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How to Achieve Patience When You Think You’re Not Enough

We all know that “Patience is a virtue.” But let’s face it: we’re only human! And that means that whenever we encounter frustrating situations or people – and especially when there’s something we think we “should have done better!” – we’re quick to become impatient with our apparent imperfections or “failures”. The good news is, as you […]

Nurturing Yourself as You Are Changing (The Cell Phone Model)

Ok, so here we are at week 3 of February’s theme, “Being Patient With Yourself While Making Changes.” If you’ve been following the process for the last two weeks, you’ve now got your 3-5 desired changes clearly in mind, and you’re aware of the extent to which you will resist changing them. You’re clear about […]

Accepting and Loving Who You Are – and Who You Are Becoming

Did you do the 5 steps from last week’s post? Have you identified the 3-5 changes you’d love to make in 2015? Did you rank them in order of difficulty? Did you make sure each one is the “right size” for taking on with a reasonable expectation of success? If not, you may want to […]

Be Patient With Yourself While Making Changes

We live in a time where everything now moves at a hyper-accelerated pace. We expect instant gratification, and most people have very little tolerance for things happening at even a slightly slower rate – we want everything NOW! There’s even a bumper sticker that says “G-d grant me patience…but hurry.” Most people laugh at this […]

Gratitude for Creature Comforts: Cozying Up in the Cold of Winter

Sometimes when the “big things” don’t seem to be turning out exactly as you’d like them to, it’s time to focus on our appreciation of what seem like the “little things” in life that give us sustenance. Fortunately, we don’t have to look far to find a few things for which we are very grateful […]

What if We All Started Every Conversation With Gratitude?

I’m hoping today’s post will get you thinking…and better yet, practicing what I’m about to describe! The germ of this idea came to me after President Obama’s State of the Union Address this week – and trust me I’m NOT going reference any content in the speech, or get into where I or anyone else stands […]

Making Gratitude Your “Default” Frame of Mind

Whether a moment of gratitude occurs completely spontaneously or we’ve connected with the feeling of gratitude intentionally using the 5 steps described in last week’s post, these good moments can sometimes be hard to hold on to. External events, our thoughts about some pressing issue, demands others make on us, and even our ever-present technology […]

Connecting With Gratitude To Start The Year

It’s only fitting that as we start a new year we also turn the page on any lingering frustrations and complaints we may have about the year that has just ended. Because we have the power to choose how to view the events of our lives, we can also leave behind whatever stress and disappointments […]

How a Declaration Created a Holiday Miracle

I love to get emails from clients and newsletter subscribers sharing their stories. It’s deeply gratifying to hear about successes they’ve experienced by applying what they’ve learned from me – knowing I can help make that difference for someone else is why I do what I do. Last week I got an email from someone […]

Listen Through Filters to Create Loving Holiday Interactions

Mark Twain once wrote something that makes me laugh every time I read it: “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished by how much he’d learned in seven years.” In […]