Does Feeling Guilty Have A Purpose?

We’ve all heard that saying you can’t make everyone happy all the time. In fact, you aren’t ever really in charge of anyone else’s happiness—anyone but yourself, that is. So, I pose this question to you: Can you make yourself happy all the time? Can you choose thoughts that lead you to a happy life?… Continue Reading →

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Solitude vs. Seclusion

If you’re like me, it’s a regular occurrence that you open your weekly planner and become filled with overwhelm. Granted, I have had to find a way to translate that feeling to willingness and gratitude. But must we always overwhelm ourselves with our extensive social schedules and to-do lists? It does seem like time moves… Continue Reading →

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The Value Of Telling On Yourself

Let’s face it: sometimes eating a slice of humble pie is tough, especially when it is our pie. But, like anything worthwhile, it’s the tough stuff that makes us stronger. When we are brave and take full responsibility for the quality of our lives, we immediately have the short route to solving our problems. If I can… Continue Reading →

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Secret(s) Of The Uni-verse

Without realizing it, I’ve spent my entire life trying to unravel the secrets of The Uni-verse— not because I’m obsessed with unveiling the secrets of The Uni-verse necessarily, but rather because I’ve been obsessed with trying to find peace of mind. In this quest to unravel said secret, I have found myself deeply committed to… Continue Reading →

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What You See Is What You Get…Or Is It…?

One of the colloquial terms that we used in the 60s to describe the philosophy of the day was “what you see is what you get.”  Having had the opportunity to intimately observe human behavior for over 25 years, it’s become very clear to me that this colloquial quip is closer to the to the… Continue Reading →

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Approval: What (or Who?) Gives?

Over the last several thousand years, basic human traits have not changed much, and it’s very obvious to me that the majority of people in our society have inherited the popular trait of approval seeking. Most of us believe that it’s a priority to have approval and to be loved and liked; in fact, we… Continue Reading →

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Boundaries, Limits & Compassion: How They Are Connected

Even though boundaries and limits are related, they are two very different behaviors.  We operate with boundaries and limits many times each and every day.  Our society is very familiar with the term ‘healthy boundaries.’ In fact, the word ‘boundaries’ has become somewhat of a buzzword in the introspective community.  We have the impression that… Continue Reading →

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How To Choose Safety and Happiness!

It is easy to understand why so many of us seem to suffer the way we do as we circuitously go looking for answers to the same questions.  There are expectations we are unable to meet, and we have been inundated with cultural expectations and social ‘norms’ in this world since we were born. We… Continue Reading →

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The Importance Of Affirmations & Visualizations

Affirmations and visualizations are vitally important in our daily lives.  They’re some of the first keys in assisting us with identifying what it is that we truly want.  Unfortunately, not enough of us know exactly what it is that we want in any given moment.  Many of us know what it is that we don’t… Continue Reading →

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