For Creating Good Habits

05/17/2016 09:30:46 AM

We all have areas in our lives where we want to improve. So we set goals and hope to turn new routines into habits. But many times we fail. We start out on a good foot only to start slacking a few days or weeks later. There has to be a way to ...

5 Tips To Develop A Strong Team

05/10/2016 09:30:33 AM

As a manger, your success comes from the people you hire and manage. If you hire the wrong people or cannot lead them effectively, you are going to struggle to be successful. Because of this, you have to take the time to make sure you develop ...

Are You Accomplishing or Achieving?

05/03/2016 09:30:08 AM

A typical work day for me starts off with me checking my emails and then running through my to-do list see what I have scheduled for the upcoming day. As I go through my day and complete tasks, I get excited to cross things off my to-do list. ...

Have A Better Memory With Mind Games

04/26/2016 09:15:14 AM

Have you noticed your memory isn’t what it used to be? You just aren’t as sharp as you once were? I get this feeling every now and then. While there isn’t any formal proof for a poor memory in most people, some studies suggest it could ...

How Feeling Stressed Can Be Good For You

04/05/2016 09:30:56 AM

I can feel my heart thumping in my chest. My palms are sweaty, and my mouth has gone desert dry. Twenty people are waiting for me to speak in front of them for the next half hour. It’s the longest speech I’ve given, and the butterflies in ...

Harnessing The Power Within Yourself

03/29/2016 09:03:42 AM

Why do some people succeed and others stay stuck? We all have potential inside of us, it’s just that some of us – the successful ones – have realized how to harness the power within and use it to get ahead. The rest of us just allow that ...

Why It’s Necessary To Start Before You’re Ready

03/22/2016 09:30:43 AM

“When I’m ready, I’ll _______.” I’d like you to fill in the blank with whatever you’ve decided you’ll do when the time is right, for whatever reason. Maybe it’s to find a new job, make that call to a friend, have a baby, start ...

Learn To Appreciate What You Have

03/17/2016 09:30:45 AM

I have a photograph on my refrigerator, stuck with a magnet at eye level, so that every time I open the fridge I come face to face with it. It is not of anyone I know, nor is it anyone that I’m ever likely to meet. The picture shows three ...

8 Tips To Making A Workout Routine, Routine

01/19/2016 09:30:15 AM

We all WANT to workout, but it just seems that for many of us, life gets in the way. We get slammed at work and don’t have the energy to hit the gym when we get home. Or we get sucked into our favorite TV show and before we realize it, it ...

The Surprising Reason Your Struggles Are A Sign You Will Succeed

01/12/2016 09:15:35 AM

You’ve started something new and felt that exhilaration that comes with the vision you have for where you want to go and how amazing it will be when you get there. That is the feeling so many people have that first week in January when all ...

4 Ways To Accept Imperfection In Your Life

12/10/2015 09:38:39 AM

Imperfection is frustrating. You want things to be just right and it’s difficult to settle for anything less. The unfortunate reality is that most of areas of life are going to be imperfect. You can either grizzle about it and get frustrated, ...

Acceptance: Learning To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

11/24/2015 09:19:02 AM

There is a lot of talk in the media and social circles about gay marriage. While you read about stories all of the time about this topic, another topic that doesn’t get talked about much are the kids of LGBT couples. Depending on what new ...

Using Your Co-Workers To Get Ahead

11/19/2015 09:30:10 AM

Reading the title you might think I mean that this post is about how to literally “use” your co-workers to get a leg up. But I’m not talking about throwing them under the bus so that you can get a raise or promotion. Rather I am talking ...

Is Racism In The American Criminal Justice System As Prevalent As Everyone Thinks?

11/10/2015 09:30:33 AM

Last year, an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot dead by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The incident sparked widespread and violent protests and, when the police officer was later not indicted for the shooting, many ...

Responding With Emotion

10/06/2015 09:42:28 AM

Being a stay at home mom is the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I don’t know if it’s just me (there’s no way it can be just me), but something that doesn’t seem like it should be so emotionally, mentally and physically exh

20 Stress Busters To Calm You Down Instantly

09/29/2015 09:03:57 AM

Stress stinks. No one likes being stressed and the feeling of this imaginary weight on top of us. We all know by now too that stress has harmful effects on our health over the long-term as well. So how do we quickly relieve stress so that we ...

