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...


Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude. ~Dale Carnegie

Happiness depends upon ourselves. ~Aristotle






Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances. ~Mahatma Gandhi






A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you just the same. ~Elbert Hubbard






The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. ~Elbert Hubbard






One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life. ~Napoleon Hill






May God grant you always…
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
~Irish Blessing






Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. ~Tony Robbins






The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers. ~Brian Greene






Trust your own inner guidance. Have faith that your steps are carrying you toward your dreams. Keep your eyes on the heavens and believe that your feet will carry you well. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie






It takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it. ~Anonymous
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.  ~Frank Crane
Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. ~Albert Einstein





Heart and Intuition

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition – they somehow already know what you truly want to become. – Steve Jobs






Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next. ~Jonas Salk

Everyone who wills, can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone. ~Mahatma Gandhi






The power of imagination makes us infinite. ~John Muir

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand. ~Albert Einstein