What happens when the people you give to want to keep taking but don't want to reciprocate when you need them? We all want to be good people, but being taken advantage of should not be part of the deal. Setting boundaries so that you...

I was thinking yesterday about all the people I have met in the past few years since being on Facebook. Many, or should I say most of these friends I have never met in person. But, many I HAVE met in person and have enjoyed...

In our society, high value is placed on outward beauty. From advertising to beauty pageants to plastic surgeons promising to make us more beautiful, we learn from a young age that if we are attractive, we are a winner. But, don't you think that we...

When we compare ourselves to others, it's always those who are either celebrities we see in magazines or the person who seems to have "it all", i. e. the best body, the fanciest car and the most friends. We set unreasonable expectations by comparing ourselves...

Last night, while we were dining at a restaurant, two elderly couples sat down at the next table. We couldn't help but hear their conversation for the first few minutes. "The economy is terrible", "doctors and dentists are thieves", "this heat is the worst". This...

If you were standing in an echo chamber and said the words, "I am a failure" or "I will never be happy", how would it feel to hear your words bouncing right back at you? Every thought and action we produce is much like an...

Everything that happens in life is a lesson learned. The lesson I learned in the past few days: Everyone Can't be in Your FRONT ROW in your life's theater. Observe the relationships around you. Pay attention to which ones lift and which ones lean? Which...

Speaking at preview event for Rawhouse Wines. It's all about believing in your wonderful self and being "deaf" to the naysayers! Anything is possible with perseverance and a positive attitude! Photo Credit: Recognition Magazine...

When things look bleak, work hard to find the light even though things look dark. No matter how bad it seems, staying stuck in self-pity and resentment will only drag you deeper into the darkness. It IS a choice. Life is filled with ups and...

A person loses friends and blames it on the fact that someone must be saying bad things about him; A person doesn't look where he's walking, stubs his toe, and kicks his dog; A person oversleeps and is late for work. They blame it on...