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Acceptance

Acceptance

Acceptance by Linda Thurwanger   When things don’t go your way When doors are closed It could be God’s protection Or a lesson for your highest good   Sometimes the answer is No You may not understand in the moment But if you take a step back and a deep breath You just might see […]

We Don’t Always Need to Know Why

We Don’t Always Need to Know Why

It is my belief that it is not always necessary to know why we behave the way we do or why we make choices we make in life, in order to free ourselves from self-sabotaging behavior.  Sometimes, maybe even most of the time, simply recognizing that what we are doing does not feel good to […]

Beauty, the Light Within

Beauty, the Light Within

  Recently, I surveyed women to learn what they really think about their own beauty.  I wanted to know how they felt about their own inner and outer beauty as well as what they admire in other women. Interestingly, although 71% of the women surveyed considered themselves to be beautiful on the inside, only 14% […]

Are You the Architect of Your Own Life?

Are You the Architect of Your Own Life?

  What is an architect? According to Wikipedia an architect is a person trained in the planning, design and oversight of the construction of buildings.   The word is derived from the Greek word arkhitekton (chief builder).  Of course, if you saw the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, you know that all words are derived from […]

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 […]