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Life Happens, or Does It?

“Life happens, then you die.” That’s the common expression. It sounds defeatist to me. Would you rather life happen to you or make life happen? Would you rather let life happen and see if you get what you want? Or make life happen, direct it, to get what you want? When you let life happen …

Empath vs Empathy

An empath is someone who picks up on other peoples’ energy. All humans are wired to be empaths. Some of us know we are, some don’t. Some know how to manage it, some don’t. That’s the only difference. Take the classic example – you’re thinking about someone and then they call you. You’re both picking …

I’d Rather Have a Root Canal!

That’s the old joke, right? It’s funny til you have to have one. I did earlier this year. No fun. Before you have to have any type of medical or dental procedure it’s very easy to get into fear mode. We’ve all heard horror stories about someone who had a bad and then we worry …

Respond or React?

That is the question. Many of us think they are one and the same. They are not. They are vastly different. These are two words that seem to have subtle differences, especially if you look them up in the dictionary, but they are very different. Reacting is how you act as a result of something …

Motivate Schmotivate

Ever notice when there’s something you really don’t want to do, you just can’t motivate yourself? All those tried and true techniques like rewarding yourself after you do it still don’t seem to get seem to get you in gear? Listening to motivational podcasts don’t get your juices flowing? No matter what you do, you …

Do, Be, Give

This came to me in mediation the other night. There are three types of people. Givers, doers and be-ers. Until I spoke with a psychologist friend to verify this, I had no idea I was on track with my information. It made total sense to me so I was grateful for the validation from a …

Cookies in the Car

Yep, I admit it, I did that. I ate some cookies in the car. Why? Because I was stressed out. Many of us are stress eaters. We reach for food when we’re upset. What we reach for is different for everyone. What’s your food of choice? Oftentimes it’s something that has good memories attached to …