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 […]

Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want

I recently read somewhere (I can’t remember where… probably Facebook) that worrying is like praying for what you don’t want. Have you ever noticed how true that statement is? Have you ever woke up and started fretting about all the things that lay ahead of you? Maybe you’re worried about that deadline that is looming […]

Believe it or not, we are meant to be happy

Has there ever been a time in your life when you said “Enough is enough!” and you took action towards making your life happier? I’m sure there has been; we’ve all had those times. It’s the times when we end an unhappy relationship, or start a healthier diet and exercise program, or clean up the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take time to fill your own cup first

I recently saw an interview with inspirational speaker, life coach, tv personality, and lawyer Iyanla Vanzant in which she said “My cup runneth over; what’s in the cup is mine and what overflows is yours.” She was talking on the importance of taking care of yourself, creating healthy boundaries, and making self care a top […]

“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 […]