There’s an unexpected and strange happening as we walk the path of growth and healing. What once sat well with us, no longer does. The disruption, chaos, or discomfort that didn’t bother us before, now causes irritation, frustration, and anger. And we may even find times we can’t understand the sudden sadness, resentment, or fear… Continue reading Nudged Out of Neutral
Endings are considered the finish, closing, conclusion and resolution of something. It can be a period of time, a book or movie, and activities. So, when what you’re doing lifts you up, brings you joy and entertainment, stimulation and growth, connection, satisfaction and fulfillment, endings can stir feelings of sadness. “Every new beginning comes from… Continue reading The Beauty of Endings and Beginnings
Life is an intricate and interactive journey that delivers more than the challenges we set in motion to reach our social goals. Life's undeniable, omniscient power delivers the experiences required to grow our spirit which transcends all material-like prizes to lead us closer to love and harmony. Yes, in times of transition, our next step… Continue reading The People Around Us Can Inspire Our Next Step
Regret suggests feelings of sadness, disappointment, and unhappiness over something that’s been done, particularly when we feel we’ve missed an opportunity. It’s hindsight. Well, it’s true that hindsight is 20/20, and by definition, only comes after something has passed, so of course we can clearly see the better option or missed opportunity, later on. But… Continue reading Regret Isn’t Always a Bad Thing
When we break free from the popular social norms to live what feels genuine in us, the way we see ourselves in comparison to others changes too. Social comparison provides us a way to evaluate our progress, and now, what used to work and provide guidance, no longer fits. An arrogant person considers himself perfect.… Continue reading Redefining Social Comparison When We Break Free From Social Norms
If I asked you, “Do you feel your life is in balance?” How would you answer? “Yes”, “No”, “Maybe”? If you’re not a definitive “Yes”, do you wonder then what balance truly means for you? “Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” Thomas Merton I do and I… Continue reading Life – Balance. What does it mean to you?
I recently attended a memorial service and celebration of life party for my uncle who had passed during Thanksgiving week. The irony of the timing was not lost on me, as he was one of my favorite people that I was truly thankful for, and I certainly wasn’t alone! He was a good man, good… Continue reading Personal Legacy: What Will Yours Be?
Nobody said life was easy. Life is good. But life isn’t easy. In our youth we don’t understand the natural law of compounding. If we did, we may have paid closer attention to our decisions and perhaps listened more to our elders. But no, youth is king, and we knew better. Just watch us prove… Continue reading Trying To Save Someone Who Doesn’t Want To Save Themselves
Setting honest and loving standards helps us to live a life of authenticity where who we believe we are is congruent with how we live our life every day. Setting challenging standards helps us to live each day striving to produce our best results. We live up to the standards we set and that helps… Continue reading Raising Our Standards to Bring Our “A” Game
“Without standards, there can be no improvement.” Taiichi Ohno Look around you. Take a look at celebrities, sports stars, businessmen and women, and leaders in your community. It’s displayed through the abundance of their health, home, job or career, family life, spirituality, and relationships. They are not only succeeding in life. They are excelling above… Continue reading Our Life is the Reflection of the Standards We Set for Ourselves