Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

12 Ways to Turn Your Wounds into Wisdom and Strength

“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”
―Bob Dylan
At some point, you will come to realize that living the good life involves some amount of necessary pain, and that there are more flavors of pain than ice cream and coffee combined…
There’s the little empty pain of leaving something behind ‒ graduating, taking the next […]

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

12 Little Habits that Stole Your Happiness Last Year

This is a new year.  A new beginning.  And things will change.

Are you tired of dealing with the same type of headaches and heartaches over and over and over again?
Seriously, it’s time to purge some bad habits as we begin a New Year.  It’s time to learn from your mistakes rather than be conquered by […]

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

20 Quick Reads that Will Change the Way You Live, Love and Work

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
―Oscar Wilde
Based on a recommendation from an old friend, who also happens to be a psychologist and a successful entrepreneur, I read John Maxwell’s book Failing Forward this past week.  It was an interesting self-improvement […]

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

27 Simple Things to Start Doing for Your Happiness

It only takes one person to make you happy and change your life: YOU.

I am endlessly fascinated by the link between the way we choose to live our lives and the happiness we enjoy on a daily basis.  There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your happiness, […]

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

7 Rituals You Should Steal from Extremely Creative People

“Creativity is just connecting things.  When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it; they just saw something and connected the dots.  It seemed obvious to them after a while.”
―Steve Jobs
Over the years, through our coaching practice and premium course, Angel and I have […]

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

10 Great Privileges We Forget to Be Thankful For

Even in times of uncertainty – even when life seems far from perfect – it’s always important to keep things in perspective.

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
― Henry David Thoreau

You are alive.
You didn’t go to sleep hungry last night.
You didn’t go to sleep outside.
You had a choice of what clothes to wear this […]

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

9 Good Reminders that Will Change the Way You Think

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking.  It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
― Albert Einstein
“This morning, nearly five years after my husband’s passing, a beautiful couple and their three kids knocked on my front door.  The man smiled and said, “Your husband was my heart donor.  He […]

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

18 Great Reminders When You’re Having a Bad Day

Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you’ve ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before.  Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clear vision again.

Last night I had a long conversation with my wise, […]

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

27 Stressful Things You Tolerate Too Often

Life is to be enjoyed and appreciated, not endured and tolerated.

In life, unnecessary tolerations can bleed you of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively.  You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life when you’re spending all your energy tolerating things that shouldn’t be tolerated.  Sometimes you need to put your foot […]

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

11 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Stress

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars.  You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”
―C.S. Lewis
This morning, I received a long email from a reader named Evan who is struggling with letting go of a failed relationship.  In his email he explains, in rather vivid detail, […]