Yesterday I had the unfortunate experience of having a scratched cornea. The pain was unbearable, and every single aspect of my day was a blur except for the intense pain in my eye. We tend to be grateful each day for things like a successful...

Watching the footage of Congressman Anthony Weiner apologizing and admitting his bad choices made me once again ponder why so many people make choices that, in an instant, turn their lives upside down. If only they took the time to really think about the consequences...

If we were able to go back in time and fix every negative experience that happened to us, life would be meaningless. Even if it's hard to accept, we can't change the past. We can't go back and manipulate things to the way we wanted...

More than ever, people are stressed, uncertain, and most likely, depressed. In our hurried and seemingly impersonal society the compliment you give to a stranger may be the only nice thing they will hear all day. You can't imagine how you can make someone's day...

Making time to be alone for some introspection and self-reflection can be an enlightening and empowering experience. It is during these moments that you will gain helpful insights for living. These insights can refine, reinforce or question your personal values and beliefs. Spending time alone...

Do you consider yourself an optimist or a pessimist? Well, if you think about negative experiences in terms of 'always' and 'never' and feel that they are caused by your poor characteristics and traits which are set in stone, then you have a pessimistic style....

Right now, as I am writing this and looking out my window, I hear the birds singing, the sky is a gorgeous shade of blue, and the purple and pink flowers in full bloom reflecting against the blue sky is breathtaking. I am deciding to...

Have you ever looked into a magnifying mirror and become horrified at the sight? We notice every single pore, every blemish, and basically, every flaw possible. Our logic fails us, we concentrate on one detail of our face that we hate, and we ultimately disregard...

When we feel self-doubt, it's like we are constantly walking through a dark room with no flashlight. We wait for others to lead the way because we don't believe that we are capable or worthy. Confidence, like a light in a dark room, can lead...

Do you believe that your circumstances are not your fault? Even if there may be some degree of truth in this, blaming leaves you feeling powerless. Having a "victim mentality" steals the power you own and weakens you tremendously. Ultimately, you are the only person...