Personal Environment vs. Peace of Mind

Alchemy is the process of changing lead into gold. Inner alchemy (personal transformation) occurs when we clear our clutter – internal and external – and let go of things that no longer serve us well. This creates balance and space, a place that nurtures contentment, which I believe is true success. ~ Laurie Buchanan You […]

How to Make Quality Decisions

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Making quality decisions is a cornerstone for living a quality life. Of course, we all know that. But knowing and doing are two different things. I know I shouldn’t have dessert tonight, but … I know I should exercise […]

What to Do When Relationships Fail

Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational. ~ Hugh Mackay A friend’s daughter just found out her husband is having an affair and wants a divorce. She and the kids are devastated, shocked and angry. Sound familiar? My heart hurts for the people involved. How would you […]

How to Cope with Holiday Stress: 6 Tips to Help You Keep Your Peace

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it. ~ Sydney J. Harris Have you noticed that the holidays seem to bring out the best … and worst … in people? It seems every friend, relative and client has a ‘Scrooge’ story to share. Spouses who don’t want the house decorated or […]

Defeat Perfectionism: How to Relax and Be Yourself

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best. Strive for excellence, not perfection. ~ Jackson Brown I’ve told you before that I’m bossy. Luckily, I get away with it most of the time. I’ve got a supportive husband, and staff members that strive to please. But I have to […]

What to Do When Things Get Tough: Consider Jesus

Anything under God’s control is never out of control. ~ Charles Swindoll When someone asks how you’re doing, do you often respond, “I’m OK, considering the circumstances”? Are you so wrapped up in what’s going on around you that you forget what’s going on inside you? It’s easy to do, I’ll admit, but there is […]

7 Tips to Help You Rest in God

We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature—trees, flowers, grass—grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence … we need silence to be able to touch souls. ~ Mother Teresa We have […]

Create the Life You Want: 5 Keys Areas That Require Self-Control

You have power over your mind—not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ~ Marcus Aurelius Have you noticed, almost everything in life provides you with a choice. Some of them are easy: coffee or tea, chicken or steak, go or don’t go. Then there are slightly harder choices. You can be neat […]

How to Hold onto Your Peace!

Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it. ~ Brian Tracey When I think of all the words I could use to describe a perfect life, ‘peace’ seems to me to be the most meaningful. When I have peace, everything flows more smoothly. Peace encompasses a sense of […]

Get Real! Don’t Be Double Minded

Words are the catalyst that turns the substance of faith into physical manifestation. ~ Annette Capps For many of us, the reality is that we lead double lives much of the time. I’m not talking about the obvious things, like being civil to someone you don’t like or professing enjoyment when you’re bored to tears. […]