Life’s “10 Commandments”

1.  Prayer is not a “spare wheel” that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a “steering wheel” that directs the right path throughout the journey. 2.  So why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small?…

Can We Really Change the World?

“You may never know what results come from your action.  But if you do nothing, there will be no result.” ~Mahatma Gandhi Those of you who have heard me lecture or read my new book know that I am a huge proponent of changing…

Things Are Not Happening To You, They Are Happening For You

(I have had this story in my possession for many years and do not know who the author is, but it is one of the most beautiful stories I have heard.  Whoever you are, I give you credit here.  Thank you for your words…

“Environmentally” Sensitive Area

Sunday morning I decided to go on a hike.  For the last several weeks I have felt kicked around by life.  Every time I seem to turn a corner, another “opportunity for growth,” in the form of a major life disappointment seems to await…

Trust…

Trust, even if your future seems uncertain. Trust, even if you have no idea how your situation could ever improve. Trust, even if you feel alone and abandoned. Trust, even if your heart is shattered. Trust, because your strength comes from trusting that everything…

Shhhh!

“You do not need to leave your room.  Remain sitting at your table and listen.  Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary.  The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll…

Worrying is a Form of Prayer

“One cannot weep for the entire world.  It is beyond human strength.  One must choose.” ~Jean Anouilh Ok, hands up if you would label yourself a “control freak?”  Its ok, my hand is up too. Here is the thing about us control freaks…we worry. …

Unemployed?…Pray!

“We can let circumstances rule us, or we can take charge and rule our lives from within.”  ~Earl Nightingale The other day I received an email from a dear friend and former coaching client who has been unemployed for over a year now.  Not…

Are You Blind?

The Smithsonian recently published an article on “inattentional blindness,” or in other words selective attention.  The article was written based on an experimental minute and a half video asking viewers to count how many times a ball is caught by the individuals in white…

Where is Scratch?

“Never be afraid to ask a question, especially of yourself.  Discovery is the mission of life.” ~Brian Kates I would like you to take a few minutes to answer the following questions.  Sit down somewhere comfortable, take a deep breath and write down the…