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...


You see things and you say, Why?
But I dream things that never were and say, Why not? ~George Bernard Shaw



For those who are bored with life, the path to happiness almost always comes through service to the less-fortunate. ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Enjoy Life

If we like what we do, if we always do our best, then we are really enjoying life. We are having fun, we don’t get bored, we don’t have frustrations. ~don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness and the Heart

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart – not from the mind. ~Sheri Rosenthal
The heart is always right – if there’s a question of choosing between the mind and the heart – because mind is a creation of the society. It has been educated. You have been given it by the society, not by existence. The heart is unpolluted. ~Osho

Just Remember

Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected. ~Josh Billings

Embrace your intuition, listen to your gut reaction and follow your heart. ~Kathy Horton

More Advice

Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. ~Joan Rivers

Embrace your intuition, listen to your gut reaction and follow your heart. ~Kathy Horton


A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice – but when you don’t follow it, they still respect and love you. ~Doris Wild Helmering

You cannot change others so don’t be attached when giving advice. ~Kathy Horton



I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. ~Oscar Wilde


At all times and under all circumstances, we have the power to transform the quality of our lives. ~Werner Erhard

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t. ~Erica Jong

Renewed is the power to transform; making each moment a new beginning. ~Sherry Petro-Surdel



Every decision you make – every decision – is not a decision about what to do.
It’s a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities
to do what you came here to do. ~Neale Donald Walsch



Whatever you can do, or dream you can, Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, Begin it now. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~Nelson Mandela
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius

Inner Voice

Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. ~Wayne Dyer
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. ~Frederick Koenig
The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. ~Neale Donald Walsch


A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love. Love is what we are born with.  Fear is what we learn.  ~Marianne Williamson