Self-Development

I recently watched the documentary on Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  For those of you who don’t remember Mr. Rogers children’s television show, it sent an important message to children everywhere – that they are special.  Mr....
Knowing when to quit is healthier – and wealthier – then leechlike tenacity. – Martha Beck I’ve had a frustrating couple of weeks.  Lately, I’ve had several interactions with potential new clients, none of which have come to fruition. One potential...
Resentment is a symptom that somewhere, somehow I have compromised myself. – Dushka Zapata I woke up bleary-eyed after yet another bad night’s sleep. It was summertime and life was anything but lazy lately. I felt overwhelmed and had been for...
If you’re hysterical, it’s historical. - Anonymous I had been having problems with my email lately. I dreaded calling technical support, since my experience in the past involved sitting for a long time on hold and listening to someone reading...
Let go and let god. - Unknown I was laying awake staring at the ceiling. Had my stepson made it to the party? Was his friend there to meet him? He was in a strange city and had taken the...
The universe has shaken you to awaken you. - Unknown When I was in my late twenties, I developed an autoimmune disorder. My very open-minded doctor told me that Western medicine didn’t have a lot of good answers for my...
“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” – Gandhi I met my friends Brian and Melissa shortly after they got married about twelve years ago. They had a good relationship but they had a recurring fight they...
When life gives you more than you can stand, kneel. - Unknown I was speaking to a friend who confided in me about a house he lost a few years ago. He had been living in an area of the...
When you get to your wits end, you will find, god lives there – Anonymous Recently, Harvard University released a study that said, “Every child who winds up doing well has had at least one stable and committed relationship with...
The opposite of your negative thought is what you most need to learn right now. – Martha Beck I started my own law practice a year ago and I’ve been loving it. There is only one area that I struggle...
You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. --- Abraham I used to be the...
A good friend of mine was reeling after a breakup with his serious girlfriend. He confided in me that while still seeing his serious girlfriend, he had met another girl and had started dating her. He told his serious...
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If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Maya Angelou Despite my love of travel, I tended to avoid exploring places that required a long flight. Anything more than about six hours on a plane...
Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future. – Wayne L. Misner A few months after my Wise Aunt Bea passed away I was overcome with an incredible desire to completely clean and declutter...
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.” - Ram Dass The benefits of meditation are getting a lot of press lately. No longer viewed as a carryover from 1960’s hippie culture, meditation has been steadily finding new followers...
“The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.” - Albert Schweitzer Giving can take practice. Most of us want to be able to give freely but when...
One day I was coming back from a trip to IKEA with flat boxes of furniture that I had to put together. I live in a high-rise building, so I took a cart from the building’s lobby to load...
  “If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.” – Booker T. Washington As we move into the holiday season, we’re going to be asked by a lot of charitable organizations to give of our money, time and...