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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
“The image of myself which I try to create in my own mind in order that I may love myself is very different from the image which I try to create in the minds of others in order that they may love me.” -W.H. Auden In the ever expanding niche of personal and self-development, there’s [...]
There are four questions of value in life… What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love. – Johnny Depp I’ve suffered and worked hard so hopefully you don’t have to. Here are two tips [...]