Eliminating Excuses

Seven questions to begin the process of eliminating excuses from Dr. Wayne Dyer in his book, Excuses Begone. 1. Is it true? 2. Where did it come from? 3. What is your payoff? 4. What would your life look like if you did not have that belief? 5. Can you create a...

An Acronym for Problems

John Maxwell presents in his book, The Difference Maker an acronym for PROBLEMS. P – is for predictors which help us mold our future R – is for reminders – a reminder we cannot succeed alone O – is for opportunities that pull us out of the ruts, prompting us to think...

Inside the Head of a Therapist and the Lessons Learned

Eight Life Lessons from Sherry Petro-Surdel. Lessons Learned as a Therapist. There is always a payoff and a payback for any behavior we engage in. You cannot change what you are not aware of. We can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created the problem. We...


Now is a great time to make a list of the things you use to believe but no longer do. The power in doing this lies in seeing your ability to change your mindset. Anything that you believe that does not match who you are, can be changed. ~Sherry Petro-Surdel





The Power of Words and Actions

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. ~Napoleon Hill
An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by its own fullness, not by its reception. ~Harold Loukes

Life Passing You By

Do not live anymore of your life as a spectator. Life can only pass you by if you are not engaged in it. Live your life fully present, fully participating. Please don’t sit on the sidelines of your life. Where are you being a spectator in your own life? ~Sherry Petro-Surdel




Gratitude for Beauty

And in the evening, when I lie in bed and end my prayers with the words, ‘I thank you, God, for all that is good and clear and beautiful, I am filled with joy’… I don’t think then of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains…

I’ve found that there is always some beauty left in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you. Look at these things, and then you find yourself again, and God, and then you regain your balance. ~Anne Frank

Do No Harm

An honorable test to see if your words, actions and goals measure the Do No Harm test.

  • Ask yourself will this bring me harm?
  • Will this bring harm to someone?
  • Will this harm creation?

~Sherry Petro-Surdel



Level Playing Field

Sometimes it doesn’t feel like a level playing field does it?  It’s true; if you understand the Law of Attraction and its’ underlying principle that “thoughts become things”, you have a distinctly unfair advantage.  ~Your Right Brain


It seems everything comes in stages. We have stages of development both physically and emotionally. We even have spiritual stages. The thing about stages is they are about moving not about being stagnant. Take a look at your life, where are you not moving, growing, developing? ~Sherry Petro-Surdel




Geshe Michael Roache tells us that: “There is no word in Tibetan for ‘guilty’. The closest thing is ‘intelligent regret that decides to do things differently.’”
How would your day change if you spent more time mapping a new strategy from lessons learned instead of spending time with regret of things done?

Are You a Master Student or a Dabbler?

A master student of life is focused on achieving. A dabbler is one who is not sure of what he/she wants to accomplish, so they are always playing with ideas but not focusing on them. Your success is determined by your focus? What is your area of focus? ~Sherry Petro-Surdel


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