As many of you know, or I certainly HOPE you know, I am the author of a book entitled, "Simple Strides Toward Positive Change". I chose this title because most of us think that change is something that has to be achieved on a grand...

Every minute that you spend living below your potential is time wasted. Never listen to the naysayers. Don't hault your plans to eat healthier just because others give you a hard time about ordering steamed fish and veggies instead of fried chicken and cheese fries;...

I love what Matthew McConaughey said in his acceptance speech about being his own hero and not looking to anyone else to fulfill his dreams. I have written about this before, but here I go again. It's very difficult to be our own hero or...

The unhappiest people in this world are the people who care the most about what everyone else thinks, so don't ever be ashamed of doing what feels right to you. Follow your own instincts and bang your own drum. You will know you are your...

Confucius said, "Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated" Ain't that the truth! We think because things are not always perfect in our lives that we have to fix them, and that's what makes us miserable and stressed. We need to...

An onion has many layers on it that must be peeled away before you can use it. We sometimes are like onions. We need to peel off layers before we get to our authentic and happy self. We have layers of disappointments, hurts, pains and...

While switching channels last night, I happened to come across TMZ. The entire show is about finding humor in bashing the looks and actions of celebrities. Many people have become brainwashed by the culture of TMZ, reality shows and tabloid magazines. Blindly following these examples...

You know that every time it storms, it eventually stops storming. You know that every time you cut yourself or break a bone, it eventually heals. Every morning we wake up from the darkness into the light. What am I trying to say? Nothing is...

It takes discipline and effort to attain AND maintain happiness and success in life. It's easy to sit back and blame parents, teachers, coaches, etc, for our problems, but it's harder to take full control of our life and own our actions. Stop making excuses...

We all have heard the expression "birds of a feather flock together". Basically, you will notice that people who spend a lot of time with each other usually adapt the same characteristics, mannerisms and positive as well as negative traits. I always say that you...