Self-Development

People who are ‘brutally honest’ are more interested in brutality than in honesty. – Alan Cohen Every now and then a new attorney reaches out to me and asks for career advice. I am always happy to help, since mentoring...
People don’t cry when they lose their hope, they cry when they get it back. – Martha Beck My friend Lisa’s husband died suddenly. Due to her husband’s passing, Lisa had to sell her house, buy a new one, switch...
This was originally published on Lipstick and Politics, HERE. “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.” - Dr. Seuss At one point in my life, I was...
You empower what you fight. You withdraw power from what you release. - Alan Cohen Panic attacks can seem as if they come out of nowhere, without any warning. There is no obvious logical connection between a panic attack and...
“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...
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was, within me, an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus Its been a long winter. There has been a steady stream of ice and snow storms making the ordinary day take...
  “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...
  “Happiness has little to do with what is going on around you, and a lot to do with what is going on inside you.” - Alan Cohen I recently got married. We had a really nice wedding and I enjoyed it...
Tell yourself a life story in which you, the hero, are primarily a problem solver rather than a helpless victim. – Martha Beck I had been betrayed by a colleague. I told him in confidence that I was looking for...
  “The inferior teacher tells you that something is wrong with you and offers to fix it. The superior teacher tells you that something is right with you and helps you bring it forth.” - Alan Cohen When I was in...
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“Dream and give yourself permission to envision a ‘you’ that you choose to be.” – Joy Page Holidays can be a very happy and connective time for many of us, but they can also produce a fair amount of stress....
While seeking revenge, dig two graves – one for yourself. – Douglas Horton When my friend Betsy was fifteen, her mother moved out of the house. Betsy’s parents had a difficult relationship and her mother had wanted to leave for...
“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.” – Lin Yutang I admit it - one of the most enjoyable ways to pamper myself is to sleep. On a weekend, when...
  “If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?”  - William Somerset Maugham I know a lawyer who worked very hard at his law firm and would complain about the amount...
  “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger” – Friedrich Nietzsche I still own the very first house I bought. I have always thought of it as my good luck charm because after I moved out of it, I...
  “What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.” – Sanaya Roman Sometimes we forget that life is meant to be enjoyed. Yes, the natural state of being is a joyful and optimistic...
  “Any fool can burn down a barn. Building one is something else again.” – Old Proverb I was standing in the foyer with Rich’s sister-in-law, Rebecca. We were both waiting for our partners – again – as they ever so...
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anais Nin Living authentically is easier said than done. It is, as the popular saying goes,...