Circumstances can be shitty… Or they can be exactly what you need. Tim was an amazing guy, we’d just met and as a fellow guitar player, we started playing together and it was magical. It’s like we’d played together our entire lives and had so many things in common; both musically and personally. Then cancer […]
Learning how to find happiness can certainly be a lifelong journey. But that does not mean you’ll never know how to be happy long-term. It’s simply a process like anything else, with peaks and valleys. But the reward can be a more consistent ride and finding a flow with less extreme highs and lows.
Hope doesn’t cost you a thing. It’s something you cling to when you’re afraid of moving outside your comfort zone. I know. I lived on hope for years. Consequently, nothing really amazing ever happened in my life. Well, nothing good amazing. Before you get all hope is all we have on me, think about this… […]
Giving up on life, or suicide, is always an option. Gasp… I certainly know what hopelessness feels like. But there’s a difference between being hopeless and helpless. If you’re feeling hopeless, that’s OK, it’s natural and something many people go through. But you’re not helpless. Regardless of your circumstances you always have the option to […]
Are you a pessimist or optimist? If you’re a pessimist, there’s hope. Thanks to neuroplasticity you can change the physical makeup of your brain by the way you think. Most of life is about perspective and attitude. Things you have control over.
The first major shift in my thinking happened in 1997. The realization that I was responsible for my own failure’s in life. That I wasn’t entitled to anything and that if I want success and happiness, I had to get off my ass and go get it! Although I would reach another bottom in 2006, […]
You hear people say it all the time, “be true to yourself,” “to thine own self be true,” “find your authentic self.” What does that mean exactly? For me, part of it was having my outsides match my insides. That is, portraying the same person externally to the world as the man I am inside. […]
Hanging out on Facebook the other day I saw a quote posted by Henri over at Wakeup Cloud. The quote was from Bill Cosby and it said, “Decide that you want it, more than you are afraid of it.” Henri’s comment on his FB post was, “When you make this shift, everything changes.” I couldn’t […]
Are you trying to alter the lens of others in order to be liked? When someone asks you to do something you don’t feel like doing, do you fabricate some story or excuse? In other words, do you lie? Chances are you do, or have in the past. Or, like me, maybe you’ve been doing […]