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This Time It’s Family! Navigating Family Norms and Expectations

READER QUESTION #2 “When I told my siblings and parents recently that my family and I would not be going on a family vacation with them, the blowback was way worse than I expected! They all told me that I was mean, selfish, and inconsiderate. I stood up to them and tried to explain, but […]

How to Communicate Upset Feelings…Without Making Things Worse!

Two weeks ago I shared a question I received from a reader, and gave you “Part 1” of my response. The question was about how to handle it when you stand up for yourself and get a lot of pushback from others trying to make you feel guilty about it. Here’s “Part 2″ of my […]

Discover the Secret to Keeping Love Alive with Esteemed Expert Jan Denise

Esteemed Expert Interview Series Welcome to the Esteemed Expert Series! I’m so delighted to be sharing with you some interviews from a radio show I had the pleasure to host. In one blog post each month I’ll be bringing you one of my favorite recordings, packed with wisdom and proven resources you can put to use […]

Power Lies in Being Present – and This Daily Mindfulness Practice Really Works!

Warning: this is going to seem too simple to possibly provide you with nearly unlimited power to achieve your desired outcomes…but it really DOES! Make it your daily Mantra: 1.  Before even getting out of bed each day, I stretch, breathe and say out loud: “Today is a brand new day. All good things are […]

The Power to Be More Effective is Within You!

If you meditate, or have ever attempted to, you know that the practice involves achieving a quiet mind. And the way to get your mind to be quiet is not to somehow force out unwanted thoughts, but to allow them in each moment to occur, then – equally quickly – allow them to fade away […]

Experience "Joy Along The Way" with Esteemed Expert Steve Goodier

Experience “Joy Along The Way” with Esteemed Expert Steve Goodier

Esteemed Expert Interview Series Welcome to the Esteemed Expert Series! I’m so delighted to be sharing with you some interviews from a radio show I had the pleasure to host. In one blog post each month I’ll be bringing you one of my favorite recordings, packed with wisdom and proven resources you can put to use […]

Need Some Answers in Your Life? Get Clear About the Questions!

So let’s say you’ve decided to give up trying, and are determined to actually DO something toward a goal that’s important to you. How do you know if it’s the right goal? Can you trust what your heart and gut and/or intuition are telling you? What if they’re steering you in a direction you really […]

Don’t Try This At Home (On Second Thought, DO!)

Think about how often you hear yourself or people around you say things like: “I’m trying to…” “I’ll give it a try.” or “Just try”   As Yoda said in Star Wars: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Try is what I call a “stuck” verb. It gets us nowhere, and actually permits a […]

Amazing: How Strengthening Your Self-Esteem Changes The World

Increasingly these days, we wake up to a lot of news about how things are not right with the world. As it happens, there is also a lot of good going on, but in these days of instant global communications and social media, it sometimes seems like the number and significance of bad outweighs the […]