A Sure Path to Happiness

You can nurture a happier life by learning to attend better to the happiness that you already experience—no matter how small that experience is. By mindfully attending to your senses when they bring you joy, you are essentially choosing to walk through a door into a place of pleasure and appreciation.

Freeing Yourself From Love That Hurts

Many people remain in unsatisfying relationships or repeat problematic patterns over and over again. Their struggle is rooted in how they connect. Learn your inner models of how you perceive yourself and others and begin the journey to a happier love life.

Multi-Tasking: Your Greatest Asset and Greatest Liability

Life is busy. Really busy. So, multi-tasking seems like an inevitability. If you couldn’t multi-task, you’d be in trouble. Yet, multi-tasking can become your taskmaster, making you sick and unhappy. Fortunately, there is a way out of this bind.

Proper Perspective and the Happy Life

Imagine your ideal self – not the specific accomplishments you’d like to achieve, but the person you’d like to be. With the proper perspective in thinking about yourself and others, you can be that person. Of course, it also takes practice.

Fill Your Glass and Toast to Life

It can be easy to get caught and stay stuck in negative thinking. These negative thoughts and feelings can be part of a self-perpetuating cycle. You can break free by learning to pay attention to positive emotions.
Take That First, or Next, Step Toward Success

Take That First, or Next, Step Toward Success

The initial blush of excitement that comes with a great idea can fade quickly when you realize the magnitude of what you want to do. Rather than give up, learn to alternate between a short and long view to stay motivated and succeed in attaining your goal.
Overcoming Loneliness

Overcoming Loneliness

Loneliness is one of the most painful feelings a person can have because people are wired for connection.

Top Five Making Change Blog Posts

Read this post for a link to my top five Making Change blog posts and information about my upcoming book, Insecure in Love.

Think About This Before Making Your New Year's Resolution

Now is the time when people tend to reflect upon the past year and make promises to themselves for how they will be different in the coming one. While such New Year’s resolutions might improve your future, learning to appreciate your current life is even more important.

Eat Less, Enjoy It, and Have a Happy Thanksgiving

If the Thanksgiving dinner table is a battleground for you each year, it is time for a ceasefire. Find peace – and enjoy a wonderful meal – by developing a constructive inner dialogue.

Unhappy With You? How to Turn That Around

If you are unhappy with any or all aspects of yourself, you can become more of the person you want to be. The secret to getting on the right path is to begin with understanding yourself and your struggles better.

Accept Your Pain; It Will Hurt Less

When life hurts, you can be angry with your circumstance. You can be angry with yourself. But ignoring, denying, or railing against the problem will not resolve it. And aggravating over it will only cause you more suffering. There is another way—and it’s better.
What To Do When Life Hurts

What To Do When Life Hurts

Like it or not, the emotional pain you feel is there. However, you have a choice about how to cope with it. Learn how opening up to the “burn” it creates can help to light your way to a greater sense of well-being.

Self-Criticism Can Sabotage Your Happiness; and Productivity

People often motivate themselves to try harder and do better by being self-critical. Despite their best intentions, this approach often backfires. There is a better way…

All Self-Improvement Starts Here

There are innumerable ways to make personal changes, so it can be difficult to know where to start. However, increasing your self-awareness is the one first step that all approaches take. Learn more about how to do this, and how it can help motivate you to be persistent in creating personal change.

Don't Just React: Choose Your Response

You want to be different, but don’t know how to stop reacting as you do. Victor Frankl reflected wisely upon just this kind of situation by saying, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

Nurture Personal Growth With Self-Compassion

When you fail to make personal changes despite your best efforts, you may find that you lose patience with yourself. Instead, try developing self-compassion.

Succeed at Work: How to Get Out of Your Own Way

People are often confused about why they get in their own way on the path to success. If pushing yourself harder isn’t working and you don’t know how else to help yourself, it’s time to stop trying to force change. It’s time to identify the problem and work directly with it.

Stop Your Anxiety Now!

If you struggle with worry and anxiety, you know all too well the toll it takes on your life. So, to ease your struggles, learn square breathing. It can help you to relax, refocus, and move forward.

Guest House to Your Emotions

So many emotions occupy all of us each and every day that being fully aware of them can be a challenge – and certainly not always pleasant. However, emotional self-awareness also offers great benefits. It is essential in helping you to feel alive, understand and empathize with others, and make effective decisions in your daily life.

Overcoming Obstacles to Happiness and Success

Nobody gets through life without falling at least sometimes. So, it’s important to be able to handle those setbacks well. By being self-accepting and having compassion for your struggles, you can remain calm during difficult times and be resilient when you fall.

Navigating Your Way to Success

To succeed in life, it's not enough to set a path to your personal goals. You must also know how to negotiate this path, including avoiding pitfalls and obstacles. This requires that you develop self-awareness so that you can attend to, and consciously choose, every step you make.

Four Steps to Happiness and Success

Because emotions come straight from the heart, rejecting them is rejecting a part of you. Running away from them means running away from you. This is a flight without end because you can’t escape yourself. Instead, learn to face and accept your emotions to find peace within yourself, harmony in your relationships, and be engaged and productive at work.

Discouraged Again? Help Yourself Out of the Familiar Hole

Do you have trouble with feeling repeatedly discouraged or depressed? It can feel like being in the bottom of a pit that you can’t climb out of. Then, somehow, you do get out… but only to find yourself there again; and again. It’s a pattern that gets old fast. Fortunately, there is a solution – and it’s in you.

Escaping the Grip of Emotional Pain

If trying to boost your mood leaves you unhappy – or you just keep sinking back into unhappiness – it’s not working. Don’t give up, but do consider an alternative approach. To feel happy, sometimes you first need to embrace being upset.

Formulate an Unbreakable New Year's Resolution

Preparing to make your New Year’s resolution? Get yourself in the right frame of mind. Then use these questions to help ensure that it is a success.
Stop Self-Doubt in Its Tracks and Build Self-Confidence

Stop Self-Doubt in Its Tracks and Build Self-Confidence

If you often question yourself and your abilities – personally, professionally, or in other areas in life – then you are holding yourself back from happiness and success. Learn to identify how you do this; and how to build your confidence.

Underappreciated Advice on How To Succeed

Chew your food 32 times before swallowing. This tidbit of advice is a wonderful metaphor for almost any goal; from overcoming anxiety or depression to advancing your career.

The Key to Genuine Success

You know you have attained genuine success when you have achieved your goals and enjoy life. If what you do in your career or other aspects of life leave you feeling empty or uncomfortable with yourself, then it's time to make a change.

Start Today: Feel More Satisfied with Life

Caring, kindness and generosity are the sunshine that can nurture beauty and well-being in yourself and those around you. Commit to them and commit to a happier future. It's simple; and here's how...