Tips For Keeping Your Brain Sharp

09/22/2015 09:30:38 AM

As with all muscles in our body, we need to work them so we can continue to be strong. So we lift weights and keep active. The more we lift and move, the stronger our muscles remain and the longer and healthier we will be. But often overlooked ...

8 Leadership Characteristics You Need To Possess

09/15/2015 09:22:00 AM

If you want to lead others and be successful at it, you are going to have to have certain qualities about yourself. The good news is, even if you don’t possess all of these qualities, you can still become a great leader. This is because you ...

5 Things That You Shouldn’t Be Rushing In Life

09/08/2015 09:35:53 AM

It seems to me as if January of this year just zoomed by and now we are in the fourth quarter of the year. We live in a fast-paced society, where everything moves at lightning speed and everyone wants instant gratification. We require information ...

One Step At A Time

08/25/2015 09:34:38 AM

A dear friend’s daughter just learned how to walk. Toddling around at 14 months old, she delights all of us present by delighting in her own abilities, grinning as she moves towards a formally unreachable toy, or stretching her eyes wide ...

5 Questions To Ask Yourself That Lead To Greater Success

08/11/2015 10:08:06 AM

We all want to be more successful in life. We read books, listen to podcasts, really anything that we think might give us an edge. But I wonder how many people question themselves? Not in the sense of doubting their abilities or the decisions ...

15 Tips For Easily Building Self Confidence

07/28/2015 09:30:30 AM

It seems as though some people are born with confidence and others have to work hard to build theirs up. I fall into the building category. When I was younger it was tough building self confidence. I was always comparing myself to others and ...

Traits of Successful People

07/21/2015 09:19:47 AM

I think the best way to get something you want is to find someone else who has it and copy what they did. After all, what they did worked and it should work again. Of course, this isn’t foolproof and times change. But this holds true in many ...

How To Train Yourself To Have Happy Thoughts

07/14/2015 09:08:18 AM

Do you find yourself always going right to the negative when you hear or see something? Do you tend to always think negative thoughts? If so, don’t be alarmed. Many of us have a natural instinct to think negative thoughts before happy thoughts. ...

How To Be Successful In College

07/07/2015 09:30:33 AM

For many students, going away to college is a shock to the system. For the first times in our lives, we are on our own and have complete freedom. Unfortunately, this can easily lead to disaster. Since college is such an important part in life ...

Making Connections

07/02/2015 09:30:32 AM

It is not uncommon to return home from a walk with my children with my purse or pockets full of interesting specimens we’ve collected. Bark, seedpods, and glittery rocks abound, as well as pictures on my phone of the living things we want ...

Achieving A Work Life Balance

06/30/2015 09:21:46 AM

I would always chuckle at work when we were in a company meeting about work life balance. The presenter would be talking about how important it is to have a solid work life balance so that you can be happy and healthy. Yet as she was telling ...

Untie The Knot In Your Heart

06/25/2015 09:30:14 AM

There’s a book, popular during my childhood, which I read to my children sometimes. It has strange but lovely pearls of wisdom in it, such as “If one day you must leave home, draw stars on the bottoms of your shoes to light your way bac ...

3 Amazing Tips To Get Your Bank Balance In Shape

06/23/2015 09:29:35 AM

Sometimes an opportunity falls in your lap that you can’t refuse. An eccentric Texan billionaire could enter your workplace and hand you a million dollars. A CEO could give you the job of your dreams. A mad oligarch could offer you presidential ...

The Optimist’s Guide To Career Development

06/18/2015 12:23:12 PM

Are you handcuffed to your desk throughout your nine-to-five grind? Do you slump your way through your day like a cast member from Dawn of the Dead? Does your mouse cursor hover over the “apply” button on job vacancy sites? Then it’s time ...

7 Tips For How To Live A Happy Life

06/02/2015 09:34:48 AM

We all want to be happy. Sadly, many of us tie success to happiness and decide that the only way to be happy is to be successful. When, or maybe even if, we realize that success isn’t a straight line, we are perpetually unhappy. I am here ...

5 Ways To Lead Happy Employees

05/26/2015 09:26:54 AM

As an employee, we want to work in a job and an atmosphere that make us happy. After all, we spend 40 hours or more each week at work, so we want to make sure that we are not working in a place that makes us miserable. While it is not 100% up ...

