Trust Life. Continue to Work Your Ass Off.

Trusting life instead of worrying doesn’t mean you stop working your ass off, and it doesn’t mean that you don’t address the things that need your attention. I have found that this is a sticking point for many, as it was for me for awhile, so I want...
If you can’t change the person…

If you can’t change the person…

You know the old adage, you can’t try and change the person you love? That is true, we have to figure out how to love them exactly where and how they are. And that is hard and sometimes leaves us feeling trapped and dis-empowered (aka, unhappy). BUT, what we can...
Music from our childhood holds keys to our present health.

Music from our childhood holds keys to our present health.

I was driving in San Jose today, on a In-N-Out run, and a classic rock station was on.  The first song that come on was Take the Long Way Home by Supertramp.  That song was pure joy from my childhood.  Everyone in my family loved that song, and whenever it came on, no...
Putting It Together: Respecting Feelings AND Boundaries

Putting It Together: Respecting Feelings AND Boundaries

We all have a right to our feelings and we need to respect those feelings, both our own and others – but we need to hold ourselves and others to skillfully respond/handle those emotions in a constructive way.  Skillfully navigate our feels by owning how we...

Boundaries. We gotta talk about those.

Last week I wrote about how respecting feelings is essential for health — well, there’s an equally important other side of this equation, and that is about boundaries. This is exponentially harder than simply respecting feelings, because it relies on our...
Why is Respecting Feelings Vital to Health?

Why is Respecting Feelings Vital to Health?

We cannot be healthy without respecting our feelings,  and we can’t have healthy relationships without respecting the feelings of the people in our lives, and having them reciprocate by respecting our feelings. And yet, this is something that I find to be so...
The Power of Flow aka Being in the Zone.

The Power of Flow aka Being in the Zone.

You know when you see a basketball player go on a hot streak, sinking three after three in an unbelievable, super human feat of accuracy and consistency? In Find More Strength, I talk a lot about the 5 pillars — 5 practices to help us build inner strength, day...
Wonder Woman Inspiration: Are we deserving?

Wonder Woman Inspiration: Are we deserving?

It’s not about deserve, it’s about what you believe. And I believe in love. – Wonder Woman If you haven’t yet seen Wonder Woman, don’t worry, I won’t spoil it for you… but I will share one quote that happens at a key point in the film,...
The Power of “Mood” Music for Building Inner Strength

The Power of “Mood” Music for Building Inner Strength

I know I am a bit of a broken record: practicing Gratitude, Compassion, Courage, Surrender and Openness/Curiosity, as much as possible, and remembering to practice especially when it is easy, is the key to building inner strength, and building inner strength is the...

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