3 Components Of Being Unique

A great piece of advice that my parents gave me back in the day was to not waste my time trying to be someone else. (There you go Mom and Dad; I finally gave you some credit).   At times, that seems easier said than done.  If you are looking at what makes you, you there…

How to Be Real, Raw, Relevant in 2011

If you are anything like me, you love a fresh start.  Somehow when the clock ticks past 11:59:59 on New Year’s Eve and into New Year’s Day, it is a symbolic slate cleaning, and we all magically have a blank slate.  While it may only be sentimental, it is a powerful sentiment nonetheless and one…

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Be The Light This Holiday Season

During the holiday season, I hear two phrases more than any other:
“I love this time of year!”
and
“I hate this time of year.”
Both perspectives are valid.
Normally, I fall into the camp of people who love the holiday season. The holidays represent a time for loving, giving, and family.
This holiday season, I’ve had a particularly hard time…

From ‘The Dream’ To Reality

Have you ever wondered how many people have made a living “Selling the Dream”? And how many people have been deceived by it?
Many of us have fallen victim to the trap of thinking that life exists as it does in movies – that we can live in the image, rather than the reality. I was…

Your Greatest Fear of Living Your Passion

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
~Marianne Williamson
You ever sit back and take stock of where you are at in your life?  I do this and I always come back to the things that I haven’t done or didn’t do.  The great American philosopher,…

Missing Someone This Christmas? You Don’t Need to Hide Real.

It’s “the time of the season”, and there’s a special pull of magic as Christmas arrives. For millions of people, this is a long-awaited time of year. For some though, there is a silent hesitancy, especially for those who’ve lost family members, or find themselves countries apart.
As I’m learning, this is very true…

The 12 Gifts of the Holidays

Regardless of your traditions and celebrations or religious/spiritual practices, there are lots of things that we can do to be festive and celebrate the joys of giving.
Here are 12 gifts you may give or receive Random Acts of Kindness this holiday season:
1. Do something nice for someone you know – send a card or email,…

Christmas Fun Today…or “All Business”? Snowman Anyone…

Look it’s Santa! Flashing lights, reindeer flying in the sky, a Christmas tree that tipped over, and delicious Christmas cookies.
Managing all the pressures of Christmas can be really stressful! But we can cast aside the anxiety and “business persona”, turn the Christmas lights on, and fire up Bing Crosby, because it’s time to…

The Quickest Route To You: Forget These 3 Things

When we think about personal discovery, the image that comes to mind is of a person traversing up a steep mountain in the snow, and once at the top, you now get to stay there for the next thirty years to ponder and discover the meaning of life.  Let’s kill that because there is a…