Balanced Relationships are Better Relationships

One of the most important areas where balance is necessary is in our personal relationships.  I discussed this a little bit in my first discussion about balance, but here I want to focus on romantic/family relationships specifically. In a relationship, it is vital to maintain good balance in all areas.  That doesn’t mean you will…

Healthy Balance

One of the best ways to improve and maintain our health (physical and mental/emotional) is to make sure that we have balance in our life and in our diet.  (Diet as in what you normally eat and drink.)  The more balance we have, the better we feel in all areas. In the eating department, balance…

Balance In Money

When we talk about money, it can be a difficult conversation for some people.  Most people feel they don’t have enough money and people who have enough money tend to worry about losing that money.  I have never met anyone who didn’t want more money.  Money is more than just printed paper, it is a…

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…