Where’s the Rub?

When we feel frustrated, angry or insecure around someone, we might blame them for our feelings. But, they aren’t responsible for the way we feel – we are. We’re usually bugged because they activated feelings we have about ourselves that we...

The Secret to Well Being

Every time you say something negative, you program your subconscious mind with messages that affect your mood, health and well-being. It’s perfectly fine to notice details of life that you’d like to improve, but engaging in unconscious negativity makes you...

Avoiding Tarpits

Every new stage of life brings new challenges, opportunities and insights. Dealing with physical, emotional and psychological issues is much easier if we have a regular practice of looking within, acknowledging and trying to understand our role in every experience....

Triggers

If someone’s behavior triggers an emotional response, blaming them for your feelings will result in you missing an opportunity for healing. Even if they apologize and change their behavior to accommodate you, the trigger remains in you, lying dormant until...

Happy Gratitude Day

In the United States, the 4th Thursday of November is a day that Americans traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving, in honor of the first harvest for the Pilgrims in the New World in 1621. Native Americans call the same occasion ‘A Day of Mourning’ because of...

Take Care of Yourself

When you take care of yourself first, you’re not a burden to anyone. You’re not the kind of person who tries to get others to do what you want them to do instead of what they want to do. Self-reliance not only makes you independent, it allows you to give...