Being strong is not about denying your weaknesses. Strength is about accepting and living with the consequences of things you may be ashamed of, and learning from them. Sometimes , even if your intentions are good, you end up with a mess. When this happens,...

Some people grumble because roses have thorns. I, for one, am thankful that thorns have roses! On this eve of Thanksgiving, no matter what straws you need to grasp, realize that there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for....

One of my favorite songs, written by Rogers and Hammerstein, is called, "You'll Never Walk Alone". Here are some of the lyrics: "When you walk through the storm, hold your head up high, And don't be afraid of the dark. At the end of the...

If you have a healthy immune system, does that mean you'll never get sick? Of course not! But. . it enables you to be less susceptible to illness and to experience a faster recovery. Having a high level of self-esteem doesn't mean you will never...

Our repetitive negative thoughts form paths in our brain, similar to paths we walk down over and over in a park. Eventually, the path gets deeper and more defined, and it just becomes easier to stay on that same path instead of breaking in a...

I have a client who is in his early 40's yet you would think he is much older purely from his attitude. He says his best days were when he was a frat boy in college and everything since hasn't measured up. When he talks...

I don't remember who said this, but it's a great quote: "Don't bring me problems, bring me solutions". Often, we tell ourselves that certain things are out of our control and that's why we can't move forward or reach our goals. If something is “out...

Right now, as I am writing this and looking out my front door, I see deer greeting me hello, the birds are singing, the sky is a gorgeous shade of blue, and the changing leaves reflecting against the blue sky is breathtaking. I am deciding...

We live in a world of complimentary opposites. There are no pluses without minuses, no going up without coming down. You cannot create a dark shadow without some light. What's my point? We all feel guilty for choices we may have made, either right now,...

Unfortunately, many people nowadays are filled with hopelessness. It can be something in their personal life that turned their world upside down, or it can be from outside influences. We can't turn on the TV, pick up a newspaper or browse the internet, without being...