It All Works Out

In spite of all our fears and worries, if we keep our ‘eye on the prize’ and don’t sabotage our efforts, our dreams and plans usually work out for the best. While what comes to pass might not always be exactly what we imagined or wanted, what does...

What’s Working?

Our state of mind is determined by where we place our attention. Focusing on what’s going wrong depresses our energy and mood. While it’s absolutely necessary to acknowledge and correct what doesn’t work, spending time blaming ourselves or others...

Adversity and Appreciation

When it seems like life has dealt us an unfortunate hand, it doesn’t mean that we should fold. Life, unlike cards, isn’t so black and white. Within every deal, there’s always two sides to take into consideration. One side might seem dire, but when we...

Striking a Balance

Creating internal balance requires adjusting our perception, framing and expectations. It necessitates the realization that we may not fully understand the reasons for others’ behavior and therefore might not be accurate in our judgments. When we’re...

Looking for the Good

Some would argue that always looking for the good in every person and situation is unrealistic, out of balance and evidence that we’re sticking our heads in the sand. This characterization is based on a faulty understanding of how the mind works. Being aware...