Questions We’re Afraid to Ask – #3

Holding onAm I holding onto something that I need to let go of?

The great Buddha once said, “Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

Could this not actually be said of pretty much anything we may be hanging onto that is not serving us in any positive way in our current life?   Continue reading

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Questions We’re Afraid to Ask – #2

What worries me about the future?

What worries me about the future?Worrying can be one of the most unproductive and emotionally taxing things one can do. We’ve all done it at one time or another, and there are those who do it continually.  They’re simply chronic worriers.  We all know them.  You may be one yourself.   Continue reading

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40 Questions We’re Afraid to Ask – #1

If today were the last day of my life . . .

If today were the last day of my lifeWhile pulling together ideas and contents for my last post on the questions we ask, I came across a fascinating blog by Mark and Angel Chernoff and a post they had written entitled “40 Questions We’re Afraid to Ask“. In reading through these questions I thought it would be worthwhile to explore each one from a first-person perspective over the next forty days as a way of helping each of us (myself included) gain a deeper understanding into why it is we do (or don’t do) some of the things we do (or don’t do).  Continue reading

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The questions we ask ourselvesThe Questions We Ask Ourselves

In my last post I mentioned the idea that the answers we seek are always there.  We just ask the wrong questions.  And even on those rare occasions that we DO ask the right questions. far too often we don’t take time to listen for the answer Continue reading

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LISTEN-SILENT-Have you ever noticed they're the same letters?listen . . . silent . . . the same thing

It has been awhile since I’ve posted on this blog. All for good reason. The time has well been spent, completing a certification course I’ve been working on since last June, as well as spending time just listening.

Do you ever do that . . . just . . . listen?   Continue reading

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missing the trainMissing the Train

Have you ever found yourself in the position of missing the train?  You got to the station just a minute too late and were forced to stand there and watch the train pull away from the station without you.  Do you feel like you’re perpetually making wrong choices?  Is your life story one of one missed opportunity after another?   Continue reading

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The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable PeopleThe 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

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Acknowledging the abundance of the universeAcknowledging the Abundance of the Universe

I’ve posted at least two articles on the importance of gratitude in our lives and how a sense or attitude of gratitude is the beginning of everything, including prosperity and abundance in our lives.  Here I’d like to continue that theme with the words of Deepak Chopra from his latest 21-day meditation series on Desire and Destiny, in which he so eloquently brings our attention to the vital importance of moving away from a life of competition and separation to acknowledging the abundance of the Universe and the fact that we are surrounded by abundance.   Continue reading

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Thank youIt all starts right here

The idea of gratitude has become almost trite in our society.  So many articles and blog posts.  So many books.  So many graphics.  So many inspiring (and often uninspiring) speeches.  You find yourself saying, “If I see another word or video about gratitude . . .”, or “Yeah, yeah, I’ve heard this all before.  So what else is new?”  But . . . truly . . . it all starts right here.   Continue reading

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Is it really about the money?

money issuesIs it really about the money?

I’ve conducted several coaching sessions recently in which the presented issue was money and finances.  One centered on a couple who couldn’t seem to resolve issues over the timely payment of bills.  Another involved a person who tends to be extremely generous in giving to others, then time after time turns around and begins to feel like she is being taken advantage of and ends up losing friendships over it.  But the question becomes, is it really about the money, or are there other, much deeper issues at play here?  Continue reading

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