Seven mistakes people make in finding their passion and purpose

Seven mistakes people make in finding their passion and purpose

  “Good, good, good, good vibrations …” —The Beach Boys I had a client recently lament about how his work situation was so different from his girlfriend’s. He works at a job he can’t stand because he thinks he must do so in order to pay his bills and live the lifestyle he has become […]

Three powerful ways to “get it started” and be yourself!

Let’s get it started, in here … and the base keeps runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin’ runnin’, and runnin runnin’ … —The Black Eyed Peas, “Let’s Get It Started” One of my friends does a lot of running around; she is constantly doing so many things in the course of the day. She has […]

The great miracle cure: Five ways to love yourself

The great miracle cure: Five ways to love yourself

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” —Robert Frost Valentine’s Day is approaching and with that come many thoughts and feelings of love. When speaking of love in the context of all the candy, flowers, gifts and card-giving on this day, we usually refer to the emotion of love with its romantic charm […]

Setting attainable New Year’s resolutions for 2015

Setting attainable New Year’s resolutions for 2015

“Oh, promises, their kind of promises can just destroy a life… Oh, promises, those kind of promises take all the joy from life… Oh, promises, promises, my kind of promises can lead to joy and hope and love, yes, love.” —“Promises, Promises,” written by Hal David and performed by Dionne Warwick Jan. 1 is the […]

5 ways to spring forward — Maintaining balance between your thinking and comfort zone

Hope springs eternal” —Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733 In just a few days we finally “spring forward” with daylight saving time in Milwaukee. The time change will bring much needed daylight. On the 20th, the spring equinox — the official first day of spring — will occur. It has been quite […]

Five simple ways to capture joy — Even if it’s for the birds!

Five simple ways to capture joy — Even if it’s for the birds!

“Joy is an emotion that occurs within us when we develop appreciation/thankfulness for the constants of life, such as nature, freedom and relationships with people, or through having faith in something larger than ourselves.” —Vic Lebouthillier We are just a few weeks into autumn, and the leaves are changing color and beginning to fall as […]

Always on your side — Four beneficial theories on time

“It’s about time, it’s about space, and it’s a story about the human race.”—The television entry jingle to ‘Lost in Space’ television series, 1965-1968 Happy New Year, everyone! We just entered the year 2014 on the Gregorian calendar. Like me, I’m sure that many of you have repeatedly commented on how fast time has gone […]

7 steps to support your thinking — The foundation for well-being and the key to your brilliance

7 steps to support your thinking — The foundation for well-being and the key to your brilliance

“May it be.” —Enya and Roma Ryan, from Peter Jackson’s 2001 film, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” Welcome to May! We are almost halfway through the year! May is Mental Health Month, according to Mental Health America, which states: “Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete […]

Giving thanks — It is necessary for happiness and joy!

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks — I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” —Irving Berlin Welcome, November! For those of us who live in Wisconsin, November is a month that transitions us into cold snow, dark nights and a long winter. […]

Excerpts on love, miracles and peace — A gift for your inner well-being

Excerpts on love, miracles and peace — A gift for your inner well-being

When I was contemplating writing this article, I was inspired once again to reflect on the holidays. One of my values includes being culturally all-inclusive. Most of you who have read my articles know I include snippets of wisdom from others that I feel are particularly poignant. In this article, I have selected a number […]