The Importance of Rest

If your week has been as challenging as mine, you’re ready to rest and recharge. For me, the healthiest way to “power up,” take a “rest from stress” and reconnect to truth and beauty is through “otium sanctum” or “holy leisure." “Otium…

Trust Me

Have you ever noticed that the most trusting people are often the most trustworthy, and that the most untrustworthy people often don’t trust others?  One of the more shocking realizations my clients make is when they realize that they may…

Do Away With Debt Weight

The trouble with trying to repay debt with money is that it really isn’t any fun. Chasing dollars at the expense of our happiness is debilitating. And even after our debt is paid, we may be left chasing the next thing we need to borrow for…

Keepin’ It Real

Resolutions are infamous for not working. Many of us don’t make them, or are so disheartened when hearing them that we roll our eyes as we think, “Ugh, right, that’s not going to happen!” Whenever we make a resolution or promise, there is…

The Heart of the Holidays

Religious choices aside, there’s a special something that we all seek to feel during the holidays. It’s a feeling beyond words and might be best described by “feeling moments”: moments like walking into our home and watching family members…

Empower Yourself with Kindness

Although self-sacrifice has its place in times of crisis, a life lived without regular regard and support for what’s best for us can lead to unfulfilled dreams, misery, and escapism through addictive behaviors. Instead of sacrificing…

How to Look Within

In today’s era of personal growth junkies, the saying “look within” is as common as “yoga” and “meditation.” But how can we start looking for something we’ve never seen? In today’s article, we’ll explore the five personal gates we can open…

We All Have Willpower

“Congratulations ! I have good news. We are now absolutely positive that your willpower is, in fact, working! It willed you to eat those Cheetos! Now, let’s get to know the part of you that believes that those little, orange cruchies are a…

A Healthy Surprise

Coming from a Lake Wobegon culture of Wisconsin farm families, where bailing hay, cutting timber, and loading trucks was the norm, the idea of “working out” was a foreign concept. The saying, “if you have to ‘work out,’ you aren’t working…