Challenges

Challenges are opportunities to improve the way we handle the vicissitudes of life. Whether physical, emotional or spiritual, how we talk to and treat ourselves in challenging times not only affects our experience, it influences the outcome. While we do need to...

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...

Trying Times

Everything feels more difficult when we’re going through major transitions. Minor irritations seem bigger because our bandwidth is smaller. Whether it’s a move, change in relationship, death of a loved one, birth of a baby, illness, career or job change,...

Challenges Are Opportunities

All challenges can be viewed as opportunities. Filtering our experiences this way quickens our personal evolution. Conversely, self-pity, blame and resistance keep us stuck, drain our energy and fuel what we don’t like. Challenges are actually indications that...

Life Works Out

Life usually works out just fine, especially when we trust that it will. This is because what creates our experience of life is the way we interpret and respond to it. Challenges are inevitable. When we rise to meet them, we become stronger. Each one prepares us to...

Peace Is Outside Our Comfort Zone

It’s tempting to try to protect ourselves from challenges or new experiences. The unfamiliar can seem threatening to the comfort of a carefully cultivated safety zone. However, attempting to stave off change will only serve to frustrate and prevent us from...