Make everyday better with an attitude of gratitude

Gratitude is a small and simple thing that can have a powerful effect on every moment of every day. It can take you from grumbling about traffic to be thankful that you have a car, from being angry about something annoying thing your friend/spouse/relative did to feeling sincere joy that they’re part of your life. It’s Read More …

How to know when it’s time to change your course

Life is a series of things running their course. Nothing stays the same forever. Things change. We accept that. But what about when the change is coming from you? When what you’re doing doesn’t feel quite right for you anymore? How do you know when it’s time to change your course? When your mind is Read More …

Believe in yourself when doubt creeps in

Everyone battles doubt. Even the most confident person you know has those dark moments when they wonder if they’re on the right track. Any parent who cares about being a good parent has faced doubt even though they may generally think they’re doing the best they can. We’ve all been there. (Especially through the teenage Read More …

Pick a challenge, any challenge

Committing to a 30-day challenge is a great way of getting you on course to meet a personal goal. It can help you form new habits. Accepting a challenge changes your level of accountability, so instead of saying, “I’m gonna try to do _______________,” you make a more specific commitment. For example: I’m going to Read More …

What to do when you’re trying to figure out what’s next

You know that feeling when you’ve worked so hard for so long on something? It’s great to finish, to get to the end. Wonderful. Now you’ll have a chance to breathe. It’s a great feeling, but it can also be stressful. Because… Soon you start to wonder, “Now what?” How will you fill your days? Read More …

Focus on what you can do instead of what you can’t do

Have you ever had a problem with a clerk at a store or a customer service representative who seems bent on not helping you? When you tell her what you need, she responds, “Oh, I’m sorry. I can’t do that.” “Well what about this other thing?” you ask. “No. I can’t do that either. I’m Read More …

Are you getting what you expect?

The mind is powerful. Do your mental expectations determine how far you’ll go? If you “get it in your head” that you’re going to do something, does it mean you will? I had an experience recently that got me thinking about this idea. I’m training for a half-marathon and had a long run the other day. Seven Read More …

Discover the Value of Your Intuition

“The only real valuable thing is intuition.”  Albert Einstein We all have it. It’s that gut feeling when you know something’s true even if you can’t explain it.  That feeling when you’re faced with a decision and you know exactly and without a doubt what you must do; when you absolutely know the right course Read More …

What to do when doubt gets in your head

What do you do when doubt creeps in? It can spoil your confidence and sour your mood. Where does it come from? Doubt can creep up from inside of you. It may start small like a hint of something that causes you to second-guess yourself. A word from someone you don’t even know could trigger it. Maybe Read More …