If You Believe You Can’t, You’re Right! But What If You Believed You Could?
If you believe you can’t, you’re right. But what if you believed you could? What you believe about yourself will determine how far you’re able to go in life. You are limited only by what goes on in your own mind. Okay, some of us watch X Factor or... Read more
The Greater The Challenges, The Greater The Rewards
The greater the challenges, the greater the rewards Sometimes we find ourselves in romantic relationships or friendships with people who we’ve realised are very emotionally unstable, or mentally ill. Sometimes it is possible to maintain a connection and continue with the relationship, especially if they are actively seeking help,... Read more
Living A Truly Honest Life Is The Utmost Respect You Can Give To Your Spirit
Living a truly honest life is the utmost respect you can give to your spirit Most of us like to think we are honest people. We point out the error if the cashier gives us too much change, we declare all of our income on our tax returns, and... Read more
Lack Of Perspective + Emotions = Ridiculous Beliefs
Lack Of Perspective + Emotions = Ridiculous Beliefs I LOVED “X Factor”. I LOVED American Idol, too. From the first of the auditions (both the excellent and the hilariously dreadful) to that fever-pitch, emotionally-charged moment when we’d find out who won, I loved every single second of these shows,... Read more
I Go Slowly Because I’m In A Hurry
I Go Slowly Because I’m In A Hurry If you’re like most people, you’ve got a lot of ‘stuff’ to keep you busy. You’re obliged and supposed to and must and should and have to do this or that or 107 other things. And if you’re being at all... Read more
Never Let Your Private Life Interfere With Your Career
Never let your private life interfere with your career Most people find it difficult to separate their personal life from work. There will be situations at work that will cause stress at home, or you may have difficulties in your marriage that may affect your productivity at work. Whatever... Read more
The Magic of Subtraction
The Magic of Subtraction How Taking Away Adds More The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu’s words echo in my mind: To attain wisdom, subtract things every day.  Our culture tends to reinforce the belief that filling every moment of our day with activities is a sign of value and... Read more
If you’re always compromising, you will always be compromised.
If you’re always compromising, you will always be compromised. Okay, it’s true. In the words of Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” So sometimes, you have to give a little. Or even a lot. Sometimes it’s just not possible to do that.... Read more
Love Yourself First!
Love Yourself First! Last week after a Chinese dinner, I opened my fortune cookie and read these words: Love yourself first and everything falls into line. In the past my first reaction would have been: What? Love yourself first? That sounds inconsiderate and selfish. But instead, the words on... Read more
Ending Plus Beginning Equals Transition
Ending Plus Beginning Equals Transition They say that when one door is closed, another opens. It’s true, of course – the ending of one thing automatically means the beginning of another. It is human nature to want things to stay the same, or at least to have them remain... Read more