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 …

Remembering Those Who…

Remembering those who …served, saved, were kind, generous and loving, and who inspired us in some special way. There are so many good things to remember, and so many wonderful people to recall memories of in our lives. Especially at this time of year our focus turns to all those who gave their lives in service to our country and …

SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder and Trauma

Seasonal Affective Disorder, often referred to as SAD, is a condition many people suffer with once the shorter days are upon us in the fall and winter of the year. Many people are not aware that the frustrating symptoms they are experiencing can be linked to an actual medical diagnosis of SAD, and can be easily treated. Check with your …

Failure – Does It Shame You or Guide You

Many people have grown up with the belief that failure is a bad thing; a reflection of who you are. That is not true. “Failure is an event, never a person.”  William D. Brown Feelings of shame, uselessness and humiliation often arise when something in your life happens, or you attempt to do something, that makes you feel as if …