Moderation …Now Please

Yes, moderation …now please. Moderation is a word that doesn’t seem to get a lot of attention, or even use, these days. But we sure could use a healthy dose of it worldwide. What exactly does moderation mean? Well, it’s synonymous with restraint, control, and self-control. Given the current state of affairs, with wars, and threats of nuclear annihilation, along …

Acceptance – Of Self and Others

How can you, and really, all of us, learn how to accept and love not only yourself, but other people too? In conversations with friends, associates and on-line, it is quite apparent that our planet Earth and its population are suffering on a number of levels. People are hurting. Every day you hear about accidents, murders, victimization, natural disasters, and …

Resolve to Communicate More Effectively

The holiday season is over. Did it pan out as you hoped, or were there communication glitches? Do you want to resolve to communicate more effectively so you can avoid misunderstandings in future? Resolutions aside, from what I hear, almost all of us could use some tweaking here and there in how we process our thoughts, in how we communicate …

JOY – A Choice for Delightful Happiness

As 2017 comes to a close it may be a good time to consider bringing joy and delightful happiness into your life, and the lives of those you live and work with. Joy and happiness are gifts that we give to ourselves. Joy and happiness don’t come to you gift wrapped from someone else. When I was a teenager one …

Love – Urgently Needed!

Love. It is urgently needed, right now, here in Canada and around the world – in our homes, in sports arenas, in shopping malls, in places of worship, and in our workplaces. No, I’m not naïve. I’m pretty much a down-to-earth person. Social media and news streams are constantly informing us of the violence and hatred in our world. And, …

The Path of Peace – Created By Everyone

In the madness that seems to be the reality of our world today, wouldn’t a path of peace be wonderful? Our planet, indeed every human being on it, could benefit from a sense of peace that comforts and makes you feel safe. Peace at any price? No, that wouldn’t work out especially well. Why not? Well, because peace always comes …

Does Fear Keep You from Pursuing Your Dreams & Goals

It has been said that every one of us have dreams and goals. Many dreams are born in childhood. Yet not everyone actually pursues their dreams, or works diligently towards attaining their goals. Why is that? One significant factor that holds so many back from realizing what they consider valued is their fear. Fear takes many forms within the human …

Birthright -To Be Loved, Nourished & Nurtured

How did your birthright play out? Were you adequately loved, nourished and nurtured? Perhaps you were abundantly loved, nourished and nurtured. Or, maybe you were not. Either way, how you were raised affects how you navigate through the world and in your relationships. At the most basic human level, every new baby entering the world has the innate claim to …

What Influences You Every Day

What influences you every day? When I was first asked this question years ago I gave some very typical answers. My response was that I had been influenced by inspiring and influential authors whose books I had read at that time. Authors like Napoleon Hill, Og Mandino, Norman Vincent Peale, Don Miguel Ruiz and Louise Hay. Other influences I was …