How to Fail At Therapy

Want to know how to fail at therapy? Read on! Imagine that you are piloting a boat. You are far from shore and hopelessly lost. Your boating skills are mediocre. Nobody knows where you are. No one is expecting you. And you have no life vests. Your friend gives you all sorts of suggestions to get […]

Embrace The Struggle

Probably every generation of parents desires for their kids to “have it better than we did.” They do things to reduce risk and create comfort. Even those kids who didn’t grow up with loving parents and comfortable situations had the benefit of sociological change that made things easier than it was for those who came […]

Using Mantras to Cope and Heal

Mantras are a great way to cope, heal, and inspire growth. What’s a mantra? A mantra is an often repeated word, formula, or phrase. To turn it into a magical tool, choose words that are be positive, short, general, and personal. When you say them, you must be fully present and say your mantra as if […]

Why Talk Therapy Helps

In some circles, going to talk therapy still carries a stigma. It’s seen as something that “weak” or “crazy” people do. Therapy is for everyone! If you’re not stable, it’s definitely helpful. If you are just not your highest and best self, it can help to get you there. Here’s why. Gives Social Contact People are […]

Thirteen Reasons to Cultivate Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the foundational skill for a well lived life. That’s no exaggeration. It takes some time to really get there. Once you have it figured out, it’s something you have to keep doing over and over. Yet it adds so much to your life that you will get far more out of it than […]

How to Get a Win/Win Solution Every Time

If you want your relationships to thrive, you have to be able to deal with conflict. Getting to a win/win solution always makes all parties happy because everyone gets what he wants. So how do you do that? Let’s take a look. Be Willing to Talk If one person is not willing to talk, you […]

If You Want More, Create Space

The universe is mostly made up of what we see as empty space. Atoms and cells are also mostly empty space. This is part of the universal design. Universal law says “As above, so below.” So, why do we humans go against the grain and do everything we can to fill up that space? If […]

Don’t Be a Santa Claus Lover

Are you a Santa Claus lover? What I mean is, do you love like Santa Claus. Santa is a jolly, lovable role model, don’t you think? He gives toys to kids and spreads holiday cheer. But have you ever thought about what this teaches little ones about love? Think about this. He watches your every […]

Be Impeccable With Your Word

Don Miguel Ruiz wrote The Four Agreements in 1997. This best selling book inspires people to change their lives with just four easy ideas. The first is be impeccable with your word. I love this. It embodies so many things: honesty, integrity, sticking to values, honoring others, healthy boundaries, and creating love. The first part […]

How To Do Stuff

There are a lot of people who don’t know how to do stuff. I am talking about every day life skills that help your life run smoothly and easily. Maybe they weren’t taught. It could be that they don’t have enough experience with doing new things that they don’t have context to figure it out. […]