Facing Tragedy Head On and Coming Out Even Stronger

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary married her very best friend, Peter. For 20 years, they raised a beautiful family while together they played, worked, travelled and grew. Life was happy, fun and full of love. Then tragedy struck. Peter was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.  Mary had faith that their strong bond would pull him through this tough time. She stayed [...]

I finally figured out what I’m doing wrong…and hopefully I can make it right!

By | January 11th, 2018|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I finally figured out that my bending over for my kids is not necessarily what my children feel is most important to them.  Embroiled in a long and nasty divorce and post-divorce, finances have been tight. None the less, I would fight to do whatever was necessary to provide the best life possible for my children. [...]

Why we Need to Let Go during 2018!

By | January 4th, 2018|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It all just had to go and it was tough. My shed was filled with bicycles that my children had outgrown years ago. Giving the bicycles away was like giving away a piece of my past that I loved and cherished - and could never reclaim.  After the bikes were gone, though, the clutter was gone [...]

Our Biggest Enemy is Ourselves

By | December 4th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sarah became increasingly disenchanted with her nutrition practice. She found that she didn't have a big impact counseling one person at a time and it also bored her. She decided to pursue other paths where she thought she'd have a greater impact. She became a certified yoga instructor, but after teaching a class, she found she didn't [...]

Could Too Much “Happiness” Lead to Unhappiness?

By | November 27th, 2017|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Such an odd question! If we're too happy, how can this lead to unhappiness? You actually may know someone like the person I'm about to describe. This person, I'll call Simon, was my friend's boyfriend. Each time I would ask him how he was, he would respond with a superlative, "wonderful" "fabulous", etc. To me, he came [...]

This one simple gesture could change your life

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Relationships, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The weather dropped to 19 degrees in Boston; however, I was lucky to spend the weekend in Florida where the sum shined brightly with a gentle breeze. Each time I passed a person in the complex I was staying, I greeted them with a friendly smile, or so I thought. Not one person acknowledged me. They [...]

The need to “Lean In” revisited in a powerful way to change your life

By | October 30th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I loved my tennis lessons with Adolph when I was a child. He was strict and serious, but loving and playful at the same time and I knew he deeply cared.  I didn't dare ask him why his name was Adolph. I though it would be disrespectful, but I still found it odd.  Many years later, [...]

The most effective way to speak to anyone!

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Relationships, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A well-known motivational speaker was about to deliver a speech to an audience of hundreds of people. His flight arrived late and he was in a major rush to arrive at the venue. When he arrived, he experienced a technical issue with the computer system and wasn't able to get it up and running. People started to [...]

The Secret Ingredient to a True Friendship

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The secret of great writers is they show not tell. Here's a simplistic example: Instead of writing "she is pretty," the writer describes her in a way make us feel she's pretty, such as, "She has long, dark silky hair and big brown eyes that sparkled." This is the same for life! A person of character and [...]

Why could it be important to forgive a rapist?

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Monica was a junior at the University of Virginia majoring in political science. She was athletic, ambitious and diligent. A straight A student, she was active in school activities, and worked out daily. People liked her. She was cheerful and greeted people like they were her best friend who she hadn't seen in weeks.  One day she [...]