How To Perk Yourself Up By Using Your Strengths

Need a perk-me-up?  Feeling challenged by a relationship issue at home or work? Are you managing news of a company lay-off or your best friend's decision to move out of state? Feeling stuck and uninspired personally? Experiencing bouts of overwhelm, resistance or...

How Digging in the DIRT Grounds You (Pun Intended)

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like DIRT.                                                                       -Margaret Atwood   Connecting to Mother Earth is so good. All of us, no matter our backgrounds, social/financial status, station in...

Why Self-Compassion Is Important, But Hard To Do

Are you like my client? She says: I’m so generous with others, quick to share compassion and protect my friends and loved ones from harsh judgments by themselves and others (a sibling who chooses to travel rather than go to college, a friend who leaves a good job to...

When Your Dreams Are Fading, Do This

Persevere, and flow like water Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it....

How to Say No to Someone Nicely

When was the last time you said "no" to someone? Was it hard? Did you stumble over what to say? Any feelings of irritability show up? Or guilt? Regardless of your mixed feelings, “no” was the right decision for you. Saying “no” to an opportunity, request for help or...

Do This And Stop Complaining Quickly

Are you sick and tired of complaining? Here’s a sampling of statistics about complaining that came up on an internet search: The average person complains 15-30 times a day. A day’s worth of complaining is, on average, eight minutes, and 46 seconds – meaning we spend...