Many of you, like me, are in the path of Hurricane Irene and are no doubt getting anxious thinking about all that can go wrong. Let's face it: Any crisis or survival situation is a difficult one to cope with. There is an urgency to...

Friends are respectful towards each other and hold each other in high esteem. Best friends don't speak rudely to each other. If a friend starts to doubt their capabilities, you would jump in and point out their strengths, skills and past achievements. We are like...

When I tell people that I have experienced many of the insecurities and ups and downs that they feel, they are shocked. I have learned to heal, learned to project confidence, and learned, most of all that you can't judge a book by its cover....

I remember as a kid watching "Candid Camera". This was basically the first reality show. We would laugh as a poor victim would be humiliated in some way, and then at the end of the humiliation, the person responsible would yell, "Smile, you're on Candid...

Perfectionists expect to be top-notch at everything they do. It's great to have high standards, but when it leads to self-criticism, it becomes a vicious cycle. Perfectionists are constantly worried about meeting their own unrealistic expectations and are constantly discouraged when they feel that they...

Negative or positive thinking becomes second nature to us, depending on which "habit" we have adopted over the years. Yes...

The other day I went to the cemetery to visit my parents. They both died within two years of each other, and these visits are always difficult. Every time I go, I stand over their graves and ponder how my mom and dad could possibly...

I am so excited to report that I am on board with a new editor and my book is back in the works! I expect it to be completed in a few months. I am expecting a positive outcome and believe BEFORE I see it...