Be the change you wish to see in this world

Living in this day and age, with school shootings and acts of terrorism being the norm of what we hear about on the news, it’s easy to get disheartened and feel like there isn’t anything we can do to make a difference in the world. It’s easy to let the ‘bad news’ get us down […]

Gratitude can amp up your happiness level

People often ask me what they can do to up their happiness level in their jobs, relationships, and all areas of life. While there are many factors in our lives that contribute to how we view the world around us the one thing that we can do, immediately, to begin to bring more happiness into […]

Transition can be unpredictable

Transition can be unpredictable sometimes. If you find yourself in a space of transitioning from one job to another, or from relationship to single (or vice-versa), or making a physical move, the emotions that come along would be emotions of excitement, anticipation, or adventure. Conversely, the emotions that come up for you could be scary […]

All I ever need to be is who I really am

This past weekend I hosted a one day teaching in San Diego, California with one of my best friends and spiritual running buddies. We rented a venue right on the bay, overlooking the water. The sun glistened on the ripples, sending reflections of light dancing along the walls of the room where we would be […]

What to do when you have one of those days

Do you ever have one of those days where things are just not going your way? You slept through your alarm, rush out of bed, stub your toe, hop to the bathroom on one foot to discover that you’re out of toothpaste, end up rushing into whatever plans you’ve laid for the day but carrying […]

“Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it”

Happy New Year! With every new year comes a feeling of determination and a spirit of new-ness. When I was growing up, on days that I would stay home from school sick, nothing brought me more comfort than watching the “Anne of Green Gables” movies. Long before the days of binge watching on Netflix, I […]

Amp up your mindfulness and gratitude muscles

Another new year is quickly approaching and as we draw to the end of 2017 most of us already have our attention focused on our New Year’s Resolutions and intentions for self-improvement. Whether it’s losing weight, starting a new career path, or putting away more money in savings, we all have our eyes on some […]

Make “Peace Begins With Me” Your Mantra

We are all familiar with the lyrics of that old holiday tune “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me,” but with so much unrest, political debate, acts of terrorism, and war torn lands all around the globe and pumped into our homes via television news outlets, it’s sometimes hard to […]

Let go of the stress of expectations

When we really desire a certain outcome, we cling to the idea of how we think it should work out in our mind. We cling so tightly to the idea of what we want, that we leave no wiggle room for any other possible outcome; and, when things don’t pan out exactly as we want […]

It’s official we are now in the full Holiday swing

Well it’s official! December has greeted us and we are now in full Holiday swing. As the shopping, parties, and general festivities pile up on our already busy schedules there is a very good chance that your stress levels could begin to rise. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a long laundry list […]