A few years ago, when my car was brand new, I parked it in the garage, and when I came around the other side, I noticed that one of my kids left their bicycle in a precarious position. As if in slow motion, I tried...

Perfectionism is rooted in the desire to be accepted. It creates anxiety and makes each day stressful. Perfectionists run from one project to another, always looking for the applause and acceptance they need like a drug. Usually they have trouble creating close relationships. When you...

Our self-worth is not dependent on how many contests we win or how many parties we are invited to. Rather, we gain self worth and character in how we lead our lives and the decisions we make each and every day. In reality, we are...

Negative thinking is a habit. Negative thinkers were either taught or conditioned themselves to think that way. In our society, we've developed the tendency to focus on minor irritations, even though these annoyances are only a tiny part of our overall lives. It's sad that...

If you are in a doom and gloom mood, redirect your focus to the many blessings in your life. Are you in reasonably good health? Can you see, hear and smell? Is there a roof over your head and enough food to eat? There are...

I recently heard of an interesting group exercise. People sat in a circle and each participant was asked to write down his/her greatest trouble or stresser on a piece of paper, fold it and then put it into the center of the circle. After everyone...

Life does not stand still. We either move forward or regress. You are the only person who can navigate the direction your life will take. No one else can do it for you. Sometimes all we need is something to propel us. If you were...

I strongly believe that the reason most New Year's resolutions are not fulfilled is because they are just thoughts and promises. There is something called "active goal setting", which is the key to reaching whatever goal you are aiming for. When you define what you...

Here's your New Year's Oath: I promise to always be honest and to always speak the truth. I promise to respect all people and to treat others how I would like to be treated. I will begin by treating myself with respect and with love....

The bamboo tree can withstand gale force winds. The victory for these trees is not in never bending, but in springing erect again after the storm has passed. It is the same with our lives. The winds of our lives. . pressures, conflicts, pain. ....