Intentions for Accepting Others As They Are in 2014

Intentions for Accepting Others As They Are in 2014

Because accepting others as they are is vital to our over all well-being and contentment (See my post, “Five Good Reasons For Accepting People as They Are”), I have found it helpful to formulate acceptance intentions to follow and review...

How to Let Go of Stress and Anxiety During the Holidays

How to Let Go of Stress and Anxiety During the Holidays

*Below is a previous post (slightly edited) that will reduce holiday induced stress and anxiety. The holiday season is a time of great stress and anxiety for most people.   We are forced to plod through heavy traffic, wade through crowded stores...

Does Accepting Others as They Are Really Help?

Does Accepting Others as They Are Really Help?

In these highly divisive, hectic, and chaotic times, accepting others as they are is more vital than ever to our overall well being and contentment. (See my post, “Five Good Reasons for Accepting People as They Are”).  This is confirmed by...

Intentions for Letting Go of Control in 2013

Intentions for Letting Go of Control in 2013

Because of their importance to my serenity, I annually review and update my intentions for letting go of control.  Such intentions are highly effective in reducing our need or compulsion to control others and things.   Below are my intentions for...

Tips for Letting Go of Stress During the Holidays

Tips for Letting Go of Stress During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of great stress and anxiety for most people.   We are forced to plod through heavy traffic, wade through crowded stores with too few sales clerks, incur unwanted financial burdens, and attend family gatherings fraught...

An Overlooked Key to Improving Your Life

An Overlooked Key to Improving Your Life

Most of us strive to improve our lives emotionally, spiritually, creatively and financially, and we continually explore ways to do so.   The means we try are numerous, varied, and personal.   Some people read self-improvement books; others attend...

Five Good Reasons For Accepting People As They Are*

Five Good Reasons For Accepting People As They Are*

There’s a good reason why dogs are considered “man’s best friend.”   They offer us unconditional acceptance! Even when we’re mad at them or mistreat them, they accept us–often with a wagging tale! Now with...

Are Control Freaks Healthy?

Are Control Freaks Healthy?

“Are Alpha Males Healthy?” is the lead article in the Personal Journal section of the September 13 Wall Street Journal.    Alphas are “ambitious, assertive, confident and competitive,” says psychiatrist T.Byram Karasu in the article—all...

Writing Love Poems by Letting Go of Control

Writing Love Poems by Letting Go of Control

For me, composing poems encompasses letting go of control, particularly in the sense of not overthinking and overanalyzing them. I begin with my intention and then jot down words and phrases that evoke that intention, not really concerning myself...

Control Freaks Suffer, Too—And You Can Help Them!

Control Freaks Suffer, Too—And You Can Help Them!

  In my media interviews with respect to the recent publication of Losing Control, Finding Serenity: How the Need to Control Hurts Us and How to Let It Go, interviewers and listeners alike often relate their considerable angst and discomfort...

Finding Serenity

Finding Serenity

As the author of Losing Control, Finding Serenity, I am sometimes asked what I mean by “serenity.” I realize that serenity means different things to different people.    For many, it means peace and tranquility.   For others, it means...

Losing Control, Finding Flow

Losing Control, Finding Flow

We often hear people talk about “going with the flow” when discussing  how they intend to deal with important issues and challenges in their lives.   I think for most, that means they wish to engage matters as they naturally arise, without...