Self-Consciousness

It’s common to want to protect our self-image. If we feel it’s threatened, we can react defensively or aggressively, as if our very safety hangs in the balance. But, activation of these instinctive reactions to protect our personal identity, ironically...

The Power of Intention

Our desires give us direction. They tell us what to focus our attention on. As soon as we form an intention, our subconscious mind goes to work aligning us with the people, places and things we need to make it happen. Desires without intention, action or faith are...

The Power of Problems

Problems help us evolve. They inspire us to be resourceful and think bigger. Like muses, they serenade our potential. When a problem appears, our mind immediately gets busy trying to solve it. The way we meet and respond to life’s inevitable challenges...

Focusing Your Binoculars

When we use binoculars, we point them in a certain direction and adjust the lenses so that the particular thing we’re interested in comes into focus. The other parts of the landscape that don’t interest us fade into the background. This is a precise...

The Balancing Act

Just as corresponding muscles in the body need to be equally strong to avoid painful imbalances, our work/rest/play ratio needs to be balanced to optimize our well-being. It’s common to believe that work is the most important part of life, but overdoing anything...