The Meaning of Namaste

Today's article is about the meanting of Namaste. Those of you who have been to a yoga class or two know that it’s customary for the instructor to close each class by saying “Namaste”, and for the students to repeat the word after the instructor, but have you wondered...
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How to Manage Stress

The dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances”. I find this an interesting definition because it so obviously means that stress is a very subjective thing; no two people will...
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How to Deal With an Epic Failure

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about failure and how to shift the way we think about it. But what do you do when you’re in the middle of it? How to deal with an epic failure and get yourself back on your feet when all you really want to do is crawl...
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1403 Who Are You, Really?

Who are you… really? It’s an important question, but not one that a lot of people can answer on the fly. In a society where so many of us have spent a lifetime trying to mold ourselves into acceptable copies of what other people have taught us we should be, we’ve all...
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1531 What it Takes to Turn Dreams into Reality

I spend a lot of time around here talking about dreams and how to make them happen. It’s what I do here – help people figure out what they want in life, and then show them how to get it. In order to understand what it takes to turn dreams into reality, however, it...
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1525 How to Beat the Mid-Year Slump

The end of June marks the mid-point of the year, and what often comes with it is the dreaded mid-year slump. It’s the time of year when we start berating ourselves for all the times we’ve procrastinated on stuff over the last few months, and when we start to feel sad...
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Understanding Depression and Suicide

Unless you've been living under a rock lately, you know by now that famed actor and comedian Robin Williams passed away on Monday. He died of suicide, and had apparently been suffering from a severe depression for some time, as so very many people are. But this...
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How to Make Divorce Easier

About a year ago, my husband and I split up. Aside from the obvious upheaval, grief, and having to adjust to new circumstances, it’s been surprisingly painless. Most people would think so, I suppose -- my ex and I are still friends, we help each other out as much as...
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10 Things to Give Up for the New Year

‘Tis the time of year for the usual posts on New Year’s Resolutions and all the standard crap about changing your life by making yourself do a whole lot of stuff you absolutely hate doing just because someone on the Internet told you it was “good for you”. Here’s my...

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Trust in Yourself and All That You Are

As we set forth into this brand-new year, many are feeling worried and anxious over what lies ahead. Today, I’m going to ask you to set that aside for a moment. I’m going to ask you to let go of all that fear and to trust that things will get better for you, and for...

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Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Book Giveaway!

The New Year marks the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. It’s a chance to start anew – a chance to put the past behind us and step forward into a brighter tomorrow. And I have an awesome new book giveaway to help you start your year the right way!...

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How to Stop Your Inner Critics

In previous vlog episodes you’ve learned to recognize your inner critics (gremlins, I call them) and you’ve learned that you need to be able to conquer those voices of doubt so that they don’t derail your dreams. In today’s vlog episode we’re talking about how to stop...

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Inner Critic or Inner Wisdom?

When I’ve talked about gremlins in the past, I’ve had people ask me how they’re supposed to tell if that voice they’re hearing is their inner critic or their inner wisdom. How do you distinguish between gremlins and what I usually refer to as “the whisper within” –...

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Why We Must Speak Out When Darkness Falls

All right. The Trump article. You knew it was coming. I have struggled with this post for two weeks now, trying to come up with something to say that wouldn’t just add to the darkness and despair that so many are currently feeling. But I cannot stay silent on this any...

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