• Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Cutting Ties to Your Expectations

    Have you ever asked yourself why you expect so much from others? Far too many people expect others to be, act or behave as they would but why. Does it make you feel better in the knowing that others are just like you? Does it make you feel like you are in control? Or does it come from how others in your life hold expectations of you? More than likely it comes from believing that your way is the right way or the only way, but we know that’s not true. NOW is the time to cut ties to your expectations, to stop worrying about everyone else, and start worrying…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    How Much Does Your Life Weigh?

    What is life weight?  Life weight is what you carry around with you on a day-to-day basis that you do not need.  Two of the heaviest pieces of weight we carry with us is past and future weight. We clog ourselves up with negative events from the past and worries about the future not realizing how much damage it is doing to our bodies and minds. This type of life weight will cause you to be out of tune with your Inner Life creating stress, anxiety, depression, weight problems, addictions, frustration, anger, fear and/or disease. The only weight you should be concerned about at any given moment in time is the weight…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    A Happy Life Starts With You

    A happy life starts with you, just as an unhappy life starts with you ~ no one else, just you.  You are the one who controls how you feel about anything and everything, which in turn controls how life is going to feel to you.  Let’s say you are having a bad day.  From the moment your feet hit the floor nothing seems to go the way you want it to.  You are faced with one unwanted situation after another and before you know it you are caught up in a tunnel of frustration, irritation, stress, anxiety, negativity and maybe even anger.  If you keep living and re-living where you…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Admit the Truth for Your Own Happiness

    When you live unhappy more so than happy, there may come a time when the only thing left to do will be to sit down, quiet your mind, and admit the truth for your own happiness. It does not matter what is creating your unhappiness, admitting the truth will set you free because it stops the internal fight and struggle.  You are no longer fighting against what you already know. You are not running or hiding from it.  Once the fight stops, the thing that is creating your unhappiness loses its power over you!  You are now in control! When you fight against the things you are doing or not doing…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Meditation,  Relationships

    Resistance Creates Unhappiness

    The mind can create unhappiness through the thoughts it thinks. If you didn’t think, you wouldn’t have unhappiness because you wouldn’t be thinking of those things that cause you to feel unhappy. Thoughts are what you think, not who you are. Resistance of what is, is your mind gone crazy because you are constantly thinking outside the present moment. This unhappiness is initiated through your resistance to what you don’t want, so essentially you are fighting against an unwanted life experience. You think fighting against it will make it go away but it does just the opposite. Your resistance to that which you do not want will actually make it…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Meditation

    Temporary Bouts of Unhappiness

    There will be times in your life when you experience bouts of unhappiness. These bouts are only temporary if you want them to be. They come from being out of tune with your Inner Life, with who you really are. Once you get back in tune your life will get back to where you want it to be, guaranteed. There are, and will always be, certain life situations which will cause you to become out of tune with your Inner Life. They could range in intensity from something very mild to something as gut wrenching as the loss of a loved one. Regardless the intensity, when you remain within yourself…

  • Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Meditation

    Inner Life Breathing

    Inner Life Breathing is a valuable practice. Not only does it instantly move you into the present moment, putting you back in tune with your Inner Life, but it also promotes over-all feelings of well-being, relaxation, relieves tension, stress, anxiety and helps with insomnia. Inner Life breathing will also increase the oxygen in your bloodstream which will help lower blood pressure and heart rate. Once it becomes a part of your daily routine, it can be done anywhere at any time. To start, you may find it helpful to begin your practice at bedtime and upon waking when you can close your eyes and leave all distractions behind. In time,…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Relationships

    Turning Bumps Into Stepping Stones

    “I’ve failed, but I’m strong enough to have been able to turn this experience around.  I’ve stumbled and faltered, but I’ve turned the bumps in my road into stepping-stones.” – Anonymous Failure is only failure if you perceive it to be.  There is no failure when you turn the bumps in your road into stepping-stones.  A stepping stone is symbolic of a positive movement forward; a step in the right direction.  When you are able to embrace negative life experiences so much so that you see value in them; they lose power over you because the unwanted is now wanted. Without the unwanted your true desires would never be born. …

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Relationships

    Put It In the Jar

    About 4 years ago I was helping a 5-year-old boy who was living a difficult life.  Not only was he was learning the negative beliefs and behaviors of his parents who were both addicts and verbally abusive, but he was living with a lot of anger. During a short period of time I became his friend, confidant, parent, punching bag, companion and teacher.  We went through many painful times together but we also had some very joyful times. I remembered something he and I did that helped to relieve his anger and the things that bothered him.  It started with an art class.  He and I would do one form of…

  • Appreciation,  Depression,  General,  Happiness,  Law of Attraction,  Meditation,  Relationships

    Higher Energy Frequencies through Appreciation

    Appreciation is not just about gratitude but also worth, quality, importance, and awareness of the wonderful things and people in our lives. When you make appreciation a daily practice, focusing on the gratitude, worth, quality, importance and awareness of all that is good, it creates higher frequencies in your energy. These frequencies put you more in tune with your Inner Life, with who you really are. They will also release negativity associated with any resistance you may be allowing from an unwanted life experience.  Focusing on what is pleasing in your life literally removes you from what is not. The Power of Appreciation – The Key to a Vibrant Life The…