New Thought

This is a perfect time of year too recalibrate one's life

Dec 1, 2021 / 6:00 am

“Ten years ago, I turned my face for a moment and it became my life” ( David Whyte, 2002). This is a startling reality for many of us. The above...

Scientists show constant complaining is not good for us

Nov 24, 2021 / 6:00 am

Beware, constant complaining harms our health. The past couple years have provided abundant fodder for those who love to complain. It’s been like a...

Hurrying through life only adds to our anxiety

Nov 17, 2021 / 6:00 am

Time-stress is a real thing, yet living life like it’s an emergency is expensive to our health. Our bodies don’t know the difference between real...

Important to learn how to talk about death, dying and grief

Nov 10, 2021 / 6:00 am

Sex and sexuality—the “facts of life”—were once taboo topics. My mother was so uncomfortable with the topics, she simply left a book out...

Important to practice self-forgiveness

Nov 3, 2021 / 6:00 am

I’m not the person I used to be, and that’s not a bad thing. I am so much more, and so are you. Our past doesn’t define us. There’ve...

Make room for all feelings when someone dies

Oct 20, 2021 / 6:00 am

I used to think only good people died. I must admit, there’ve been times when I wondered if I was at the right funeral, as the deceased was eulogized into...

Dealing with the loss of a baby

Oct 13, 2021 / 6:00 am

Maybe if we don’t talk about it, we can pretend it didn’t happen. It’s common to use this tactic when there’s nothing we can say to make...

The perils of being a perfectionist

Oct 6, 2021 / 6:00 am

I was part of a growing number of people with high-functioning anxiety for a long time, and didn’t even know it. For many years, I admired others I viewed...

A better attitude helps you and those around you

Sep 29, 2021 / 6:00 am

Be aware, your attitude is showing. Our attitude creates the feeling nature people respond to. Attitude emits a presence and is like an atmosphere that...

Don’t believe everything you think

Sep 22, 2021 / 6:00 am

Sleep challenges are rampant these days and anxiety disorders are on the rise. For many, it’s no wonder, because of the horror stories they pay homage to...

We need more random acts of kindness at this time

Sep 15, 2021 / 6:00 am

I’m declaring this week to be Random Acts of Kindness week for all of my readers. Bold move, but we must. Let this virus contaminate the world! Something...

We should not be so hard on ourselves

Sep 8, 2021 / 6:00 am

We’d never speak to another the same way we speak to ourselves. Heck, I used to be kinder to our dog than I was to myself. It’s like having a nasty...

Is a kinder world possible?

Sep 1, 2021 / 6:00 am

What’s happening to us? We’re living through challenging times, for sure, and our stress is showing. There are many loud voices these days, each...

Epidemic of busyness

Aug 25, 2021 / 6:00 am

How are you? “Busy!” is the most frequent response I hear. It has to stop. We live in a culture of chronic busyness, and it comes at a cost. I was...

It's OK to say 'No'

Aug 18, 2021 / 6:00 am

There’s one lesson that’s taken me too long to learn; No is a complete sentence. For many years, I loved to lavish my yeses on the world. My...

What brings you joy?

Aug 11, 2021 / 11:00 am

What are you waiting for? Fill in the blank. I’ll be happy when______. I’ll be happy when I get the job, or the perfect partner. I’ll be happy...

Use the one X one rule

Jun 30, 2021 / 8:39 am

Up, up, and away, in my beautiful balloon. (Someone should write a song about that.) I was given a hot-air balloon ride by my family this past weekend. The...

Come to your senses

Jun 23, 2021 / 6:00 am

Thinking, thinking, thinking. The virtual reality in our minds prevents us from experiencing what’s really happening in the present moment. So much of our...

The power of one

Jun 16, 2021 / 7:05 am

My COVID excuse is about to expire. I used the opportunity offered by the restrictions to go deep within myself and question my “why” and the way...

Nomophobia: new disease?

Jun 9, 2021 / 6:00 am

It was close. I could have hit her and then this would be a different story. I am thankful I saw the woman as she stepped blindly in front of me into traffic,...