Surrender Vs. Resistance

One definition of the word, surrender is to cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority. This definition has a negative connotation. There’s another, more positive way of interpreting this word. When we think of our enemy or opponent...

Strength and Resilience

We all occasionally experience self-doubt and fear of failure. But with the right attitude, these feelings of doubt and fear can be transformed into strength and resilience. When we look for how every experience can serve us, we’re more likely to find the gift,...

Trusting Ourselves

It’s common to believe that people and external circumstances determine our state of well-being. But this reflects a misunderstanding of how life really works. Feeling good about life doesn’t come from our ability to control what happens to us. It...

A New Kind of Perfectionist

A perfectionist is someone who perseveres and won’t stop until they achieve the result they envision. This characteristic is valuable in situations where attention to detail is important. But, it can be problematic if too much time, energy and resources are...

It’s How You Hold It

How you handle the events of your life defines your life experience. When something unexpected or unwanted happens, you determine how that experience feels to you and whether or not you’ll create a response that serves you. Anxiety, fear and resistance decrease...

No Grudges

What if everything that happens to you is exactly what you need — for reasons you can’t appreciate because the benefits are such on a meta level that it’s beyond your ability to comprehend at this moment? What if a grudge you hold is based on a...