Did you know happiness is our natural state? Yet most trade it away.
1 Jan

Did you know happiness is our natural state? Yet most trade it away.

Did you know happiness is our natural state? Yet most trade it away. It’s true. So, are you happy? Most aren’t. And when asked, most people say: “I want to be happy no matter what but…” and then comes their trade for unhappiness. Take a look at a few common examples of life situations where people trade their happiness for unhappiness. People often say, I want to be happy no Read More

Taking offense is a losing game. Here’s why…
1 Dec

Taking offense is a losing game. Here’s why…

Taking offense is a losing game. We’ve all experienced feeling offended at some point in our lives and it’s easy to let it consume us, right? Whether it’s self-inflicted or deliberate, it never feels good. We certainly know what it feels like when a family member criticizes us, a car cuts us off in traffic, a longtime friend “unfriends” us, someone makes an unkind comment, or a friend betrays us. Read More

Living an undisturbed life isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Here’s why…
1 Nov

Living an undisturbed life isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Here’s why…

Living an undisturbed life isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity because our overall well-being depends on it. In today’s world, we’re faced with countless distractions, disruptions, and disturbances…that can make it nearly impossible to discover our natural state of inner peace. Yes, there is a place in us where no storms can disturb the peace we have deep inside. It’s a place where our mind is quiet while our heart Read More

You can learn to be wise. Here’s how…
1 Oct

You can learn to be wise. Here’s how…

It’s no surprise that positive results and well-being are associated with those who are wise. Without wisdom we tend to make rash decisions and experience negative consequences. Regardless of what we “believe” it’s important to recognize the value of wisdom in our lives. Wisdom is a valuable asset many strive to cultivate. This inner knowing is how we live in freedom and inner peace all the time. That’s why…if we Read More

Taking Responsibility is a Powerful Tool
7 Sep

Taking Responsibility is a Powerful Tool

Taking responsibility for all aspects of our lives, regardless of what has happened in the past, is one of the most important things we can do to improve our quality of life. Whatever kind of life we want to live, we need to know that no one will give it to us nor take it away from us…because we are solely responsible for our life. Taking responsibility for everything that Read More

Complain Less and Be Happier
1 Aug

Complain Less and Be Happier

We can easily spot a complainer, but we rarely notice our own behavior, right? Yet, we all complain… sometimes without realizing it. It’s easy to complain but notice without action it changes nothing. We’ve all experienced the feeling or frustration of things not going as expected. However, did you know complaining can make us sick and unhappy? There is a healthy way to complain and an unhealthy way too. Let’s Read More

When Conflict is Uncomfortable…
1 Jul

When Conflict is Uncomfortable…

Conflict is uncomfortable, right? Even though we know it’s normal, expected, and inevitable in any close relationship, it doesn’t make it any less painful or less challenging. Whether it’s with our family, friends, coworkers, or strangers…don’t we want to enjoy our relationships and not be in conflict? Yet, it’s not wise to avoid conflict either. When we avoid difficult conversations, we’re sacrificing inner growth and healthier relationships. Notice…this is how Read More

Can you predict trustworthiness? Consider the key traits…
2 May

Can you predict trustworthiness? Consider the key traits…

Did you know trustworthy people share several key traits? These character traits can increase our ability to recognize trustworthiness in ourselves and others. This is how we can discern trustworthiness with greater certainty and grow our trust in others or things as well as in ourselves. These traits are indicators of good character we can rely on to make better decisions in life. So, let’s begin by considering what trust Read More

Why are we always in a hurry? Here’s how to overcome it…
1 Mar

Why are we always in a hurry? Here’s how to overcome it…

Who isn’t in a hurry today? Have you noticed lately “adults & hurry” seem to be synonymous. If you’re like most, you find yourself hurrying to the next project, goal, or event…only to do it all over again the next day. We find ourselves controlled by electronic notifications, ring tones, and an over-committed schedule with a jam-packed agenda. We rush to eat, to get somewhere, or to check off our Read More

How to recognize truth…and stop falling for a belief
1 Feb

How to recognize truth…and stop falling for a belief

Let’s take a closer look at how to recognize truth…and stop falling for a belief. Did you know it’s common for people to believe an ‘untruth’ and not believe the ‘truth’? We all have a natural tendency to want to defend a held position that we believe, rather than being open to facts that contradict that belief. This is how beliefs can limit us when we’re certain they’re true. Likewise…we tend Read More