Be Kind Valentine

  Posted On:  February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day is all about love. We can describe love in many different ways and we all have strategies to express it.  But what if for the sake of simplicity, we define love as kindness?  When we are kind we are not only loving towards others, but towards ourselves. More and more research demonstrates the

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Stop pursuing happiness and seize it right now

  Posted On:  December 9, 2016

It seems like we are infatuated with the idea of pursing happiness instead of the actual experience of it. We think about how happy we will be when it’s Friday, how much we are looking forward to our vacation, or how much better things will be when we get XYZ complete.  Little do we realize that

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The best gifts rarely come with receipts

  Posted On:  December 5, 2016

It’s time to go shopping and find all the best gifts for everyone!  As I get ready to brace for the crowds of people and navigate all the sales ads, I can’t help but think about my favorite gifts over the past few years.  The funny thing is that I can barely remember more than

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Fall into the season with love and kindness

  Posted On:  November 2, 2016

As the fall colors make their official appearance and crisp air starts to take over, I can’t help but think how much life mimics the unpredictability of seasonal transitions. Think about each season of the year and what you like most about each one.  Yeah, yeah, I know that you may LOVE fall and hate

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Be what you want

  Posted On:  November 21, 2014

It is impossible to create immunity from the harmful, painful, and at times devastating statements and opinions at times, but I think there is a better way to insulate ourselves and promote hope than by making sweeping statements of separation or reacting with anger and fear.  Be honest, when was the last time that you

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Lose interest in negativity

  Posted On:  November 9, 2014

I am amazed how much energy I have committed to negative people and their experiences.  I used to think that I toxic people were drawn to me for some reason. I would find myself completely worn out and thinking “Why is everyone around me so unhappy?”  And after a while, my frustration would get to

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Practicing acceptance

  Posted On:  October 5, 2014

In the spirit of happiness and a life of authenticity, the practice of acceptance is paramount.  Navigating self-acceptance is one of the more challenging aspects of my own well-being and I suspect for others as well.  The conflict arises when we are unable to accept where we are with emotional and spiritual development while simultaneously

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Setting goals without creating limits

  Posted On:  June 30, 2014

What was the last goal you set for yourself?  Did you make it?  How did you feel afterwards?  Was your success of that goal the motivation for your next one? Goals are critical in assisting us with determining a direction that we want to go and ultimately sustain a level of satisfaction and contentment within

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Need space?

  Posted On:  June 10, 2014

Regardless of annual income, or lack thereof, the only real estate that we all have guaranteed to us is our own personal space.  I’m not talking the walls that house and shelter you, I’m talking about the intangible energies that embody who we are and how we conduct ourselves.  We are constantly maintaining, creating, and

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A powerful reminder

  Posted On:  May 6, 2014

This week I have been reminded that when people act out in prejudice, discriminatory, and outright ignorant ways…they are being driven by fear.  It may be fear of themselves, fear of uncertainty, or such a deep fear they don’t even realize it exists within them.  My response will either give fear more power and promote

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