Sadness, anger, and frustration come when we aren't grateful for the simple things in life--a smile, a touch, a hug, the smell of turkey cooking, the smell of the ocean, the favorite songs we listen to when we're down. When we actively reflect on how...

I believe our greatest barrier to improving in life is our self-talk. We can be our own worst enemy! We all know the phrase, “You are what you eat. ”Well, the same principle applies to your thoughts. You are what you think you are. The...

Are you one of those who picks yourself apart when you see yourself in a photo or video? I, too am guilty as charged Do you look in the mirror and only see what's imperfect about yourself?It has to be a continual effort on your...

We were born content, but were subsequently taught to fear. To be consciously aware of what we feed our spirit is the key to a happy life. Peace of mind is hidden within all of us and cannot be destroyed...

Each and every experience in life is an opportunity to either be grateful or to be bored. It is always a choice. While sitting in my kitchen this morning, I noticed a cloud formation that was rare. I marveled at nature and the miracles it...

Acknowledge the imperfect parts of yourself, but also begin to notice the positive. Note that while you may sometimes act with self-interest in mind, at other times you're incredibly selfless. Sometimes you may act insecure or frightened, but most often you are courageous. There are...

I like to use an analogy of the seasons to our current down cycle in the economy. After the lush foliage and abundant sun of summer, autumn shows us a leaner side of life. But, we still can find much beauty and promise in it....

Have you ever noticed that when you think about being itchy, you begin to scratch? Or, when you have a cut, the more you think about the cut, the more it hurts?It's the same with our problems. You are not going to change the fact...

When you make mistakes, or get ridiculed or rejected, realize these are detours on the road to success. If you are feeling down, take a look at your BAG. B is for Blessings. These are things you have that you often take for granted like...

Nothing chips away at our self-confidence more than the habit of scanning the people around us to see how we compare. We look to see if someone else is better looking, taller, or dressed better. And, if we do, we are devastated. It's like riding...