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Relationships

Five Valentine’s Day Dating Tips

Valentines Day is upon us. And there are many expectations flying through the air.  You may be in a relationship, you may not, regardless, Valentine's Day is an opportunity to reflect upon love.

What does it mean to be loved? What does it feel like?...


faith

Life Requires a Leap in Faith

"To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you."      ~ Christian D. Larson

I recently had a conversation with my uncle about faith. He grew-up as the son of...


Anxiety

Art Washes From the Soul the Dust of Life

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso

“Painting embraces all the ten functions of the eye; that is to say, darkness, light, body and color, shape and location, distance and closeness, motion and rest.” ~Leonardo da Vinci

Many misconceptions exist...


Creativity

How to Have Continuous Improvement in the Workplace

The workplace is a complicated environment with many diverse personalities, agendas, and systems set-up to accomplish company goals. Organization leadership need to ensure everyone is on a consistent pathway toward advancement so that the business stays ahead of competition.

Continuous improvement requires a proactive...


Anger

7 Tips to Control Anger

Anger can range from mild irritation to out-of-control rage.

When anger is managed well, it can provide a healthy release, a motivator for change, or a self-empowering strategy.  Anger also is a protectant from underlying feelings of pain, fear, guilt, or shame.  It is a normal human response, an indicator of hurt, and promoter of transformation.

When anger reaches an elevated state, the pre-frontal cortex, the thinking part of the brain is...


Emotions

Change Comes in Mysterious Forms

“Jung introduced the idea of synchronicity to strip off the fantasy, magic, and superstition which surround and are provoked by unpredictable, startling, and impressive events that, like these, appear to be connected.” ― Jung, Synchronicity

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

I have been seeing a woman...


Emotions

How to Soothe Fears and Worries

We all have worries and fears. They can easily disempower us and keep us stuck. I witness it with myself and with people who enter my office. Falling into the trap of worry and fear doesn’t have to be the default.

Here is an example of how I worked through some of the fears with, Susan, a pseudo name of a person who came to see me in my office.

Susan began the session sharing worries, doubts,...


Affirmations

The Truth Will Set You Free

"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."  ~Thomas Jefferson

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth." ~Buddha

Surrender to End Suffering

I have noticed it with myself that when I decide I’ve done all I can to make...


Happiness

How to Increase Your Happiness Every Day

"My awareness is aligned with the creative power of the universe." Deepak Chopra
Time is the constant in the changes and seasons of life.  It is up to us to determine our perspective and use of that time.

Age

Many people worry about age. Children...