The Money Mirror: People Value What They Pay For

Do you routinely, and for no rational reason, charge less than fair market value for your products or services?  Do you take less so someone, less than or equally entitled, can have more?   Do you accept gifts or compliments graciously? ...more

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Toxic People

A crucial element of effectively caring for ourselves is the development and application of discernment in our relationships.  Unfortunately, many of us maintain relationships with people who drain our energy, resources, confidence, joy and/or dreams.  These light-thieves show up as friends, family members, business partners, co-workers and even people in our spiritual community. Identifying Toxic People Toxic people do any or all of the following: ...more

Stress & the Mind, Body, Life Connection

 Nothing happens in a vacuum; there is connection at every level. Every act impacts someone or something else. This is true within our bodies too. Cellular biologist and epigenetics pioneer, Bruce Lipton, has beautifully presented the science behind the connection between our beliefs and our physical health....more

When They Show You Who They Are, Believe Them

Many people in my life are grappling with the same major problem. From my friend who was mortified to discover that another "friend" (one with a history of stealing) went behind her back and attempted to take a job from her, to a man who is devastated to discover that his girlfriend is cheating on him again, to the friend who married a positively charming gentleman mistakenly believing that the hostile rampages he directed at his mother and former girlfriends could never be aimed at her; selective blindness is rampant. ...more
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Changing My Address

I found an exercise from a class I took years ago.  The assignment was to answer the following questions: 1) What are the true desires of your heart (the ones that endure & create a feeling of expansion)?2) What stands between you and your desires?3) What are the most important relationships in your life?4) What do you believe that isn't true?...more

5 Things Men Need to Know About Women

After receiving a ton of email and engaging in countless conversations with men baffled by the women in their lives, I've put together a list of the most common insights many men are unaware of.  This list applies to committed couples, not casual daters.  Be sure to check out yesterday's post 5 Things Women Need to Know About Men.  ...more

Trance of Fear

Early in my career, my employer sent me to seminar on the psychology of selling. In essence, it was a course in manipulation. In words that made the act sound positive, we were taught to instill fearful beliefs in our customers so they, in an effort to end their discomfort, would buy our products. Before we whipped them into a frenzy of insecurity, we garnered their trust by putting them on a pedestal. The formula was simple, tremendously effective and left me feeling like a schmuck. ...more

The Watchman at the Gate

Any person who spends enough time in a given atmosphere will become more comfortable in it.  Humans are naturally adaptable and become desensitized to common encounters and events, bad or good; they become normal to us. It all happens effortlessly.  Whatever we surround ourselves with becomes the baseline for our values, beliefs and views.  The media and advertising industry have a tremendous influence over our (and our children's) innermost beliefs.  Without our permission we are taught that:...more

Naked Emperors

Lately, I've witnessed several situations where individuals devalue themselves while putting another on a pedestal.  Here are a few of them:1) My friend, a former actress, is entering a new line of work and is terrified of contacting a key resource person because she is afraid that he will look down on her because she doesn't have a formal education....more

5 Things Women Need to Know About Men

Daily, I have conversations with women who are struggling with their men.  After having countless discussions with men of every age, class, race and status, it seems that the reasons behind their counterparts' angst fall into five key areas.  In an effort to shed some love and light on the mechanics of men, I write this post.  Let me know what you think.Be sure to check out: ...more