February 22, 2018

Do Bad Habits Erode the Quality of Your Life?

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle How often do you stop to take a close look at the habits you have built during your life? Do you realize these practices have much more influence over you than you would like […]
February 8, 2018

Faith – Is It Part of Your Healthcare and Lifecare System?

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe. – Mark Victor Hansen Some may be offended by my belief that faith is a vital component of our health and well-being if they associate faith with religious practice. But for me, faith is […]
January 25, 2018

Did you do it?

Acceptance comes when we slowly begin to understand and care about ourselves and others … Peace is a natural outgrowth of acceptance. – Anonymous In my last blog, I asked you what new opportunities you’ll put your time and energy into this year. I offered seven steps, along with the Integrated […]
January 11, 2018

Life Truly Lived Is Risky Business – Seven Steps Towards Truly Living It

Life truly lived is risky business, and if one puts up too many fences against risk one ends by shutting out life itself.” – Kenneth S. Davis Another holiday season has passed and we’re into a brand-new year; a time for letting go of the old and making way for new opportunities. […]
December 21, 2017

Are You In Charge of Your Giving This Year?

“Conventional wisdom would say that the less you give, the more you have. The converse is true. The more you give, the more you have. Abundance creates the ability to give; giving creates more abundance. I don’t mean this simply in financial terms. The principle is true in every area […]
December 14, 2017

Three Steps to Looking Beneath Your Feelings

Emotions are messengers from the front lines of our mental fitness battle zone, but … we tend to kill the messenger instead of listening. When we listen, we find out how to fight the war successfully. I’ve discovered that spending spend time reflecting upon my feelings helps to grasp what […]
December 7, 2017

What feelings can teach you about yourself – Let them out!

Oh, how the following resonated with me! “Looking back on my childhood, I don’t remember any secrets. I just remember not talking about certain subjects such as sex, money and religion. My family also had trouble communicating about love, fear, insecurity and anger. Years later, my husband, children and I […]
November 30, 2017

Anger Alert: Dealing with Anger in a Healthy Way

Two friends were discussing how angry one was at having grown up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic parent. The other friend began to explain how she overcame her anger from growing up in a similar environment and how she now has a loving, adult relationship with her Mom. […]
November 23, 2017

It’s Just Too Hard

When life’s struggles and challenges show up I’m reminded of the line, “In this world you will have trouble,” and, something my mother-in-law often said, “Out of something bad, comes something good!” How can you take the troubles in life and create something good, something better? How can you overcome […]
November 16, 2017

Warning: Unearth Your Unexplored Adventures

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brene Brown A friend sent me the following email: My Facebook page showed a memory I had posted one year ago, […]