The Take Away Game

05/21/2015 09:30:19 AM

Remember Pollyanna, the eternally optimistic heroine of book and screen? I watched the Hailey Mills version as a child many times, and one thing I still think of from the movie is her “glad game”, a game which involved finding something ...

Stop Trying to Figure Everything Out: The Art Of Letting Go

05/19/2015 09:30:38 AM

We tend to want to know reasons. Why did she break up with me? Why didn’t I get that job? The list goes on and on. We spend so much time dwelling on the past when we should be focused on the present and thoughts of the future and what is ahead ...

Interpreting Failure

05/14/2015 09:30:35 AM

While most of us love to celebrate our achievements and accomplishments, it’s pretty unlikely that after a successful endeavor we go around claiming that we are the best that’s ever been. So why is this such a go-to behavior when we fai ...

How to Break The Cycle of Not Being Good Enough

05/05/2015 09:10:01 AM

Are you someone who struggles with the feeling of being unworthy or inadequate? Do you sometimes feel as though you are not good enough? If you do, you are not alone. We live in a world where we are constantly asked to compare ourselves to others ...

Lymphedema Is A Lingering Threat To Cancer Survivors

04/30/2015 09:08:54 AM

Lymphedema, the swelling that occurs when the lymphatic system cannot properly carry and process fluids, is a common condition in people who have been treated for cancer. It usually occurs in the arms and legs, and the swollen area often is ...

How To Complain And Get Results

04/28/2015 09:30:39 AM

We all get frustrated at times in life. During these emotional times, many of us complain and in some cases, regret what we said. Other times we let our emotions guide our complaints and we immediately put the other person in defense mode and ...

How To Get Happy Instantly!

04/21/2015 09:30:59 AM

We all get in a funk or bad moods now and then. Even the most positive people are not immune to unhappiness at times. It’s a part of life. The key though is to not wallow in the unhappiness, but to break from the funk and start enjoying life ...

Heart Disease Prevention: Help Prevent Your Loved Ones From America’s Number One Killer

04/16/2015 09:29:59 AM

Heart diseases affect hundreds of thousands of individuals, so how can you tell if you are at risk? It may seem like it would be incredibly complicated, but the facts that you need to know to prevent heart conditions are pretty simple. If you ...

What Does The Drug Rehab Process Consist Of?

04/14/2015 09:32:34 AM

You might have a serious addiction and you want to get professional treatment at a womens drug rehab, however, you are nervous about this type of commitment because you are not familiar with everything that goes on during the rehab process. ...

20 Self Improvement Tips That Will Change Your Life

04/07/2015 09:28:55 AM

I say all of the time that if you aren’t focusing on self improvement, you are just sitting on the sidelines of life. So the question becomes, are you happy with your life? Regardless of how you answered, you have the power to make your life ...

The Importance of Failing

04/02/2015 08:15:31 AM

Are you afraid to fail? I hope you answered no to that question because the only way you are going to be successful in life is to first fail. I am not talking just in your career, but in all aspects of your life – your career, relationships, ...

Sickness And Health

03/26/2015 09:17:07 AM

It seems inevitable with young children that someone will get sick over the holidays. In fact, with one in pre-school and the other in a pre-pre-school play group, my family is pretty much some kind of sick from October to March. This December ...

Life Is Full Of Choices, So Choose Wisely

03/24/2015 08:00:05 AM

Where are you today in life? Are you where you want to be? Are you happy, sad or indifferent? Where you are is a direct result of the choices you have made up to this point in your life. At the time, some choices might have seemed inconsequential, ...

My Stroke of Insight

03/19/2015 09:30:08 AM

One of the perks of having a mother who works at the library is that her house always has a surplus of books in it. She checks out anything interesting that passes across her desk, and she brings home plenty of donated or extra books for visitors ...

Shaping Our Dreams

03/12/2015 09:30:05 AM

When our dreams are up in the air, floating around like barely-formed wisps in our minds and hearts, they can allude us, drifting about like dandelion wishes, seeming just as insubstantial. When we give our dreams a form, a voice, when we put ...

How To De-Stress Your Day

03/10/2015 09:25:00 AM

Do you find yourself stressed more often than not? I know for me, there are certain times when I am stressed more than usual. Most times, this added stress is because of a big interview I have or a presentation I have to give. If you find yourself ...

