If you are too busy to take care of yourself, you need to read this now.

Do you ever feel like you have so much to do that it never ends? And just maybe, if there is time left over, you can take care of yourself but you MUST get your list done first. You really accomplish so much and you do it so well. In fact, you may have accomplished so much that it really is quite amazing. Other people would probably be jealous of what you have done. But just maybe, it may seem as if it is never good enough; you have to keep going and going. You just need to accomplish a …
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If something bad happens to you, the worst thing you can do is judge yourself

One of my favorite lines Oprah uses in her magazine is “What I know for sure….” She then goes on to talk about what she has witnessed often enough in her life that she knows it for sure.   Being an avid student of self-development over the last 30 years, I would say what I thought I knew for sure was that we create our reality. What I never realized was happening with this empowering belief comes a new kind of stress called, “How did I create or attract that?” While I still believe who we are, what we do, …
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Can maintaining an optimistic mindset improve your health?

It is a well-known fact that stress can damage the body. Here we have nice healthy tissue on our arm and if we pour a little acid on our arm, we will get some damage but the body can heal itself. If you keep pouring acid on the arm, the damage will be so great the body cannot keep up with it. You see, research has shown that stress contributes to 75%—maybe even 90%—of medical conditions, including the six leading causes of death. Now I am no mathematician, but WOW those numbers are huge enough to make me pay attention. …
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Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Bring you Greater Happiness

The best gift I ever gave had a very small price tag and a lot of love. My dear friend of 23 years was going through a rough financial year. I was running ideas through my mind on how she might be able to create a special gift with little or no money.   The idea came to me to create a set of postcards called the 12 Days of Gratitude. Each set would be personalized with the 12 things she was grateful for regarding that particular person. I shared the idea with her. She was not enthusiastic, but I …
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