The Gift

My mom and dad loved sentimental sayings and corny jokes.  In fact, my brother and I would roll our eyes at those jokes and sayings.  Now, all these years later, I cherish those sentimentalities.  After all, I am who I am because of them.  Years...

10 Steps to Optimism

No matter what you intend for the coming year, it’s smart to include a plan for keeping yourself happy. Sound silly?  It’s not; it’s good mental hygiene. Plus, we now know that optimism promotes health, and is the best way to create success in any life arena....

Are You “ALL IN”?

Back when I did counseling, I used to say, “give me someone who’s face down in the mud any day before a client who’s just mildly miserable.”  That’s because I knew, from personal experience, that when we’re face down in the mud, we’re perfectly poised for...

Be Your Own Valentine

Ah, February…. the month of romance!  Roses, chocolates, and Valentine’s Day cards.  What?! You say you’re not feeling the love?  You’re not part of a romantic couple?  Or you’re burned out and cynical about the whole love thing?  Why not be...