Thank You Pixar: Inside Out is a True Masterpiece!
For years now, as an author, speaker, and life coach, I’ve been studying the mind and the brain—and what I have discovered is that they are all-powerful and utterly fascinating.
What I have also discovered is that people don’t know much about either. We understand the body, but we know little about the mind-brain system—we lack emotional intelligence (the ability to identify and manage emotions). Read more
The “Ultimate Classroom”
This past week was the culmination of my New Science of Happiness six-week interactive workshop and what a gift this workshop has been for me. I was given the opportunity to teach and learn from eight phenomenal women—at last, my “ultimate classroom.”
In 1992 I graduated from Teacher’s College, and so for decades I have been subconsciously preparing: learning, and building content in search of this classroom. As a student of life, my higher education has never ended. Read more
Buddha said, “Your worst enemy cannot harm you, as much as your own thought…unguarded.”
Given my current understanding of the power of the mind, I could not agree more with this phrase. What I am going to do is to expand upon this concept and relate it to an “ego attack.” Read more
Have you ever loved a phrase enough to want to use it, surround yourself with it, and try to live by it? Being that I am an avid reader and writer, I often annotate text and highlight my favorite words and concepts. They frequently inspire new poems and workshops. When something truly resonates, the intention immediately becomes to integrate it into my life as a new way of being and/or doing. Read more
In the middle of my poem entitled Chasing Time I write:
We overschedule our children,
and work ourselves into the ground,
and this becomes our badge of honor
that we so proudly carry around.
It ‘s our default mode, to chase time,
for we know no other way.
It’s even taboo to talk about
the ultimate price we may have to pay.
No matter what chapter you are currently in, the story of your life continues to unfold with you as the main character. The question you have to ask yourself is this: Are you co-creating your script in the best way possible, in order for you—the hero of your story—to realize your full potential and achieve maximum life fulfillment? If you want to take charge of your life, here are ten core philosophies, my favorite pearls of wisdom, that can act as your guideposts and shift your story entirely. Read more