The Enneagram uses numbers as a way to sort personalities; I thought I was a two, and then I realized I am a nine. And then, I didn’t know what to do with that knowledge. I’m an Enneagram 9—now what? … More I’m an Enneagram 9 — Now What?
Was yesterday a good day or a bad day? Why? If you know why then you’re ahead of the game. That knowledge can help you have more good days than bad. Here’s my simple plan: every day ask yourself: What would need to happen to make today a good day? It might take some practice … More What Would Make Today a Good Day?
My youngest child just started college & my gift was 18 pieces of advice — some of which are good for anyone. … More 18 Pieces of Advice for my 18-year-old College Freshman
What if you could be happy today? What if you were content with what you have? That doesn’t mean you stop striving or learning. But what if you could be happy along the way? This is where Holland comes in … … More Welcome to Holland: A New Perspective
How do you see the world? Cup half-full, half-empty, or a bit of both? And what if someone does something really annoying or thoughtless — are you immediately angry? While most of us cannot stop our immediate reaction of being angry, frustrated or resentful, it is very likely that we can “get over it.” In … More Choose Your Lens: Choose How You See the World
I am not a fan of new year’s resolutions. I didn’t make any this year, or for many years. But I’m a big believer in mindful changes — actively reflecting and thoughtfully committing to new habits. So, on new year’s day I sat down and made a list. I used a 3 x 5 index … More My New Year’s Plan
When we feel hurt by someone, we don’t always recognize the pain — it might feel like anger instead. But we are likely truly hurt and we are truly suffering. Perhaps you think a friend is neglecting you. Or was your mother, brother or aunt not generous enough in their gift? Do you feel angry … More ‘Tis the Season … of Giving and Connecting