This is What’s Stopping You

Photographer:  Dion Tavenier If not now, when? Do you have something you want to do? It could be taking a trip, finding a new job, remodeling or redecorating, buying a new car, or the first thing that popped into your head when you read that question. Or, is there...

Got Problems? Here’s the Solution!

Dealing Effectively With Problems Ernest Holmes taught us that our reality is a real as we need it to be. The question here is how real do we want our problems to be? While we may try to avoid them, problems pop up. Ignoring them can be disastrous. Here’s...

Why You MUST Be Heard

Finding Your Voice Do you know what your “voice” is? We might first think of the sounds we make coming out of our mouths, but our true voice is more than that. Much can be told about us when we speak. Do we speak loudly, with aggression in our...

Could You Use a Hero?

Whose Hero Are You? Do you know the Bonnie Tyler song, “I Need a Hero?” If you’re younger than me you might remember the wicked stepmother singing an alternative version of it in Shrek II, but it first gained popularity in the original version of the movie, Footloose. Here’s...

All Stop!

When Life Comes Screeching to a Halt Remember when the captains of the various Enterprise vessels on StarTrek ordered, “All stop?” The ship came to a complete stop. Engines were shut down. The crew wasn’t going anywhere. Every so often life has an “all stop” for us. Last week...

Judgment v. Curiosity

Knickers in a Twist? Panties in a Wad? Do you enjoy the work of Emma Curtis Hopkins? If you’re unfamiliar with her name, she was a well-known teacher in the New Thought Movement went it was young. One of my favorite sayings of hers is about being in “high...

Mistakes “R” Us!

My CV of Mistakes Don’t you just love to tell others all the things you’ve done wrong? Hmmmm…. Probably not. But that’s exactly what this blog is about. “CV” (if you’re unfamiliar with the term – many Americans don’t know what it is!) stands for curriculum vitae, Latin for...

Can YOU Reach Across the Aisle?

Compromise is Not Defeat We lost a unique and well-known leader this week. Senator and Vietnam veteran John McCain died last Saturday. Even in death, the one Washington has called “The Maverick” for decades, did it his own way. He voluntarily discontinued treatment for his brain cancer and died...

How to Make a Bully Flee

Is the “Golden Rule” Dead? Do you practice the “Golden Rule?” Almost every society has some version of treating others like we want to be treated. Unfortunately, like all great advice and most sacred texts, this gets twisted by the selfish, the greedy, and those who live in constant...

Cement Loafers

Are You Feeling Stuck? Have you felt recently like every time you take two steps forward you end up taking three steps back? Grandma Esther used to say, “Sometimes you just can win for losin’.” It seems that feeling is going around like a bad summer cold. If not...