Intention

Since we don’t have control over everything in our environment, we can’t always prevent our failures. Our successes often come on the shoulders of others, so we can’t actually claim full credit. Ultimately, the only thing we are completely...

Honey Vs. Vinegar

When you experience disharmony with someone else, it always pays to take the high road. Any gruff, rude or adversarial response boomerangs back because that energy makes others want to retaliate in kind. This starts a negative loop that’s difficult to stop....

Witness to Greatness

Seeking constant recognition from others is an impossible mission and endless endeavor that puts us on an exhausting hamster wheel of external approval-seeking. Requiring admiration and respect from others usually means we don’t feel that way about ourselves....

Being ‘Realistic’

Throughout the ages, we’ve dismissed, ridiculed and even persecuted people who have bucked the norm and proposed ideas beyond the narrow perimeters of convention. Yet, those who’ve had the temerity to ponder possibilities beyond what’s accepted have...

Fear, Suspicion and Paranoia

The root of all fear is fear of death. As a survival instinct, it compels us to exercise caution and avoid danger. If out of balance, this impulse can severely limit our lives. It can create suspicion without cause and keep us in a state of heightened anxiety,...