Stop Suffering and Start Loving What Is

How would you feel if the people around you weren't being so hurtful by doing or saying things that make you feel miserable? How would your life change if you weren't constantly being bombarded by the negative expectations of others or made to feel like an outcast, misunderstood or unaccepted for who you are? And what would your life be like if you weren't constantly stressed due conditions and challenges you face on a daily basis?  Wouldn't you be a free, peaceful, and truly happy … [Read more...]

Stop Letting People Down

Ever feel like you can't seem to come through on your promises? Do people say that you're not dependable? Do you feel like everybody wants something but you just can't keep up with all the requests for help? When I was just out of high school, I went through a phase where I was constantly letting people down. I was making promises and not keeping them. I didn't do it on purpose, but it kept happening anyway. I had the best intentions every time I made a promise, but the reality was, I just … [Read more...]

The Real Story Behind Why You Can’t Quit Smoking

At any given moment, there are hundreds of thousands of people trying to quit smoking. Likewise, there are countless numbers of people who are giving in to the temptation to start smoking again after going a few hours, days, weeks, or even months of not lighting up. I'm guessing that millions of people attempt to quit smoking every year, and every year, the urge to start up again is just too powerful to ignore. If you're a smoker, you might be expecting to read about typical things like the … [Read more...]

How To Say “No”

I was fresh out of high school and ready to take on life. The world seemed extra bright and teeming with people, places and things to do...too many things to do. I've always tried to be a dependable person, but I learned that when people can count on you, they're more likely to ask for favors. While I enjoy helping people when they're in need, this can also become a burden, if not handled thoughtfully. Knowing that I was someone people turned to when they didn't feel they had anyone else they … [Read more...]

Motivation to Lose Weight & Exercise, Part 2: Honesty

Seriously, you're not going to do anything that you don't want to do. So let's not pretend you're excited about going on a diet and starting to exercise if you're not. Before you start any kind of diet and exercise program, it's important to start with a little honesty. Otherwise, everything you do, going forward, is on shaky ground. Not a good place to start. Simple Steps to a Swimsuit Body Ah...nope. That's not what this is about. And if that's the only reason you're reading this, you … [Read more...]