Stretch and Relax

When you stretch yourself by taking risks and trusting, life supports you and pulls you forward. When you relax in your comfort zone, life supports that, too. Stretching and relaxing are both necessary. Without alternating, you’ll either burn out or begin to...

Ups and Downs

Life can be like a roller coaster. Sometimes we roll along the crest of the ride enjoying moderate undulations and excellent views. Other times we descend down precarious cliffs, dropping dramatically and fearing for our safety or even survival. Living artfully...

The Case for Forgiveness

Even our precious pets who’ve received countless hours of pure adoration sometimes bite or snap at us. Because of our dedication and unconditional love, we rarely hold it against them. We realize that we must have tripped over a hidden trigger somewhere in their...

Not So Serious

Taking ourselves too seriously comes from an underlying insecurity. We might think we’ll appear smarter, less fallible or more worthy when we’re serious, but it’s actually just an indication that we’re dependent on a positive reflection from...

Hidden Agendas

Trying to covertly steer others into doing what we want might work occasionally, but it doesn’t often create good will, because no one wants to feel manipulated. We might get our way in the short term, but the cost may be a slight souring of the relationship....