How to Combat Loneliness

Loneliness is crippling. It’s a component of depression. It certainly impairs health. There are studies now that say that it is the root cause of addiction! Fortunately it is something that can be remedied with these two steps. Enjoy Yourself Everyone needs time with others. Humans are social creatures. Being social is part of our […]

How to Meet Your Emotional Needs

Just about everything our soul needs can fit into these categories: safety, connection, novelty, significance, growth, and contribution. When our top two emotional needs are met, we tend to be pretty happy. When all of our needs are met, we are living our passion. Sounds great, right? But do you ever wonder how to meet […]

Gasp! What Will People Think?

Do you spend time worrying about what will people think? Does it immobilize you? If so, you’re probably giving too much of your power away. If you want to stop worrying about what people think, here is a suggestion that can work for most situations. Show them what to think through your behavior. We teach […]

Six Questions to Help You Simplify Your Life

So, you want to simplify your life. Lots of people say this. The problem is, if you don’t have a method for doing this, it tends to not get done. So here are six simple questions that will help you simply your life. Just ask yourself these questions when you want to bring something new into […]

Five Ways to Deal with the Meantime

What do you do when you’re in the meantime? What’s the meantime? It’s that space between becoming and being. It’s the difference between where we are and where we want to be. Here are some examples: working at a job you hate while waiting for something else being a student instead of a professional that […]

Stop Waiting for Someday to Live Your Life

Have you ever said something like: I’ll slow down after I get my degree. I’ll be happy when I get married. I will do something nice for myself when my kids are grown. When I have enough money in my retirement account, I will do what I want to do. One day I am going […]

Cultivating Beginner’s Mind

When you don’t know what to do next, try beginner’s mind. Beginner’s mind, also called shoshin, is an attitude of openness, curiosity, and freedom from preconceptions. It’s about always seeing yourself and life as a work in progress, always growing, and never allowing yourself to have it all figured out. What happens when you become […]

How Do You Escape?

How do you escape? Do you know? It may not be anything you spend a lot of time thinking about, but it’s a really important thing to know about yourself! Why? Because many people don’t know what they are doing when they are doing it. When your mode of escape is conscious, it can be […]

Self Care is Mandatory

It’s funny how often I hear people say that they gave up sleep because they had to study, do laundry, or tile the bathroom floor. Or maybe they ate fast food because they didn’t have time to cook. Or maybe they didn’t exercise because they were watching tv. Hey! Self care is mandatory! Many other […]

It’s Not About You Unless You Say It Is

When someone cuts in front of you when you’re driving, is that about you? If someone sees you walking towards them with an arm full of groceries and doesn’t hold the door open for you, do you get offended? If it’s sunny all week then rains on your day off, is the world against you? No […]