• 4 Steps to Freeing Yourself from Your Shame

    You stand looking into the mirror wondering who the person is that’s staring back at you. The face looks vaguely familiar, yet its features are distorted by the pain of the secret you’ve been carrying around for so long. You’re desperate to be free from the past that haunts your present, but at this point […]
  • 3 Gentle Ways to Help a Loved One with an Addiction

    Deep down inside you know it’s true, yet you still find yourself desperately begging God — anything — for it not to be. You’ve heard other people talking about it. You’ve even glanced at the books and articles dealing with it. But now you’re faced with it personally, and you have no idea what to […]
  • 5 Things to Say to Loved Ones Before They Die

    No one can predict the moment of death and nothing ever prepares you for it. The emotional enormity of the experience, its relative rarity and absolute finality gives survivors little frame of reference to draw from. Dutch funeral insurer, Dela, observes that the most beautiful words are often spoken when someone has passed away. However, […]
  • 7 Reasons to Live Authentically

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. […]
  • 5 Easy Steps to Parenting in the Present

    “Where has the time gone?” “I can’t believe they’re in high school already! It seems like just yesterday they were starting kindergarten.” “They grow up so fast!” If you personally have yet to utter any of these words, no doubt someone you know has. While it’s true time seems to be speeding up and life […]
  • 4 Quick Tips to Keeping You Authentic

    It’s midnight and you just remembered you signed up to make brownies for your kid’s bake sale tomorrow. With one eye half open you pull all the ingredients out of the pantry (aka the box of brownie mix) and then reach for the butter and eggs out of the refrigerator to mix with the powder. […]
  • Making Your Dream a Reality in 4 Easy Steps

    “Build it and they will come.” In the movie “Field of Dreams” they’re referring to…wait! If you’ve never seen the film cover your eyes because…Spoiler Alert! In the movie, as it is so appropriately titled, they’re referring to a baseball player’s dream of having a baseball field in the middle of land where there is […]
  • 5 Ways to Get off the Treadmill of Life

    You know you love it! You wake up every morning thinking about it. You get in the car fantasizing about the time you’re going to spend with the only thing that truly understands you. You finally get there, lay eyes on it and sigh. Yes…the treadmill. You love it when you’re done with it but […]
  • 4 Ways to Keep Communication from Turning Sour

    Communication is like milk:  it does a body good.  But what happens if that milk sits in the refrigerator for too long and doesn’t get used?  It spoils and turns sour.  The same thing happens to communication when you stop using it. Pretty soon you’ll be constantly hearing yourself mumbling things like, “Wow, it would be […]
  • 8 Habits That Can Help You Become A Master Of Persuasion

    Whether you realize it or not, everyone needs to master the art of persuasion. The ability to persuade is not just for salespeople. You will find you need to convince friends your proposal makes sense, show potential investors your business is viable and will generate a return or even help your parents understand why they […]
  • 5 Lessons You’ll Learn from Falling in Love

    Love. There’s nothing like falling in love for the first time…each time it happens. If you think back, though, to what you would consider your first “real” relationship — excluding the fifth grade crushes, the high school infatuations and the college…well, yes, excluding those experiences altogether — I’d venture to say your top five take-aways […]
  • 10 Reasons You Get a Better Education from Traveling than from College

    You know you want to. Your whole life you’ve been saying, “One of these days I’m taking a vacation, and I just may never come back!! Just watch me!” And then you follow it up with, “Well, but…” and you talk yourself right out of it…again. You’ve got a career to think about, and to […]
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