“What you are is what you have been; what you will be is what you do now.”

A new year! Promise. Intentions. Well wishes. Hopes and dreams. Excitement. Anticipation. Yearning. May your year be a year of miracles. Marianne Williamson describes a miracle as a shift in thinking from fear to love.  At first glance that sounds ridiculous, she says... How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change? Her answer:  Mind is Cause … Continue reading “What you are is what you have been; what you will be is what you do now.”

Have You Mastered the Art of Ignoring Pain?

A couple weeks ago I believe I damaged my shoulder. I think it had something to do with my large TV, a skinny TV repair man, me doing some heavy lifting and the angle that we had to hold the TV in order to place it safely on the back seat of the car. [Can … Continue reading Have You Mastered the Art of Ignoring Pain?

You’re Either Consistent or Non-Existent

This phrase appeared on my radar while listening to a CD by Mike Litman called ‘Greatness Held Hostage’. If you’ve ever listened to anything by Mike, you know you will remember something! He is ‘Mr. Enthusiastic’ and was once described as a modern day Napoleon Hill. So when Mike said ‘You’re either consistent or non-existent’ … Continue reading You’re Either Consistent or Non-Existent

Surrender or Remain Stuck. Surrender and Win!

I recently saw a clip on CNN showing a room full of people discussing their life situations. I am not sure why I stayed with the story but was horrified at the end. It was about life and work in Silicon Valley. Once teeming with opportunity, men and women who thought they had it made … Continue reading Surrender or Remain Stuck. Surrender and Win!

Be more like teflon – not Velcro

In his post 'Calm as a Monk: How Equanimity Can Save Your Sanity' Leo Babauta talks about being like Teflon. "Let things roll off you. Understand that there will always be people who are angry or rude or who are having a bad day. Their problems do not have to be yours. If they are … Continue reading Be more like teflon – not Velcro

Your destiny depends entirely on your mental conduct

Someone said to me recently, "I didn't realize how negative I was." If we were to record from sun up to sun down all our thoughts tomorrow, I bet that we would find ourselves quite negative in our outlook. Thoughts come and go so swiftly that we are not always aware. Negative thought habits are … Continue reading Your destiny depends entirely on your mental conduct

Meeting Ben…

I met Ben Zander last Tuesday night. Not in the flesh but through his words in "The Art of Possibility" a book that he collaborated on with his wife Rosamund Stone Zander. Books are precious. They hold all these thoughts and ideas, painting new pictures in our minds and helping us sometimes to re-frame situations … Continue reading Meeting Ben…