Unfortunately, most of us, at one time or another, have had our trust betrayed by someone we thought was sincere. We also know how difficult it is to ever trust that person again. There are many reasons why people deliberately betray the trust of others....

Many times, when in the audience and watching an orchestra, I wonder if the guy playing the triangle, or the fourth lady playing the viola, is really being heard. They may be playing instruments that are not the loudest, yet they are just as important...

Are you one of those who complains most of the time? For many of us, complaining has become such a habit, that it becomes second nature to think in negative terms. We complain about the rain, we complain about the cold, we complain that it's...

Yesterday we attended a huge art/architectural show at Piers 92/94 in NYC. I wore my Dolita Paris -designed "Jamaica" dress feeling quite confident in the knowledge that the colors and design of the dress would elicit comments. Sure enough, because of this positive attitude and...

Even if a chicken wears a coat of many feathers and struts around saying, "gobble, gobble" 24 hours a day, this still does NOT make him a turkey. The chicken is only going to get frustrated because he will never succeed at being a turkey....

A lot of us are burdened with unresolved issues from our past that we just don't want to deal with or deny that they exist. Yet they follow us where ever we go. This is referred to as "emotional baggage". When that happens day after...

You probably don't realize how much influence you have on others. Every action causes a reaction. The reaction can either be positive or negative, depending on how you conduct yourself. For instance, if your friends laugh or poke fun at another person and you are...

We all are a mixture of positive and negative attributes. Not one of us is perfect or else we wouldn't be human. However, most of us tend to forget what's great about ourselves and instead focus on what we don't like about ourselves. Here's a...

There are so many factors that cause stress in our lives. Between the troubled economy, natural disasters, and just plain every day living, chronic stress becomes out of control. Stress can be a good thing in certain situations, but if it becomes a way of...

Today is my birthday and I was going to take the day off from writing a post, but then an idea came to me while feeling this overwhelming gratitude for all the wonderful messages I have received wishing me well. Every day we receive many...