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Celebrate Your Successes to Create More Successes

Want to start an unstoppable wave of success in your life? Here’s how! First: Keep Celebrating The People In Your Life I’ve been describing in recent articles how we are all givers and receivers in every transaction. I want to make sure now that you know this includes every conversation, even those that don’t involve […]

One More Thing About Giving Yourself Credit…and Receiving Compliments

Are you constantly worried about being too egotistical? Maybe you don’t think of yourself that way, but here are some clues so you can check in with yourself: Do you deflect a compliment so someone else won’t feel badly for not getting the same attention? . Do you downplay recognition of some talent or accomplishment […]

Why Is Giving Ourselves Credit Such A Challenge?

All too often people who’ve accomplished some achievement feel the glow of success, but do not discuss it or share their excitement in the moment.  They’ve been taught that talking about their own success, or good deeds, or a job well done, is egotistical and self-serving. This is a real problem for anyone looking to […]

What We Say Really Does Matter

Once you figure out what it is you really, truly want (and I gave you some suggestions in my last article, designed to help you sort out fact from fiction in that regard), now it’s time to make sure you’re not secretly pushing it away. We all have subtle – and not-so-subtle – ways that […]

The 3 Keys To Receiving What You Really Want In Life

Do you really want what you say you want? Sounds like a silly question, right? But in reality, sometimes we think that wishing and hoping a particular good thing will happen for us is the same thing as working toward it. And instead, without realizing it, by doing all that wishing and hoping we are […]

Receiving Compliments: Letting Your Light Shine

We all know what that old expression: “What goes around comes around!” If you’re a generous giver of compliments, that should be a harbinger of good things to come, right? But what if you don’t let it come around? Well, I hate to break it to you, but the whole cycle will grind to a […]

Giving Compliments Part II – Where Compliments Get Complicated

The skills of giving and receiving are more important than we sometimes realize.  Being able to do both effectively is part of what keeps us connected to our entire community, and actually helps us stay healthy as well as happy. Since compliments are free, they are a universal gift we can all give regardless of […]

Giving and Receiving Compliments…On Mother’s Day and Beyond

Giving Compliments Part I: Keeping the Positive Energy Flowing With Mother’s Day fast approaching, and knowing the complex swirl of emotions it can bring up in any family, I really wanted to plant a seed in your mind about something you might do to make it a happier, more bonding celebration. It’s a simple idea, […]

Your Love Is A Gift

Your Love Is A Gift You give of yourself, your time and your love You share your warmth, your caring and your heart You give of yourself so readily and so lovingly,  Do you know how precious you are?! Your love is a gift; a gift to be treasured. You give of yourself without asking […]

Do You Know What’s Stopping You?

As I go about the various client sessions, conferences and other interactions with individuals and groups in my professional life, I spend quite a bit of time with caregivers. Some of them are professionals, others are volunteers, and many are family members of the people for whom they provide care. Very often when it comes up in conversation […]