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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 […]

How to Have a Perfect Family Holiday (Yes, With YOUR Family!)

If you were to choose your top three goals for 2015, would any of the three be about relationships with family members, or your role in your family? Many times these relationships have a huge but largely ignored impact on us. We “forget” the discomfort of certain long-running family frictions or frustrations for most of […]

Do You “Fit In” With Your Family?

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, and especially if you’ve attended any of my teleseminars, workshops and support groups, then congratulations – your higher level of commitment has put you on a path toward “healing from the source.” Every day we all have opportunities to bring in positive thoughts and messages about ourselves […]

Summing Up a Year (Almost!) of Learning and Growth

2014 has been a jam-packed eleven months so far, with plenty of things to celebrate as well as everyone’s fair share of challenges! I hope you’re giving yourself credit for what you’ve accomplished, and cutting yourself some slack around the things that haven’t yet evolved to where you’d like them to be. To reinforce what I […]

Giving Thanks For Who You Are

Through My Eyes . If you could see yourself through my eyes, You’d see how beautiful you are. If you could see yourself through my eyes, You’d see how you sparkle when you smile; If you could see yourself through my eyes, You’d see how you light up when you’re just being you. If you […]

Navigating Unexpected Reactions to Your New Behaviors

Last week I asked you to choose one new behavior that reflects your most positive self-image and reinforces the belief that, “Who I am is enough!” Did you make your choice? If not, take a moment and do so right now. Once you have your choice in mind, think of a recent situation where you […]