‘Tis The Season For Receiving

There is no doubt about it. December is the time of year that is synonymous with giving. Whether it is to family, friends, co-workers, charitable organizations, or the people who make our lives better, we all have our lists and are checking them twice! … READ MORE

A Gratitude Ritual

Have you ever noticed that the more you focus on being grateful, the more you have to be grateful for? It’s true. The more we practice counting our blessings, the more blessings we will find to count. And that is one of the beautiful things about grati … READ MORE

Turning The Tables on Turkey Day Trauma & Trepidation

Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? What happened to Fall? Although the song says “Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays,” the fact is that most of us experience a sense of dread as we envision our upcoming holiday gatherings and being … READ MORE

Marry Your Conscience

Have you heard about the studies that say we are a reflection of the five people that we spend the most time with? That’s right! We become most like the people we most like! When you look around your life, who or what do you see? Are there people who i … READ MORE

Are You Ready To Own Your Inner Superhero?

Halloween is almost here. Many of us have spent days planning and putting together the perfect costume. I am always fascinated to see the trends in Halloween costumes since I view them as a commentary on what is relevant in today’s society. This year, … READ MORE

Are You Finally Fed Up With Being Fed Up?

Are you… Sick of feeling stuck? Tired of talking about change that never seems to happen? Frustrated with feeling like you are never enough? Week after week I hear stories from people who just can’t seem to get out of their own way. They are still talk … READ MORE

Healing the Dis-ease of Entitlement

Lately I have been thinking a lot about the concept of entitlement — that feeling so many of us have that we are owed something, that we have rights or deserve something to be the way we think it should be. Think of the times you have thought or had s … READ MORE

Life Can Be Easy – The Choice is Yours!

Do you remember when one of the big office supply stores developed the big red “Easy” button as a reminder to “keep things easy at work”? Years ago, one of my fellow staff members at The Ford Institute started bringing a big red “Easy” button to all of … READ MORE

Tips For Overcoming Overcommitment & Overwhelm

Do you get anxious thinking about your “to-do” list? Do you constantly wonder how you’re going to possibly get everything done? Are you exhausted, feeling it’s your job to take care of everyone and everything? The other day I was talking to a group of … READ MORE

Cutting The Cords Of Family Dysfunction

Day after day, I have people who come to me because they feel stuck in their relationships. Although their circumstances may be unique, their themes are common. They: Become masters at avoiding or denying what’s really going on in their relationships o … READ MORE

Creating Your Perfect Day

Can you imagine that in just a few days it will be August? Have you gotten around to doing all the things that you said you would do this summer? Have you had that “perfect” summer day? I am big believer in creating perfect days! Although it tends to h … READ MORE