According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration half of all adults over the age 18 know someone in recovery from an addiction to alcohol, illicit, or prescription drugs. With that information in mind it’s not surprising that many of us will face questioning how to help an alcoholic friend, coworker or family member. Becoming informed about where to turn in order to get the help ...Continue Reading →
Self Actualization Development
With so much talk of being positive, happy and healthy you don’t hear very much about the most important quality of all to pursue. Self actualization development is what you must improve for health, happiness and love to be the best it can possibly be for you.
Self Actualization comes from Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs:
- Physiological needs: air, water, food, sleep, sex, ...
There are cliché’s, platitudes and expectations for you to “Have an attitude of gratitude”. Sometimes when you are depressed, or going through any level of troubling situations, feeling grateful just isn’t an option. In fact, trying to force yourself to feel thankful when feeling thankful doesn’t work leaves you feeling sucked down deeper into that dark night of the soul you are struggling with.
A confounding thing happens ...Continue Reading →
Most of us turn our backs on our deepest dreams to fit into something safe. Then we die. Maybe we’ll dabble at our dreams from a safe distance to pretend we didn’t sell out. But that’s only pretend. Those dreams are where your true potential is and there are two things that stop you from reaching it.
True happiness is when you are living fully towards ...Continue Reading →
There is a lot of talk about love. Love has been one thing that has been weighing on my mind. Love is such an abstract thing. I love. You love. We love. They love. I’ve been having some serious conversations with family and co-workers, and I have figured out that I love a lot of people. But, one person that I don’t know if I love ...Continue Reading →
Tigger is a character in the 100 Acre Woods, a fictional series by A. A. Milne and has been a favorite of children for generations. He is also one of the greatest motivational characters of all time. He has a clear simple message that is reflected in charming children’s stories. I wanted to remind us adults of Tigger’s message because we tend to forget what is most ...Continue Reading →
When was the last time you really watched yourself go through the day? Chances are you woke up got into your morning routine, then were off and running without a second thought. The day flies by and you realize you didn’t come close to doing everything you’d wanted to. The important missing ingredient to your daily effectiveness was self-awareness.
Being clear about what you like, don’t like, ...Continue Reading →
On my recent trip to the home of Dr. Bob, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, the first thing I heard was “Welcome Home”. The warmth and fellowship was freely offered to everyone that takes the 12 steps up to the front porch of where this program began.
It was an incredible feeling of being genuinely and warmly welcomed. It had nothing to do with recruiting ...Continue Reading →
Men, I’m going to help you get more of what you want out of your relationship. There are particular skills that you can easily start to apply that will take you to new heights of success with your partner. Yes, women need skills too. Many of the relationships skills are the same whether you are a man or a woman, but a few of them are ...Continue Reading →
Disney movies are classic and we all love them no matter how old we are. Growing up, we watched these movies just for the entertainment aspect. Looking back, we realize that there are so many lessons that are taught in these movies. Disney teaches kids life lessons and sometimes they go right over their heads until they become adults. Here are some of those lessons that I ...Continue Reading →