Accessing the Power of Gratitude

Creating a New Habit  The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness. They are suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense of well-being, and a faster rate of recovery from surgery. But while we may acknowledge gratitude’s many benefits, it still can be difficult to sustain. So many of us are […]

3 Steps to Rewrite Your Story to Empower Yourself

How to empower yourself through your stories We all have stories about who we are and why. Our stories influence what we believe we can do and who we believe we can be. They define who we think we are – you are so much more than your stories Your stories can have a big hold on you, from who you believe you are, to what you believe others think about you, to what you believe about others … your loved ones, your family, your […]

[Quiz] How Well Constructed Are Your Boundaries?

Family Time  My little sister is screaming “NO” on top of her lungs, and I do not care. We are on a car trip and my sister, 6, and I, 10, have the backseat to ourselves. We have a well constructed boundary between us and I am slowly but surly taking up more than my half of the backseat. Totally ignoring our agreed upon boundary I am making myself comfortable by sticking my whole foot over on her side. Making her wrong […]

The Struggle to be Authentic

Let’s start with a simple fact: we all struggle to be more authentic, whether we realize it or not.  This struggle comes from a deep desire to express ourselves. But the reality we face is that it’s often easier to behave in less authentic ways rather than risk letting others see and experience who we really are. You have been spending your whole life hiding your true self and vulnerability from others, and for really good reasons. When you are authentic, you risk being […]