Succeeding Through Failure

Are you stuck in your life, fearing that you will fail if you go for what you really want? You CAN get unstuck!

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and . . . → Read More: Succeeding Through Failure

9 Secrets For A Joyful Life

Joy is our birthright – a gift of Spirit. Discover the choices you can make to lead a joyful life.


1. Self-Compassion Rather Than Self-Judgment

In the 44 years I’ve been counseling clients, I’ve never had a client who was not judging themselves—and not realizing the profound negative effects of self-judgment. Most are afraid to let go of self-judgment, believing that without judging themselves, they will sit and do nothing. When they finally take the risk of self-compassion, they realize that, far from doing nothing, they are now motivated to be far more productive and creative. If they were previously doing well, it was in spite of their self-judgment, not because of it. If they were not doing well, it was because the self-judgment was immobilizing them.

Moving into compassion for ourselves—for our painful feelings, for our mistakes and failures, for being human—is magical! Self-compassion opens us to learning, healing and new choices that can bring us much joy. Continue reading 9 Secrets For A Joyful Life

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Do You See The Obstacle Or The Goal?

Where does your mind generally go – to the obstacles or to the goal? You CAN change your mindset if it is stopping you from having what you want.

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford

What happens for you when you get a great idea about something you want to do—a new business, a creative project, a vacation and so on? If it really is a great idea for you, you likely feel a sense of excitement about it. I’ve learned that my feelings of excitement let me know that this idea is a good one for me—that it is on the right track regarding what is in my highest good.

What often happens next? Continue reading Do You See The Obstacle Or The Goal?

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“I Can’t Do It”

“He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an indisputable law.” – Henry Ford

Have you ever noticed how often you say, “I can’t”?

“I can’t lose weight.” “I can’t find my soul mate.” “I can’t find a job I love.” “I can’t take care of myself.” . . . → Read More: “I Can’t Do It”

Do You Avoid Failure Like the Plague?

What are you sacrificing by focusing on avoiding mistakes and failure, rather than on learning and growth? Fun? Joy? Love? Success? . . . → Read More: Do You Avoid Failure Like the Plague?