Loving People Who Are Hard to Love

If you read a lot of my blog posts, you see a lot of “Let it go,” “You gotta have healthy boundaries,” and “You’re responsible for what shows up in your life” types of posts. It may give the impression that if something or someone isn’t working for you, it’s time to cut it loose. Before […]

Context Matters

A lot of people want a formula to live life. They want a plan to follow that helps them succeed, find happiness, and stay safe. The problem with that is that even the most sound advice won’t work all the time because context matters. Take a look at these examples from well known proverbs. You’re never […]

Take Out the Trash

We’re coming to the end of a 9 year where the universal energy favors ending things for good to make way for what’s coming. For many, this has been tough. It can be hard to let go – even when you know it’s the best thing. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. We […]

The Quick and Dirty Method to Learning Self Love

Humans are programmed from birth to look outside themselves for validation and conform to expectations. This leads to separation from our true selves (because we learn early on to play a role) and not knowing or loving ourselves. Once we become aware of this, many of us spend the rest of our lives trying to […]

So You Think You’re The Least Likely to Succeed…

Do you think you’re not worthy? That you’re among the least likely to succeed? Be honest. If so, check out this list of people who were deemed to be least likely to succeed: Dr. Seuss, author of “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” Tom Cruise, actor with 80 film award […]

Want To Have a Happy Holiday? Let Go of Expectations

Do you know why so many people are unhappy on their birthday, Valentine’s Day, or Christmas? It’s because of an idea that something didn’t happen the way it was “supposed to.” Doesn’t that sound like a really easy thing to fix? It is. If you want to have a happy holiday, let go of expectations. […]

How to Deal With Being a Black Sheep

There is a black sheep in every crowd, isn’t there? This person who just doesn’t fit into a place where they are expected to feel at home. Maybe it’s their family, sports team, classroom or church. If this is you, how do you deal with being a black sheep? Before I get into that, let’s […]

You Can’t Divorce Your Family

The founding of America led to the change of some pretty cool ideas. For the first time, a nation embraced the idea that a person could be valued for their achievements rather than his family name. A person could worship in the way that his heart believed rather than in the way that the state prescribed. […]