How to Eliminate Mental Toxins – Part Four

The Inner Work Becoming aware of the fears and beliefs that shape our lives is a tremendous first step on the path to freedom from self limitation. Once we’ve identified hindering beliefs and fears, we can work toward reducing, revising or, ideally, replacing them with empowering beliefs that serve to speed us along the path [Read More...]

How to Eliminate Mental Toxins – Part Three

If you’ve read part one and two of Detoxing the Mind, you’ve probably identified some hindering beliefs and fears about you and life.  Take some time to reflect on how these beliefs shape your experiences. Life mirrors beliefs. Every negative, fear-based belief we hold  influences our choices.  It is natural to turn away from discomfort to avoid whatever stands [Read More...]

How to Eliminate Mental Toxins – Part Two

As I mentioned in part one, the things standing between you and your heart’s desires are your beliefs. In response, I received an email stating that some desires cannot be attained regardless of beliefs.  Based on the writer’s examples, I agree.  If your “desire” is to be Brad Pitt’s next wife, it’s not likely, though stranger things have [Read More...]

How to Eliminate Mental Toxins – Part One

Mental toxins, the weight of the past and fears not tied to facts can sabotage every attempt at success and happiness.  Because they “live” inside of us, we believe they are us. In truth, they are the beliefs, negative thoughts and conclusions we’ve drawn from people and experiences. Many of our beliefs slipped into our [Read More...]

Are you living in fear?

Early in my career, my employer sent me to seminar on the psychology of selling. In essence, it was a course in manipulation. In words that made the act sound positive, we were taught to instill fearful beliefs in our customers so they, in an effort to end their discomfort, would buy our products. Before [Read More...]

Becoming Good Enough

I found an exercise from a class I took years ago. The assignment was to answer the following questions: 1) What are the true desires of your heart (the ones that endure & create a feeling of expansion)? 2) What stands between you and your desires? 3) What are the most important relationships in your [Read More...]

Stay Connected

When I write an article, I usually approach it from place of wanting to share something practical, inspirational, or intelligent that will benefit you. If I achieve this, I consider myself successful, but there is room to grow– to let you in. If you’ve ever written to me, you know what connection means to me. What [Read More...]

Rarity is Precious

Rare treasures are valued worldwide. Diamonds are really just pretty rocks that come out of the ground.  They are prized more than other equally stunning rocks because they are incredibly scarce. Elite athletes do a great deal less for society than teachers, but they are celebrated because they possess a talent far more uncommon (but [Read More...]

Welcome New Year!

92% of resolutions fail within two weeks. It doesn’t make the most sense to plan and prepare for an entire year of your life during the busy-ness of the holidays. It takes time to reflect, digest, and sift the good from last year. It also takes time to clean up and clear out our mental [Read More...]

A True Gift

Wherever you are, whatever you practice, take a moment to appreciate everything that matters to you. Let nothing be off limits or judged as more or less worthy of appreciation. This is your life and you are a unique individual whose greatness is revealed by self-acceptance. Today, give thanks for all you’ve done well, all [Read More...]