The Importance of Balance

So how important is balance, really?  I am here to tell you it is vitally important to all aspects of life.  And I am NOT overstating for effect! I am a counselor and I teach meditation.  I have been, a daughter, teacher, wife, mother, friend, employee, employer, and so on.  This is a short list…

Are Good Manners Becoming Extinct?

Something that I just need to get off my chest:  what happened to good manners?  Saying please and thank you or holding a door for someone seems to be almost extinct at this point.  I was asked, not long ago, by a lady why I greeted people when I saw them at the post office. …

Patience People, Patience

Why are we all in such a hurry?  In relationships, in professions, in life, what is the rush?  When we are in such a hurry, we tend to have less patience and patience is important. I will be going into a building and the person in front of me is in such a hurry that…

Don’t Let Ego Get In The Way of Outcome

I am a big fan of self-confidence and good self-esteem and I have been pretty open about that.  Lately, I have been noticing that ego gets confused with confidence and self-esteem and this can be a problem. Self-confidence and self-esteem are necessary for us to really feel good about ourselves and be willing and able…

What Am I Defending?

Do you ever noticed that you spend much time defending people?  A spouse, a friend or a family member may be someone that you spend time and energy defending to others.  Have you ever asked yourself why you are defending that individual? I have spent a great deal of time over the years defending different…

Life Should Be Enjoyed, Not Feared

I can only speak for myself on this, but over the years many of my clients have had similar experiences.  How much of our lives to we spend enjoying vs being afraid?  I have had many opportunities over the years to try new careers, move to new places, meet new people.  I have taken advantage…

Time, Oh Give Me Time!

One of the complaints I hear all the time is that people don’t have enough time.  I find it interesting because we all have exactly the same amount of time each hour, day, month, year; you get the idea.  Some people seem to accomplish so much and still seem to have time for themselves, their…

Do You Use Lists? I Do!

In the same vein as paying attention to the details, I want to talk a little about using lists.  Not becoming a slave to lists, just using them to your advantage.  Even if you’re not a list person, just read on and give it a chance.  My use of lists might be different than you…

Don’t Forget the Details

As we are going through life, making plans and hopefully executing those plans, it is incredibly important to pay attention to the details.  It is vital that we know what the details are if we really want what we think we want. When you are making plans for a vacation, what details do you omit?…

Being an Architect

All my life, I have heard that we are all the “architects of our own lives” and while I understood that saying at a surface level, it has only been more recently that I believe I am truly understanding it in a meaningful way, at least for myself. Take a quick look at the picture…

Random Acts of Kindness

As the world seems to get more and more out of balance, it is very important to remember things that help to get it back in balance.  One of those concepts is kindness.  T To be kind is to be gentle with others.  To be kind is to be thoughtful of others.  To be kind…

I Can’t Give You What I Don’t Have

Life is funny sometimes.  We want, or need something, and we keep trying to get it, often from a place, or person that doesn’t have it to give.  That’s sounds a little confusing and it is supposed to sound confusing because it really doesn’t make sense! Allow me to clarify my point.  I really want…