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 […]

Eight Morning Routine Habits that Lead to Productive Days

Everyone has a morning routine. Perhaps yours involves turning off the alarm several times before getting out of bed. Or maybe it includes sitting with coffee for fifteen minutes before engaging in life. Some people jump right out of bed and get their morning run in. Some morning choices lead to more efficiency than others. […]

Why Confusion is a Good Thing

Who likes to be confused? You don’t know what things mean. Maybe you don’t know how you feel. It could be that you don’t know what to do. All this could leave you feeling paralyzed. What do you do? Ack!┬áRelax. Read on and see why confusion is a good thing. When you acquire new information […]

How To Develop Connection

When I was a dance teacher, I focused on teaching dance as a performance art. My students danced both as soloists and as an ensemble. One day while practicing a group number a student said, “I’ll just practice at home. I mean, it’s this same thing as dancing alone.” Whoa. I thought, “If that’s what […]

Challenge the “Find Your Passion” Nonsense

If you are like me, you get a solicitation for a “Find Your Passion” workshop at least once a week. It’s a hoax to make you think that you’re missing out on something if you aren’t skipping to work and coming home with a pile of cash every day. These types of myths are responsible […]

Eight Tips to Boost Your Courage

We all need courage. Courage is what takes us from where we are to heights unknown… or maybe just the next step. If you find you are lacking in courage, here are eight tips to boost your courage. Adopting just one strategy will create some change. Try incorporating more than one and see how your […]

Three Keys to Wholeness: Love, Service, and Wisdom

People have been searching for wholeness for a long time. In recent years the trends for finding it have been through rebellion, escaping through drugs and alcohol, pursuing success (buying things and gaining titles), and living your passion. The key has never been, and never will be, somewhere out there. It’s always inside. You don’t […]

How to Talk to People

There are a lot of people who don’t know how to talk to other people. It’s true. Sometimes it’s due to anxiety. Maybe it’s about shyness. It could be that they were bullied in school. Sometimes it is the fear that they will be boring. Or maybe they just didn’t learn how. There are all […]

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 […]