Can’t Give What We Don’t Have

It feels good to be of service, but it’s important to do it in the right way. If we drain our own energy, expect something in return or try to enhance our image as a ‘good’ person, our efforts may have a detrimental impact on our own lives. The best...

Return on Encouragement (ROE)

The kind of story you tell yourself has an enormous impact on the way you feel. When you look at your life as a work in process, in which you’re constantly learning and growing, you feel good. If you chastise yourself for incompetence, you feel deflated. You can...

Check the Negativity

The ego loves to notice what’s wrong with people, places or things and pronounce its observation to anybody who’ll listen. It makes you feel insightful and smart enough (momentarily) to notice what isn’t as good as it could be. But this fleeting...

Love Yourself

The most profound thing you can do to improve your life is to love yourself more. Find the ways you judge yourself as “not good enough” and then treat yourself the way you would treat a child just learning to walk. Encouragement enhances growth. Criticism...