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How to Avoid the Fog of Overwhelm Part II

Overwhelm

In my last post, Avoiding the Fog of Overwhelm Part I, I discussed the state of overwhelm, what it is, how it happens and how it affects us. To recap briefly, overwhelm happens when there is too much information (message units) coming into our conscious awareness. Our minds only have a certain capacity, like a cup that you can only pour so much … [Read more...]

Stop It! 43 Things To Stop Doing NOW

43 Things to Stop Doing Now

Stop saying "I hate _." That makes you a hater. Stop acting like you're the only one with problems. Stop complaining to people that can't do anything about it. They don't want to hear. Stop complaining if nothing can be done about it. Just stop complaining, already! Stop wishing that what is, isn't and that what isn't, is. Deal with what … [Read more...]

Happiness and The Hypnosis of the Culture Part II

Happiness

Here's a parable that I think speaks to the topic of happiness and the hypnosis of the culture. One day a monk stopped by the house of a wealthy man and found the owner busily filling a large steel chest  with gold and silver coins. Puzzled, the monk asked him what he was doing. The man replied, "Sir, you have no cares. The faithful feed you, … [Read more...]

Happiness and the Hypnosis of the Culture, Part I

hypnotic trance

You might've heard the story of the guy walking down the street and sees another guy looking for something by the side of the road. "Hey" the first guy says,"What are you looking for?" "I'm looking for my keys", says the other guy. "Let me help you! Where did you see them last?" "In my house." "Um, so why you are looking for them out … [Read more...]

Being Grateful for the Things that Went Wrong

  As we approach Thanksgiving, much will be written this week about gratitude, how to give thanks, counting blessings, how not to stuff yourself like a tick, etc. I'd like to suggest being grateful for things in your life that went wrong. Things that didn't go according to plan. Now before I go any further let me say that, … [Read more...]

31 Scary Questions to Ask Yourself

  It's all about scary this week as we approach Halloween and Day of the Dead.  It's a time when it's fun to be scared, as long as we know that it's just a movie, or someone dressed up as the walking dead. Truth is, there are plenty of really scary things out there.  But by far, the scariest things are those that we hide … [Read more...]

The #1 Thing Holding You Back from Success

Beliefs keeping you from success

One day, employees at a company got to the office and saw a big sign on the door that read: "Yesterday, the person who has been holding you back from success at this company passed away. We invite you to join the funeral currently in progress at the gymnasium." Many of the employees shook their heads at first, saddened by the fact that one of … [Read more...]

Persistence, Faith and the Chinese Bamboo Tree

Persistence

Here is a parable of  persistence and faith: the story of the Chinese Bamboo tree. This tree is like all trees in that it requires watering and feeding to make it grow. What is unique about the Chinese Bamboo is that for the first year after the seed is planted, there in no apparent growth. In spite of all the watering and care, it seems as … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Take responsibility for your ability to feel grateful now. Realize that nothing outside of you needs to change or be different for you to feel grateful. Have a mantra. Create the habit of repeating a word or phrase to say throughout the day to bring you into present moment awareness. “Be Here Now”, or “What is this?” or “This is my life, right … [Read more...]

Five Steps to Finding Your Life’s Purpose (Guaranteed!)

There seem to be a lot of people these days looking for their life's purpose. I googled "How to find your life's purpose" and came up with 94 million results. I searched a few of the 94 million results and found that most involved writing stuff down, going back to childhood, what brings you joy, etc. When I was looking for my life's purpose, none … [Read more...]

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