Six Keys for Dealing with Loss & Grief

Every one of us is losing something precious to us. Lost opportunities, lost possibilities, feelings we can never get back again. That’s part of what it means to be alive. ~ Haruki Murakami Loss, grief and sorrow. As you read each word and hear them in your head, they stir up feelings of distress, heartache […]

Good Strategies for Defusing Angry People

I don’t have to attend every argument I’m invited to. ~ Author Unknown Have you ever faced an angry person? I’m guessing it wasn’t pleasant. There are some strategies you can use to help defuse that anger. First, however, you need to understand what anger is and where it comes from. Anger is defined as […]

How to Create Simplicity and Peace for Your Life

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. ~ Steve Maraboli Wouldn’t you love to have a simpler life? A life full of peace and contentment? It is as possible as it is desirable. Here’s the thing. We spend far too much time and effort on the accumulation and […]

‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’- How to Beat the Holiday Blues

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas. ~ Calvin Coolidge You know the song. ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas, let your heart be light.’ (You’re probably singing along in your […]

Peace Begins With You: Make the Faith-Peace Connection

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. ~ C. S. Lewis Peace in your life starts with you. No matter what other people are doing, saying or thinking about you, you are the one who decides how you will feel, think […]

Don’t Be an Emotional Hostage

Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert My husband makes me so A-N-G-R-Y! Those kids – I could just SCREAM! You don’t understand what she/he DID! Oooooh, I just want to cry! The situation at work is so shaky/stressful/bad, I’m just terrified/upset/mad! Recognize […]

How to Make Quality Decisions

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. ~ Tony Robbins 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 […]

How to Deal with Betrayal– 6 Guidelines to Healing and Peace

Betrayal is an interpersonal trauma which shatters assumptions about how we view life and the people close to us. ~ Eileen R. Borris There have been only two times in my life when I truly felt betrayed, when the people and situations I trusted for one outcome turned into something completely unexpected, totally negative and […]

What to Do When You Don’t Understand

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. ~ Søren Kierkegaard Why, God, why? Why is this happening to me? Don’t you know I love You? Why do I have to deal with all this stuff [whatever your ‘stuff’ is]? I just want to live my life without all the challenges […]

How to Find Peace Despite Feelings of Chaos or Overwhelm

You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level. ~ Eckhart Tolle We all know what it’s like – those feelings of overwhelm, confusion, chaos or defeat. It’s like the world is out to get you – and you’d just like to crawl […]