Why You Should Believe The Universe Is Out To Do You Good

I have a friend who is struggling with some real challenges right now. She is a single mom with three kids, working hard and struggling to make ends meet. This morning she texted me this message: “I know there are blessings out there for me, but I feel like I have to do a lot of growth before I can …

Three Skills to Change Messy Relationships Forever

My mother passed away this past week. It has been a challenging time, naturally, but there have been many lessons that I have learned from my relationship with her that I am very grateful for. You see, I love my mom very much, but we had what I call a messy relationship. She left when I was very small, and …

Suffering Really is Optional

So many people in the world today are miserable. They find themselves in situations and circumstances that bring them pain, yet they frequently say, “I hate my life, but I can’t do anything about it.” Perhaps they are in a job that sucks the life out of them, or a relationship that brings constant pain. Maybe they live in a …

Self-Worth vs. Self-Esteem

The words self-worth and self-esteem are often used interchangeably, but they don’t mean the same thing. Self-esteem is what we get from other people. We determine how we feel about ourselves based on the feedback other people give us and also the messages we take away from that feedback. If you walk into a room and someone immediately starts shouting …

Is Your Childhood Hijacking Your Life?

Everybody adult on the planet has one thing in common – they had a childhood. That’s where the similarities end, however. Siblings growing up in the same household have different childhoods, even if nothing else changes. They can share the same parents, the same room, the same history, and yet their experiences will be completely different. Because we are individuals, …

What are Emotions?

Think of emotions as if they are little children. They come to us for approval and say, Look at me, I am happy, or pay attention to me; I am so angry or help me, I am frightened. If you spend a moment to acknowledge your emotions and express them they will not cause problems. However, if you do not …

Three Reasons to Stop Comparing Yourself to Someone Else

All. The. Time.We have this tendency to compare ourselves to everyone else. We are better than Agnes across the street, but not nearly as good as Jane next door. The top three reasons you need to knock off this habit are: 1. You’re comparing apples to oranges. Even if the person you’re comparing yourself to grew up in the same …

Thinking Mindfully

Our journey though life is meant to be a proving ground as to what kind of people we choose to be. We have good and bad experiences because we need them. They help us grow and be refined. There are consequences for every choice we make. We choose either to act or not to act. Choosing to do nothing is …