When Your Life Feels Like a Mess, It’s Time to Go Within

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “My life is an absolute mess … and I have no idea how to fix it”? Perhaps you’re encountering a virtual stew of problems, that may include financial struggles, relationship problems, career confusion, health and wellness issues, or a general lack of clarity about the direction and purpose of your life  (and … [Read more...]

What You Have to Remember About Overcoming Your Fears

The cave you fear to enter

I’m pretty sure that Joseph Campbell was speaking metaphorically when he made this famous statement, but on this day I took the message literally as I was about to enter an actual cave. This blog post is about facing your fears, so bear with me while I tell a short story. You have to know the story to relate to the lessons learned … lessons that … [Read more...]

Don’t Try to Be Someone You’re Not for Somebody Else

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In a previous post here, I talked about an Outrageous Act of Self-Love: Taking Off Your Masks.         I thought I'd do a quick follow-up to the post, with another encouragement to live authentically. It's your life  and you don't  serve yourself or anyone else  by pretending to be someone you're not.   It might work for a while, but in the long … [Read more...]

What Are You Willing to Do to Be Happier?

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You want to be happy.  You're dreaming of being happy.  With your whole body and soul, you yearn to find happiness ... true lasting happiness ... the happiness that you know deep down in your heart has the potential to set you free. Yet, when you're put to the test of what you're willing to do to be happier, you throw up one objection after the … [Read more...]

Create the Life You Want: Take Responsibility

The Blame Game.

It's hard to believe that from its humble beginnings with just a few dozen followers, the Believe and Create Facebook Community is now 158,000+ strong.    It's been an honor and a privilege to get to know so many of you.  I’ve learned so much since launching this effort ... about our hopes, fears, dreams, insecurities, beliefs, and more.  We have … [Read more...]

When You Truly Accept Yourself, Your Life Just Works Better

All I have to do today is be myself -- because I am more than good enough.

There’s nothing wrong with you.     Let me repeat that statement one more time so you can take it in more fully:      There’s nothing wrong with you.   How does that concept make you feel?  Maybe it filled you with a sense of relief … it affirmed that you’re okay and that made you feel better. Or, maybe your mind flat-out rejected the idea, … [Read more...]

The #1 Thing You Must Do After You Make a Mistake

Mistakes aren't meant to defeat you

I make mistakes.    I fall down.   There I said it; I make mistakes and I know it. How about you?  Do you ever make mistakes … do you ever fall down, too? Here are a few of what I consider to be my “classic” mistakes… the ones that seem to trip me up most often:   I speak when I should listen. I spend money when I should save … [Read more...]

Taking Off Your Masks: An Outrageous Act of Self-Love

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As a child, I loved Halloween and the ability to transform into anyone I wanted to be.  A mask and a hand-made costume was all I needed for a fun-filled night spent wandering up and down our neighborhood streets, gathering gobs of sugary treats.  Wearing a mask for a night was great fun.  Truth be told, they seldom stayed on for the full night -- … [Read more...]

7 Valuable Lessons from Wisdom Meets Passion

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I'm a sucker for books that challenge me to think and act in new ways.    Beyond that,  I've been a fan of Dan Miller's work for a few years now.  So I was excited to see that his newest effort, When Wisdom Meets Passion co-authored with his son Jared Angaza, had been released. A few pages in, I became "hooked" on the book's  message when I saw … [Read more...]

Show Some Enthusiasm!

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  Are you walking around in life down in the dumps and hoping something will magically change? Magic might happen, but those are long-shot odds my friend. Instead of embracing the Gloomy Gus whom most of us befriend from time to time -- try taking a proactive approach to adding more happiness in your life. Here's a simple thing you … [Read more...]