Say Affirmations to Foster Self-acceptance

“There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” ~Anthony de Mello What disempowering beliefs do you carry with you? Think about a negative belief you created out of an unpleasant experience you had. This […]

Forgive Yourself

“I, who have never willfully pained another, have no business to pain myself.” ~Marcus Aurelius Does something you did in the past trouble you? So much so that you feel haunted by guilt, remorse and self-blame. Maybe you have been beating yourself up for years and being overly self-critical about what happened. If so, it’s […]

Do What Scares You

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Doing what we fear can be scary. But any time we step out of our comfort zone, the place where we feel most at home, we grow. Sometimes we grow exponentially to the point where we may not even recognize ourselves. But why do we […]

Accept Your Life

“Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” ~William James It’s difficult to accept what we dislike about our lives. We may not be where we want to be, stuck in jobs we don’t like anymore, tolerating relationships that aren’t working […]

Write Down Your Goals

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.” ~Peter F. Drucker Writing goals down is the first step toward achieving them and can even help you understand what you want says Author Henriette Anne Klauser in her book, Write It Down, Make It Happen: Knowing What You Want And Getting […]

Give the Gift of Kindness

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” ~Dalai Lama XIV In the spirit of giving, think about a gesture of kindness you can make to someone who you know or to a complete […]