How to Find the Courage to Change

How to Find the Courage to Change

[Author’s note: I suggested the topic of “The Courage to Change: Tips for making big life changes and how small changes often pave the way” without giving it too much thought. I’ve made lots of changes in my life and helped others make changes in theirs. Most recently I moved away from consumer culture to… Read more

Put Up or Shut Up

Put Up or Shut Up

The title may sound a bit abrasive, but I’ve found the maxim of “put up or shut up” to be true for me more often than not, and because I’ve been slacking in this area lately, I thought I’d share some of my recent thoughts on it with you. Read more

The Angry Man’s Guide to Anger Management

The Angry Man’s Guide to Anger Management

[Caution: Emotional full monte to follow. If you’d rather not go there, but would rather see funny cat pictures instead, I don’t blame you. That’s where I was in the not-too-distant past. However, if you’re open to playing with fire and letting it all hang out, then welcome.] The funny thing about putting the things… Read more

6 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back and Jumpstart Your Life

6 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back and Jumpstart Your Life

Every single one of us has gotten to a point in our lives where we feel stuck – we’ve lost our mojo, life is somewhat colorless and bland, and things just don’t make a whole lot of sense to us anymore. “What is this mojo he speaks of?” It might mean different things to different… Read more

Are You Living in the NOW?

Are You Living in the NOW?

We’ve all heard about the magic of present-moment awareness. It’s not a new concept (Buddhists have been touting it for centuries) but it’s enjoyed a revival in recent years with those of us looking for a more serene, joy-filled approach to living. My 14-year-old son is my best teacher of staying in the now. I… Read more

How to Feel Blissfully Comfortable in Your Own Skin

How to Feel Blissfully Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Sounds nice, right? So what’s keeping you from it and why don’t you just claim it? The only thing standing between you and that kind of freedom and confidence is your inability to live authentically from your innermost core. Notice that I’m not telling you to be authentic because it will make you a better… Read more

Give Yourself Permission

Give Yourself Permission

We live in a society that tends to worship and celebrate individuality and creativity in the few, the stars or the celebrities or the experts, yet we embrace conformity in expressing it in our own lives. Why is that? Maybe it’s because too often, we give other people the power of permission over our lives,… Read more

I’ve Got Friends in Low Places

I’ve Got Friends in Low Places

Sometimes, the very things which define us as being adults, such as reliability and consistency and stability, work against us. We come to a place where we think we know all we need to know, and we end up failing to notice many of the details in the world around us anymore. And that can… Read more