All the advice I would give you on forgivness, healing, and inner peace

If you called me with a broken heart

What if you didn’t need the world to be any different today?

What if you could let everyone you come across today be exactly right where they are: in their harshness, in their identities, in their complaining, in their fighting, in their messiness? Then, what if you could turn this around on yourself, and be exactly where you...

Can changing your thoughts really help you?

The idea that our thoughts are just something we don’t have to “believe” in order to alleviate suffering is one of those self-help axioms which have become so pervasive that no one dares to question it. It’s been espoused as a high-minded ideal by “thought leaders”...

How to forgive when you don’t want to.

When the guru waving his spiritual wand says “Choose to forgive someone in order to set yourself free,” Does the decision to engage in forgiveness miraculously take the emotional juice away? No, not hardly. When self-help authors espouse language like: “Who is more...

Why too much self-help actually creates suffering

For 17 years I was a good spiritual student and self-help junkie. I was well versed in concepts like self-love and self-worth. Concepts like "our thoughts create our reality" and "happiness is a choice" permeated much of my thinking. I had accepted everyone for where...

How to make regret free decisions

  There is a fork in the road. You are presented with a choice. Life delivers yet another opportunity. You know it's time to decide. . . Should you say yes? Email back? Forge ahead? Remain open? Repair? Mend or re-commit? We all want easy, regret free decisions...

How to trust life when you don’t have it figured out

There are no guarantees and no predictable outcomes. Even when we think we’ve got the tools, know the stats, have put in our time, done our research – it’s still just a winding road into the uncertain, mysterious terrain of “life is a journey.”

How to find your happy place when the shit is hitting the fan.

In spite of all our meditating, deep breathing and positive thinking, sometimes our best efforts to come back to center and "feel better" just don't work. Sometimes the chaos, the stress, or the a@%hole on the freeway really do steal our serenity. We've all been...

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