Empowering choice with affirmation: Accept only who and what affirms your best you.


Most of us spend too much of our lives surrounded by stuff we don't feel we can really choose for ourselves.  Partly because we feel forced to choose from a limited selection among family, school, friends, work, or church. When we finally reach a place where we recognize our decisions are truly our own, options …

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Contentment: The grass ain’t always greener.


People who get loud and out of control wish they could tone themselves down.  People who have a tight rein on themselves wish for the freedom of being loud and out of control. Wealthy and low-income individuals alike long for the day when they won't have to worry about money. Single people long for the …

God is good.


I've never been a religious person.  An English major, avid reader and prolific writer I refused to own a Bible.  This was my silent war against the frivolity of religion for years. I've come to realize the same truth that compelled my rebellion against religion is the same truth that feeds the fire of my …

Five people-pleasing behaviors and what they really say about you.


It's much easier to handle danger when you know it's coming.  Warning signs, sirens, smoke and flames give you a chance to prepare and respond.  An ambush or Trojan horse catches you off guard.  We have guards for good reason. When a negative person does something hurtful, the impact and the aftermath are different because …

Crash diet: How to love yourself Part 1 of 2.


Wow that's a big title. Not really any other way to put it though. Loving ourselves is the single most important compulsion in life... And of course the toughest. Self-love is what allows us to find joy, hope, love, kindness, health. Thing is, there's a lot in the way of this all-important process. How can …

Tempting…


Temptation did this. Temptation wore that. Temptation is just so fine and sexy. Temptation and I were just friends until that fateful night. Did you see how Temptation descended from the clouds in the suit with a martini dangling from his belt and slid right in?