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....

Cultivating Your Garden

To thrive, flowerbeds need clean soil, the correct seeds, proper fertilization and adequate water. The same is true for cultivating the kind of life we want. Even though it seems that our thoughts, attitudes and moods are the product of the circumstances in which we...

Master of Your Emotions

As the captain of your ship of feelings, you understand the importance of acknowledging the condition of your emotional waters. You allow feelings to surface into your awareness and feel them as sensations in your body. You know that even stormy feelings are valid and...

Downside of Defensiveness

Defensiveness is a byproduct of feeling that people see our behavior differently than we want them to. Unfortunately, it results in a lack of receptivity to the feedback being offered. The practice of checking this knee-jerk reaction and instead opening to what people...

The Path Unknown

The inevitable yet unexpected twists and turns of life can activate fear and throw us off balance. Even though we never know what life has in store for us, what does show up is likely to be in alignment with our vibration. Fortunately, if we trust that whatever life...