A Change of Perspective

03/05/2015 09:28:23 AM

When my family moved into our last apartment, our final stop before purchasing a home, I barely furnished it. “Were only here for a little while,” I would offer as explanation for our couch with no coffee table, our table pushed awkward ...

Benefits of Positive Thinking Infographic

03/03/2015 09:32:22 AM

When it comes to your outlook, you either see the glass as “half full” or “half empty”. But what does this really mean? It means you are either an optimist or a pessimist. Most of us don’t put much thought into our outlook beyond the ...

Asking For Second Chances

02/26/2015 09:05:08 AM

It sometimes seems, as a parent, that all day long all we do is “do overs”. “That’s not the right way to talk to me. Try it again please.” “How can you ask your brother nicely? Let’s try again.” “

Overcoming Fear And Worry

02/24/2015 09:40:54 AM

In a previous post, I talked about how worrying is negative thinking. When you are always worried about something, you are stuck in a negative thinking pattern. As you continue going down this path of negative thoughts, your mind loses control ...

The Missing Ingredient

02/19/2015 09:30:55 AM

The following is a great post by Joseph over at Positive Lifestyle Blog. So much of what we experience at times is a desire to be anywhere “but” where we presently are. Left unchecked, this tends to become a habitual state of mind, since ...

The Importance of Visualizing Your Goals

02/17/2015 07:50:00 AM

Did you know you have the power to change your life for the better? That this power is buried inside of you and it is easy to unleash? This power can be harnessed at any time and many of the most successful people in the world use it all of ...

4 Truths About Alcohol Addiction

02/12/2015 08:31:04 AM

An addiction to alcohol can be a very dangerous way to live both for yourself and others nearby. You don’t simply put your life at risk as your decisions can impact everything and everyone around you. The next time you feel as though you need ...

10 Stress Busters To Be More Relaxed

02/10/2015 09:30:49 AM

Stress sucks. Not only does it turn you into a negative person that is easily irritated and angry, but it also has serious health consequences as well. Sadly though, too many of us don’t do enough to rid stress from our lives. Luckily, I am ...

Rules For Success By Those Who Succeeded

02/05/2015 08:15:51 AM

Bob Parsons, the CEO of Go Daddy, often quotes an old Chinese proverb: “The temptation to quit will be greater just before you are about to succeed.” He should know; Go Daddy is the world’s largest ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned ...

Always Late? 6 Tips To Help You Arrive On Time

02/03/2015 09:20:38 AM

I’ve always been someone who gets to places and events early. I don’t know if it was my upbringing or not, but I always like to be somewhere early. Unlike me, there are countless others that are the complete opposite – they are always ...

Daily Dose of Inspiration

01/29/2015 09:28:32 AM

I have been drinking lots of herbal tea this winter. It’s a warm, sweet way to stay hydrated in a season that automatically gives me dry hands and chapped lips. Best of all, though, each of my tea bags has an inspirational saying on its tiny ...

Life Lessons From Volleyball

01/27/2015 09:10:31 AM

Volleyball is a great sport to teach life lessons that last you your entire life. Any sport will help you build character and diligence, but volleyball has unique moves that give you mental, physical, and emotional skills to take with you outside ...

Our Crazy World: Watching-The-News Anxiety

01/22/2015 09:38:15 AM

I feel it – the cantankerous anxiety that seeps into my soul when I watch the news. With every murder report, every bomb, every child drowning, every political mudsling; my faith in the future shrivels up a bit. My helplessness fills to the ...

Three Exciting Health Jobs To Pursue In 2015

01/20/2015 09:29:47 AM

With the New Year comes new opportunities, including the ability to change your career focus in order to attain a sense of personal satisfaction and professional fulfillment. In many cases, people find themselves drawn to the health field but ...

Making Your Home Feel Purposeful

01/17/2015 10:39:12 AM

A few years ago, I read a piece on feng shui that said if you want to clear your mind and have a better night’s sleep, you need to clear out the clutter from under your bed. I’d always seen the “under the bed” space as ad-hoc storage, ...

Benefits of Couples Therapy In The Early Stages of Marriage

01/15/2015 09:00:04 AM

The early stages of a marriage are where the couple puts down roots and set the precedent for how their marriage will proceed. While a couple can always change the dynamics of their marriage, setting the right foundation can mean the difference ...

