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How to Change Someone Else

How to Change Someone Else

Who in your life, needs to be changed?  Your mom, your dad, spouse, sibling, boss or co-worker?  It doesn’t matter, this process is guaranteed* to work on almost everyone!    Is your mom too controlling or your dad too distant?   Does your sibling or co-worker whine too much?  Is your spouse too messy?  Now, there’s hope!  Before we go any […]

What are You Pretending Not to Know?

What are You Pretending Not to Know?

Do you pretend that your primary relationship is in good shape, but underneath it all, you know something isn’t quite right?   If you are less than happy in your marriage, do you skirt around the critical topics of conversation to maintain the status quo?  Are you building a house of cards on quicksand or a […]

Take this job and…

Take this job and…

Do you hate your job?   Before you yell “man/woman overboard!” and jump off the starboard bow,  find out what you do and do not want in your next job.  It will save you time, stress and maybe even money to know where you want to go next. Would you like to avoid ending up in another less […]

New Management Blues

New Management Blues

So there you are settled comfortably in your work routine and along comes the inevitable winds of change.  Your current manager leaves the company or gets promoted and suddenly a new sheriff is coming to town.   We all know that any time there is a personnel change within a company, the entire system and everyone in […]

How to Stop Working for the Weekend

How to Stop Working for the Weekend

This week, I overheard someone say, “I’m great!  It’s Wednesday!  I’m half-way through the week!”   It’s a common phrase, that we have all used.   It’s tied in popularity and overuse with “Thank God it’s Friday!”. The comment made me think about how many people are “working for the weekend”.  It doesn’t matter if the weekend is the traditional […]

Transformations

Transformations

Transformation does not have to take a long time.  Change can actually happen very quickly.  Often, it is simply a matter of changing our perspective.  Consider how decorative blown glass is created.  Glass starts out as sand that is melted at extremely high temperatures, gathered on the end of a blow tube, rolled on a […]

Caring vs Care-taking

Caring vs Care-taking

Are you a caring person or a care-taker? Is there a difference?   Yes!  There is a big difference!  When we care about another person, we experience feelings of empathy and love toward that person.  It’s effortless and natural.  Care-taking on the other hand is something we do to avoid conflict with another person or to […]

Self-forgiveness

Self-forgiveness

Why do many of us find it so difficult to forgive ourselves?   If we’re not “on our game” one day and we don’t live up to our own high expectations for ourselves, why do we have such a hard time forgiving ourselves and moving on?  Why do we allow mind numbing self-criticism to take over?  What good can possibly come from […]

Healing the Gulf

Healing the Gulf

At noon today, wherever you are, please take a moment, quiet your mind and ask your Creator to stop the oil spill in the Gulf and heal the earth. Even if you don’t believe in a Higher Power, a moment of silence certainly won’t hurt anything. Please share this thought with your family members and friends.

Blessings in the Blunders

Blessings in the Blunders

It seems to me, that many of us go through our lives afraid of making a mistake.  From my experience, my wisdom and strength have grown out of  my errors.  When I do something well, I feel good about myself, but the real life-changing shifts have come from the painful mistakes.  I don’t think everyone has to make […]

Finding Rainbows

Finding Rainbows

I would like to share a poem by Collin McCarty. Enjoy! Linda If We Don’t Take Chances, then We’ll Never Find the Rainbows If we don’t ever take chances, we won’t reach the rainbows. If we don’t ever search, we’ll never be able to find. If we don’t attempt to get over our doubts and […]

Letting go of the past

Letting go of the past

Letting go of the past is one of the most loving things you can do for yourself.  When we hold on to past mistakes or hurts, we keep ourselves stuck in a never ending vortex of rigid thoughts.  We re-live the event over and over and over again.  We think about what we should have […]