December 27, 2014

...Life would be more FUN if you could count on yourself to SHOW UP

 

Do any of these avoidance techniques sound familiar?
1. Procrastination
2. Shutting people out and hiding in your room
3. Refusing to talk about it
4. Leaving
5. Numbing out with substances, food, vide...

December 26, 2014

...You could feel HEALTHIER and MORE ALIVE

 

How alive and healthy do you feel right now?

 

5 Bursting with energy and enthusiasm; fully alive and vibrant

4 Energized, healthy, happy, interested in life

3 Enough energy to get the job done but not great

2 Low energy, run-down,...

December 23, 2014

...Drama is exhausting

Fear, anxiety, pain, intense disappointment, disgust, anger, irritation, frustration, betrayal, jealousy, grief ... they all share the common property of stimulating the body's "molecules of emotion," including the stress hormones.

 

They are litera...

December 23, 2014

...If you dismantle your emotional triggers, other people can get close to you SAFELY

 

Emotional triggers are those little land mines that people can step on by saying or doing the wrong thing, "causing" an avalanche of old emotional garbage to come cascading down into...

December 23, 2014

...self-Mastery attracts GOOD LUCK!

 

Most of the time, I've noticed that my luck is directly related to my attitude... if one is good, so is the other, and the luck follows the attitude, not the other way around!  

 

Here's an example:  One Saturday morning not...

December 23, 2014

...It's past time to forgive your parents, and their parents, AND GET ON WITH IT!

 

I just had a conversation with some friends this morning about how hard it is to look forward to seeing your birth family over the holidays when you're holding your breath waiting for the...

December 23, 2014

...People who are masters of themselves attract friends, coworkers, bosses, and lovers who are masters of themselves, too.

 

No, you can't change the annoying tendency of the people around you to criticize, complain, shirk their work, stand you up, succumb to their addic...

December 23, 2014

...It works better to control yourself, NOT OTHER PEOPLE!

 

Do you want more money, security, vitality, sobriety, fun, sex, power, respect, love, music, focus, insight, ecstasy, joy, or peace in 2015?

 

If so, whose behavior (primarily) needs to change in order for that go...

December 22, 2014

Our family for many years has practiced a gratitude ritual together on the evening of the longest night of the year.  We gather around the fireplace with a basket full of new pillar candles and make ourselves comfortable.  Then, one by one, we speak aloud the many thin...

December 2, 2014

Conscious gift-giving: 

Did you know that Americans spend on average over $700 per person on holiday gifts, or about 1 1/2 % of their total annual budget?  Holiday gifts cost a lot of money (even if you're below the national average), and it's well worth bringing your g...

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