Standing Up For A Better World

01/13/2015 09:05:49 AM

Shakespeare’s Hamlet is remembered for these memorable lines, “To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or to take arms against a sea of troubles and ...

Dream Big, Start Small

01/08/2015 09:16:13 AM

Rereading Don’s posts about tiny habits and obtainable goals, I was reminded of a movie quote that, at the time I heard it, quite honestly acted as a wake-up call for me. In the movie, the main character turns to a friend and asks a rhetorical ...

2014 In Review: Top Posts of The Year

01/06/2015 09:18:23 AM

Happy New Year!! I took a much needed break from writing for a few weeks in December. It was a time I needed to recharge my batteries and I am happy I did so. While I was away, I did compile a list of the top posts from 2014. What makes a top ...

3 Ways To Deal With Anger

12/11/2014 09:30:40 AM

Anger is as natural, neurologically, as our desire to eat and drink, to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Sometimes, anger is ok, like when we see or hear about injustice or cruelty and are motivated to respond (hopefully not in an out of control ...

Interview With Media Shower

12/09/2014 09:13:31 AM

It was only a few short months ago that I was interviewed by Morty Lefkoe and now here I am getting interviewed once again! This time, I am featured on blog powered by Media Shower. Below is a small excerpt from the interview. To read the full ...

Rise and Shine

12/04/2014 09:30:29 AM

Are you a morning person? I wouldn’t say I’m especially not a morning person – I’m generally not grumpy until I’ve had coffee, and I usually don’t have too hard of a time waking up – but I’m definitely

Connected To The World Around Us

12/02/2014 09:30:55 AM

With a very generous birthday gift card in hand, I brought my children to a local bookshop to choose some new books to bring home. They flipped through glossy pages and sat on the carpet of the store while I read aloud; they brought Amelia Bedelia ...

Be A Reason For Thankfulness

11/25/2014 11:03:42 AM

Last November, I wrote about gratitude letters, how I wrote a note of thanks to the people in my life who I am grateful for, listing reasons why they were so special to me. This year, I’ve decided to show my appreciation for my loved ones ...

Building Your Confidence Plays A Role In Success

11/20/2014 09:33:08 AM

Contrary to the belief of some, making money doesn’t have to be difficult. A large portion of your success will be determined by your own self-confidence and esteem. It’s more of a mental blockage than a run of bad luck or failing job m ...

Less Stress, More Happiness: That’s The Power Of Positive Thinking

11/11/2014 09:14:54 AM

It has been a long process (six months and counting), but my family and I are finally getting our new home. We had some obstacles to overcome along the way and now that it is almost ours, we are faced with the reality of owning a new home that, ...

The Mental Spa – Meditation For Peace and Relaxation

11/04/2014 08:36:06 AM

I don’t know about you, but not every day can be spa day. But I still need a way to feel the same healthy relaxation I do after an hour or two of steam and scent. After attending my weekly yoga class for a few months, I asked my instructor ...

The Fallacy Of Jumping To Conclusions

10/30/2014 09:30:34 AM

I think we have all been there. Driving behind someone who stops in a lane of traffic to turn – without using their signal. Walking behind someone in a store who slams the door in our face. Little moments of inconsiderate behavior where we ...

Why The Rush? Taking Control Of Your Time

10/28/2014 09:03:23 AM

We live in a world where time is money, time is not on our side, time needs to be micro-managed, where there’s never enough time. I know people who feel like failures if they are not booked up, running from one event to the next, always doing ...

The Good And Bad Of Human Beings

10/23/2014 09:27:16 AM

Driving home from our local arboretum, I was thinking about the loveliness that is fall, humming along to the radio while golden leaves drifted over my windshield and sun streamed into the car. I was thinking about pumpkins, the scarecrow display ...

Easy Ways To Change Your DNA For A Healthier Life

10/16/2014 09:30:48 AM

Flipping through the paper the other day, an unusual article caught my eye. Written by a local doctor, it began by comparing aglets, the tips that keep shoelaces from unraveling, to telomeres, stretches of repeated DNA sequences that protect ...

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Happiness?

10/14/2014 09:22:50 AM

Unhappiness is often a choice we make without even realizing we are responsible for bringing it on ourselves. We have the power to make our lives happier and easier by simply being kind. How do you react when someone wrongs you or confronts ...