The Good News

I hate the news…oh no, scratch that. Its feel good Friday so let me start a little more positively. I love watching anything other than the news. Most of it is not news anyway. It is a lot of gossip and entertainment with very little news. As sad as it may be, an unfortunate fire, accidental car accident, or domestic dispute (unless someone is on the run) is not news it is gossip, a way to say look at what happened to these folks. It does not impact my life other than to make me sad or riddled with anxiety. Also the sport segment is not news....more
Two thumbs up and a  big high 5 for some good news!more

My 5 Most Powerful Daily Habits

We all have habits, some good, some bad. Or shall I say, some that move us forward toward an inspiring future and others that keep us stuck in the past. Habits are where the intersection between life and business becomes even more blurry than usual (and those of you that read me regularly know I have a pretty expanded concept of how life and business intersect). This is why I wanted to share my most powerful daily habits with you. ...more
I work better when I don't multitask. It's not just the stress, but I also use multitasking as a ...more

fear is a survivor

In Vancouver I’m surrounded by people living with less. By choice and circumstance. A handful quit their jobs to pursue what they love, and some days teeter on broke, but they seem alive with passion, possibility and fight.Continue reading......more

Life's A School - Don't Be ABSENT! Simple Lessons on Happiness, Success, & Relationships

I've spent over 30 years studying material produced by some of the best "Life Coaches" in the world. In these over 200 pages, I will share the names of the authors and books they have written, celebrities, friends and family, all of those whose words have made a lasting impression in my life. I will also bring to light the experiences and lessons I have personally discovered during my ongoing study of thousands of motivational and self-help teaching materials, along with my opinions about the true meaning of happiness, life, success and relationships ...more

The Miracle of Constancy

The Miracle of ConstancyMany of us want to feel better on a day to day basis. We don't want to feel stressed or angry, uptight or depressed. We want more patience for our children. We wish for more motivation to get things done. We prefer to be less insecure or defensive and to have less worry and concern. We might also wish we were less controlling and not feel so much envy or jealousy....more

Success in Four Steps

In my private counseling practice, clients often tell me, "I want to be happy!" We then set about making it a reality. As a psychotherapist, I know that your habits, your relationships, your environment, and especially what you think about them determine more about how happy you are than your genes do because I've watched so many people figure out how to meet their goals and create their own happiness. You can improve any part of your life you wish: your relationship with yourself, your relationships with others, your work life, your home life, and even your health....more

Live my bliss?

I saw someone tweet on Twitter the other day, that she wanted to truly, and I quote, "live her bliss".  I stopped for a moment and thought about that word, BLISS. And I thought 1) what does that word mean and 2) how can we truly live it?  For me, bliss is not only a state of mind, but it is a physical experience. Bliss resides in the middle of my chest and is the giddiness that springs from me when I am on my authentic path daily....more

Why You Should Say Yes

I’ve been reading a lot of posts lately on “Saying No.”  The messages are usually crafted around a discussion of life as the never-ending guinea pig wheel, feeling trapped in the continuous and urgent push forward.  Dinner tonight? Yes.  Coffee date on Thursday? Yes.  Meet another deadline? Yes.  Write another blog post?  Yes.  The articles paint the portrait of individuals saying yes to everything because there is not enough time to focus on why they should say no....more

Keepin' It Real

So you've got Pinterest, blogs, Facebook, and endless other sources of pictures and descriptions of perfectly decorated and pristine rooms, yards, houses, and families. ...more