When God Talks Back

Tweet There was once a time when I was obsessively concerned about the health of someone dear to me. I really couldn’t do anything about it, but I tried. When I wasn’t trying I was worrying. (We all know that’s a pretty useless activity.)  All this worrying had affected my happiness – and that upset […]

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Death by Chocolate

Tweet Today it’s 888. It’s the 8th day of August in the year 2015 (2+1+5=8). It’s a year and one day after losing one of my dearest, most beloved friends. She was the brightest light in my life, and had been for most of the time I’d known her. She enchanted everyone she touched. When […]

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Live the Four-Fold Way

Tweet   This last week the world lost a great teacher, Angeles Arrien.  An author, educator and consultant, Angeles was a cross cultural anthropologist and brought the concept of wholeness to all her work. All indigenous cultures see and honor wholeness. Angeles was one of my favorite teachers. She believed in the relentless power and […]

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Welcome to the Funk Zone

Tweet  It happens, you know. There are times when even a happiness coach is not happy. Happiness, like all emotions, is fleeting and so, to maintain it one must practice doing the things that create happy and positive emotions – often.  Most days, my focus, determination and devotion to my path allow me to experience […]

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Go To The Beach In Your Mind… Or To The Mountains, The Forest Or The Rocks

Tweet Here’s a strange, but mostly unknown fact.  Your unconscious mind cannot distinguish the difference between something that is real or something vividly imagined. Take a moment and let that sink in.It’s really a useful thing to know. Only 5% of your mind is conscious to you – the other 95% is buried, much like […]

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Make Your Own Love List

Tweet Live has a way of throwing us off kilter. Have you noticed? A short glimpse of the news, a call that a friend is sick, another friend is stressed over a car accident or even a glance at the long list of to-do’s that don’t seem to get done – all are things that […]

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What Are Your BE ATTITUDES?

Butterfly Beach

Tweet 2013…It’s been a strange year for me so far.  In January I took off for California and Hawaii. First a visit with my daughter and her family and then off to speaking at a special client conference (and I got to stay for a week.) A week away and alone made me realize how […]

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Appreciation Audit

Tweet Building the “Positivity muscle” requires a little work.  In the very same way that you might build more stamina with sit-ups or build your biceps with weights you can strengthen your ability to notice and feel more positivity with the discipline of what I call the “Appreciation Audit”. Three to five times during the […]

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3 Good Things And Why Exercise

Tweet We now know that when we can activate a positive emotion deliberately it has just as much power as when it happens spontaneously.  Positive emotions produce the chemistry of calm, the chemistry of joy, the chemistry of healing inside our bodies. I get excited when I think that I can deliberately cause myself well […]

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Don’t Beat the Puppy

Tweet Years ago I had a wonderful coach – a colleague and friend that agreed he would work with me after the shock of 9/11 which came shortly after I’d lost my father. He was a gift. The lessons I learned with him stuck, and I’m still practicing them, with the intention of being more […]

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