Be Yourself

The desire to be liked can cause us to desperately seek affirmation from others. When we pretend to be other than we are, not only does it feel unnatural, others sense it. Even if we do succeed in getting approval, they’re not responding to who we really are....

Waves of Life

Sometimes the waves of life wash in joy. Sometimes they bring grief. But, there’s a way to remain anchored to your core even when unwanted ones crash against you. No matter which wave you’re dealing with now, remember, it will soon pass. Understanding the...

No One Did It Wrong

Regret is fueled by the belief that we could have done something differently or better. This faulty viewpoint fails to consider that each of us, in pursuit of personal fulfillment, makes the very best decisions we can given our level of consciousness, information and...

Judgments Are Reflections

Our judgments of others say more about us than they do about the people we judge. Strong negative reactions often stem from disowned feelings that we’re reluctant to face. When we project our feelings outward and see others as inferior, it’s a big signal...

Identity Proposition

Our identities are double edge swords. Trying to develop ones that impress others can inspire us to greatness, but attachment to the image others have of us keeps us chasing. It’s hard to let go of our constructed self-images until we either become healthy or...