12 Things Emotionally & Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

12 Things Emotionally & Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

I often write about the things I believe we all should be doing, trying or experimenting with in order to maximize our success and happiness. However, it’s not always the things we do that make the biggest difference in our lives; it’s often the things we avoid doing that have the biggest effect. As human … Read more

What Are You Grateful for? How Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

What Are You Grateful for How Gratitude Training Can Boost Your Health

“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” -Lao Tzu Another confession time: I have long been an advocate of the power of gratitude and the profound effect that it can have on personal wellbeing.  Gratitude and being thankful is an almost universal concept amongst cultures throughout the world. In … Read more

Addiction Poems and My Addiction Recovery Systems

Addiction Poems and My Addiction Recovery Systems

Quitting something can seem incredibly hard, so much so that we don’t even want to put ourselves through the suffering. Have you tried giving up alcohol? Marijuana? Biting your nails? Complaining? Cigarettes? Junk food? I can confirm that it’s hard to dealing with addiction, but there are several things that stand in our way: The physical … Read more

Things that Make Me Happy

Things that Make Me Happy

When I think about some questions such as what is happiness and what is self-happiness, I decide to think about all of the little things that make me happy and put a smile on my face. Some days I feel so overwhelmed with my to-do list, so it’s nice to have a list to reference and … Read more

How To Be Yourself: Accept Yourself As You Are

How To Be Yourself: Accept Yourself As You Are

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter the picture, things can change. You can change. How do you feel about the way you appear within the context of your life? Are you truly yourself? Do you feel … Read more

9 Life-Changing Gifts You Can Give Yourself

9 Life-Changing Gifts You Can Give Yourself

New scientific research offers surprising ways to shower yourself with tranquility, creativity, longevity and more. 1. Optimism. Look for the silver lining… Buddy DeSylva’s upbeat lyrics to Jerome Kern’s lovely tune provide an appealing call to a positive outlook on life, even in the face of adversity. Indeed, a cheerful disposition can help you get … Read more

How to Find Inner Peace In Your Life

How to Find Inner Peace In Your Life

How to find inner peace? It’s a question often asked, but rarely answered in a satisfying way. Some say peace of mind lies in security. Some say it’s about de-cluttering, and finding stillness and calm in life. Some say it’s about acceptance and letting go. I say it’s all about what you do. What is Inner … Read more

How to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself

Guilt is good. Yes! Guilt actually encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness after guilt is self-essential to esteem, which is key to enjoying life and relationships. Yet, for many, self-acceptance remains elusive because of unhealthy guilt. Unhealthy guilt causes anger and resentment, not only … Read more

15 Easy Things You Can Do That Will Help You To Feel Happier In The Next 5 Minutes

Every day isn’t always the best day, but when that happens, we have the power to turn it all around. It’s our responsibility to shake off a bad mood, and move onto greener pastures! Here are some ideas to help kick a rotten day to kingdom come… Get a drink of water. You could be … Read more

How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts & Thinking

How to Stop Obsessive Thoughts & Thinking

There’s something wrong with me, but it’s not something you can see. I’ve got no scar or suspect rash, no lump or bump or missing limb, no sudden slump or system crash. It’s this old ghost I’ve got, you see. It only shows its face to me. It plants these questions in my head and … Read more