Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness

What do you think of when you hear the word, self-esteem? Are your thoughts negative or positive? Personally, I imagine someone looking into a mirror. Self-esteem reflects a person's overall evaluation of his or her own worth. It includes beliefs as well as emotions such as pride, despair, and shame. The question I ask when discussing self-esteem is simply, how much do you value yourself...

Don’t Let Self-Esteem Problems Steal Your Happiness2016-05-03T13:10:14+00:00

Personal Responsibility: The Man in the Mirror

One of the basic tenants of our society is that we take responsibility for our own lives. However, responsibility is one of the hardest things for a lot of people to master. Being responsible for our lives and decisions calls for each of us to be aware of our own faults and shortcomings. In other words, we have to emotionally look at ourselves in the mirror, so to speak, and point out the flaws that we see. This is often hard to do.

Personal Responsibility: The Man in the Mirror2016-03-04T12:13:24+00:00

The Messy Middle: Staying With Your Changes

The messy middle can be difficult to navigate when we're trying to make changes. Here are some things to help you stick with it when the going gets tough...

The Messy Middle: Staying With Your Changes2016-01-11T16:45:08+00:00

Goals and Action Plans are Better than Resolutions

Many people look at the New Year as a time to start something different. They make resolutions to be different. They see this time as an opportunity to improve their lives. However, resolutions generally don't have specific goals and action plans attached to them...

Goals and Action Plans are Better than Resolutions2015-12-31T10:20:03+00:00

Four Things I need to Keep My Resolutions

If I am going to keep my resolutions, they will have to be important enough to keep motivated over time. Our goals have to be important if we can ever expect to achieve them. We simply won’t have the drive to get there otherwise. I realize this is a no-brainer, from the intellectual side of things. However, it gets bigger than that...

Four Things I need to Keep My Resolutions2015-12-29T09:30:00+00:00

Emotions are Important: Listen to What They Communicate

Our emotions actually communicate some pretty important things to our brains. We tend to only experience our emotions instead of learning from them. Emotions are important to our decision making, our sense of well-being, and our relationships with others.

Emotions are Important: Listen to What They Communicate2015-12-28T16:28:27+00:00

Taking Control of Life When it Feels Out of Control

Have you ever felt out of control? I mean really! Things in life seem to be coming from every direction and there’s nothing you can do to stop any of them. Ever been there? I sure have. While I don’t particularly like that journey, I have learned to regain control. Taking control of life when it seems out of control is not always easy, but it is possible.

Taking Control of Life When it Feels Out of Control2015-12-17T17:03:13+00:00

Saying Yes to the Right Things

Chances are, there are a few things that routinely take you off course toward the less important things in your life. Saying yes to the right things requires us to be intentional. Here are four steps to help you make sure you’re on the right track...

Saying Yes to the Right Things2020-05-21T20:38:17+00:00

The Benefits of Being Thankful

There are a lot of benefits of being thankful. Find some ways to show your gratitude to others and for the things you have. It'll do you some good.

The Benefits of Being Thankful2015-11-25T14:34:01+00:00

Four Steps to Let Go of Past Hurts

You can let go of past hurts. It's not easy and it takes time, effort, and most importantly...change. Here are four steps to help you let go of past hurts, take responsibility for yourself, and build a brand new future.

Four Steps to Let Go of Past Hurts2020-05-21T20:40:25+00:00