When Self-Medicating Becomes Self-Destructive

Alcoholism and addiction are pandemic, keeping pace with and seeking to outrun the COVID pandemic, with people seeking relief from anxiety, uncertainty, depression and fear– to mask the underlying uncomfortable emotions in an attempt to make it through difficult times. It’s often called “the monkey on your back” to use a colorful metaphor describing something […]

How can Risk Taking Offer Rewards?

“Yes risk taking is inherently failure prone. Otherwise it would be called sure-thing-taking”.       -Tim McMahon I saw a cat perched atop my garage this morning and thought, “that looks scary!”, “how will he gets down?”, “is he regretting his decision?”, “if he gets down will he reconsider before doing it again?”. Risk-taking is […]

Finding Your Inner Super Hero

Has anyone else noticed the recent surge in the popularity of Wonder Woman and superheroes in general?   I don’t mean the movies as much as what the characters symbolize. Super Heroes represents strength, courage, truth, character, and justice. Something we can all use a little bit more of in our lives, especially as we […]

The Best 2021 Possible

It is not too late to map a path for the best 2021 possible? As I finished writing the last pages of the last chapter of my book of 2020 and this decade, I found myself dreaming about what I would write in my 2021 life plan book. Remembering that I am the author of […]

Be Kinder Than Usual

Being Kinder Than Usual Human beings are wired for social attachment. Connecting with other humans is a necessary part of human development. It calms the nervous system and creates a sense of wellbeing. However, during the COVID pandemic, connecting with other people has become a threat to our physical safety. It’s completely upside down and […]

Taking a Break from Anger

As we settle into the holiday season, and approach the merciful end of this bizarre, tumultuous year, it is more important than ever to show kindness and empathy. Never before has gratitude been a stronger force when there are so many who are in need. The stress and uncertainty of this dumpster fire of a […]

Focus on Love and Acceptance

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and with COVID this year it may look a little different. Maybe instead of the large gathering you’ll decide to have a more intimate dinner with family or maybe the festivities will be held virtually this year, however you decide to celebrate one thing is for sure, we all […]

You Can, and should Trust Yourself

Here’s a scary thought: You’re all you have. Why would I say that?? Well for one, because it is fundamentally true. You probably have friends, family, a significant other. But as long as your feet stand on this earth, you are the only guaranteed constant presence. You may not like this thought. I didn’t for […]

12 daily actions for creating a life that feels amazing

I choose to be happy! I choose to have fun! I choose to work hard! I choose to help others! I choose to love and be loved! I choose …. life!Shockingly , I have come to deeply understand that I cannot make these life affirming choices without setting clear intentions for my day and then putting […]

The Four Agreements

I’m an avid reader, and am often in the middle of four or five books at the same time. However, there are some classics I find myself coming back to time and time again. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is one of these books.Inspired by ancient Toltec wisdom, he outlines four internal guiding rules that offer […]

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