Filling in the gaps

After a hectic 2013 and certainly a stormy start to a new year, I spent some time in reflection hoping to find a greater meaning and purpose for what my next few months and year will bring forth. We are all reminded daily of the powerful forces of nature and how it impacts our lives.

Breaking Bad

Not to be confused with the television series This article is about those of you who are stuck in a poor pathway in life. You continue to conduct the same actions and behaviors over and over again. It is almost like you are stuck in repeat mode.

Practicing Positivity

When people experience a typical and less than desirable circumstances in their lives, there is sometimes a tendency to become habitually pessimistic. Pessimism can and will lead to even more negative outcomes. But know this: All that is required to change your habit is practicing positive thinking. When you practice positivity, you affect your overall wellbeing and actually shift gears that will ultimately shift behavior.

Learning to fly

Have you ever witnessed the majestic eagle in flight? It is one of nature's most amazing spectacles. They appear to fly flawlessly as if they themselves were taming the winds with their wings.

Redeeming your true self

The Dalai Lama, who has dedicated his true self to helping others with his thoughtful wisdom and compassion once said, "With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world." Before you can begin building a better world for yourself and for those around you, in your community and beyond, you must first practice being your true self.

What do you really want?

It takes self-discipline to accomplish your dreams. If you want to lose weight, you must discipline your mind and mouth. If you want to change your career or job, it takes time and effort on your part to prepare for the new possibilities to become your reality with focus and determination.