Choose Trust

The most trying events are easier to handle when we approach them with a trusting attitude. Believing that life works ‘for us’ gives us┬ámore energy to handle whatever challenges life brings our way. Trusting that everything we encounter has some kind of...

What to Control

We can’t control the weather, world events, the behavior of others or most things in life. But we can learn to control how we respond. Our programming determines how we interpret things and how we feel. Our initial reactions are often unconscious and automatic,...

Free to Choose

We’re all born with a particular nature and then inculcated with certain habits and preferences. These aspects inform how we create our lives. As we age, we add our cumulative experience and understanding to further develop our view of the world. Fortunately,...

Seeds of Change

Even the most painful experiences can contain seeds that spawn positive change. These seeds can launch us in new directions and open our eyes in ways that would have otherwise been impossible. Though we commonly meet unwanted change with resistance, worrying about the...

Aloha Spirit

The ‘Aloha Spirit’ is the operating philosophy of native Hawaiians. There’s actually a law, which requires all citizens and government officials to treat one another with the spirit of Aloha. Much more than a greeting, Aloha is a way of life, a way...

Optimism and Pessimism

Optimism and pessimism aren’t just different attitudes, they produce very different results. Optimism positively affects our bodies and moods by influencing our level energy, stress and satisfaction. Pessimism also impacts us, but tends to dampen our mood,...