Change disappointments into opportunities for growth

I was reading a book on business. It is composed of twelve chapters. Each is an interview with a business leader or academic. The first chapter is about disappointment and how we deal with it. Disappointments are facts of life. They are as common as birth, death and taxes. However, we never learn how to […]

Celebrate a victory by buying yourself a gift

When you have a success it is important to acknowledge your victory. Getting yourself a gift, symbolically ritualizes your accomplishment. The gift need not cost a lot. When you buy yourself a gift, it is truly the thought that counts. Add a card and write the occasion of your achievement. Keep this card handy to […]

Want to quickly feel powerful – stand up tall with head erect

It is impossible to feel depressed when one has the physiology of being happy. And the same is true that if you adopt the body language of depression you will feel depressed. As we have stressed, want a happy mind/body/soul/spirit put on a happy face. In this case remember a time when you felt very […]

The third way of looking at new things

There’s a teaching story about an island on which there were no mangoes.  On day a cargo ship was thrown about on a storm. The ship went through the harsh ocean safely. However, a crate of mangoes fell into the ocean and landed on the island shore. The islanders who had never seen any mangoes […]

Take a deep breath – relax – reduce stress

In many languages the word breath and spirit are the same or have the same root. In Genesis the Creator gave breath spirit to the clay and gave life to humanity (Adam).  We use the term inspiration (to breath in) because over the years people have learned the connection between the breath and the mind. […]

Take a shower and renew your energy

Seventy percent of the earths surface as well as seventy percent of our bodies is water. We need hydration on the inside and outside. Both drinking enough water and washing our skins reduce the effects of stress on the body. To hydrate your skin you can have a bath or shower. There is, however, a […]

Get some mentors

We all need to learn from others who have gone before us. A mentor already has been where we want to go and can point the way. Now you might wonder where you may get your mentor(s). Often you might find someone at work, school, university. Often a family member may make an excellent mentor. […]

Twelfth Day of Christmas

Today is the Twelfth Day of Christmas; or as some of you may know it, “Little Christmas” — the traditional day of the Coming of the Magi, who came bearing gifts,  simply, and quietly, recognizing the Miracle before them. For some of you, the remembrance of the holiday lingers as you tuck away the last […]

A few good questions

Continuing the transfere of old posts to the blog: Your mind will answer any questions you pose. It does not ask if the question is true or false. It just comes up with some answers. Thus if you ask, “Why do things always go wrong for me?” You will get a thousand and one reasons […]

Better late than never?

In the years 2000 and 2001 I wrote a series called 365 ways to boost you self esteem. I would add a short article every day. I suppose it was really a blog but I was not using a blogging software. I’m slowly transferring as many of the seven hundred posts to the blog from […]