You Are Not Who You Think You Are

We’ve all been conditioned to think about life and situations in certain ways. We may have been told that we are dominated by the left brain or the right brain, the “creative” or the “logical.” Some of us have been told that we have a Type A personality, that we are “competitive, aggressive, and ambitious” […]

This Too Shall Pass

Several years ago, I walked past a sign every day on a co-worker’s door that read: “‘The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change’ – Heraclitus.” I read the quote and thought, yes, that’s what people say, change is inevitable. It makes sense, and I remember thinking I understood this concept, albeit in its intangible state […]

Peeling Back the Layers

You probably already have a good idea of what needs improvement in your life. Knowing what your problems are, or becoming more self-aware, is the first step in changing habits or behaviors. Even though you may be aware of your problems, it’s important to pry deeper to uncover the root of of these matters through […]

When the Going Gets Good

We are so caught up in noticing our downfalls, that when asked to describe our experience of ease, we oftentimes get stumped. Why do we have so much trouble remembering the good times? It seems that we get fixated on what’s missing or what’s going wrong or what needs to be done that we zone […]

Quick, you’re almost out of time for resolutions!

It’s the end of a calendar year. Traditionally, it’s the one time all year you should look at what’s been happening and see how you can make your life better. January 1st is the day we make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, volunteer, hit the gym, and quit smoking. Let’s make huge changes that […]

Breaking Free from Emotional Whirlwinds

Our emotions may get the best of us. When we get carried away by every little emotion tugging on our sleeve and the storylines associated with them, we lose sight of the intentions that allow us to respond calmly and confidently to situations, and to maintain our center. We may lash out at others, overindulge in food and […]

One Word Fits All: Simplify Your New Year’s Resolution

It’s that time again – New Year’s and the holidays are over. Instead of making a list of unrelated and overly ambitious resolutions (how well did that work last year?), start by focusing on one word to help make changes in your life. If all of your resolutions have a single, simple theme that is […]

Say It With Kindness

January reeks of should’s and ought’s when making traditional New Year’s resolutions. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a more fulfilling and healthy life — and the beginning of the year is certainly when most of the country feels motivated to go for it. Perhaps this year, however, you could go about it in a kinder […]