Self-Development

Audio Meditation Guide
“Prayer is when you talk to God. Meditation is when you are listening.” - Anonymous I’ve wanted to keep a daily practice of meditation for quite some time. I go through phases where I keep to the practice but have...
“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...
“Even as real grief breaks your heart, something in you knows that you're being broken open, and there is something profoundly hopeful at the core of that sensation.” – Martha Beck   The news is really bad lately. Really bad. I...
  “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,...
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~  Eden Phillpotts Some people can quiet the chatter in their head quickly in order to look inward, tap into their intuition and receive guidance...
  Everything works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, trust me, it’s not the end. ~ From the film, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel People have been telling me for years that I should try yoga. I resisted...
  “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.” - Eleanor Roosevelt How would your life be different if you didn’t have fear? This question can evoke as much...
  “You have the power to take away someone's happiness by refusing to forgive.  That someone is you.”  --  Alan Cohen Forgiveness is one of the most powerful practices we can embrace in order to live with an open and loving...