12 Negative Thoughts Holding You Back

  We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking — unknown Your thoughts today create your life tomorrow.  Here are twelve destructive thoughts to flush out of your mind. “My past is indicative of my future.” – Do not judge failed attempts and mistakes as an indicationContinue reading “12 Negative Thoughts Holding You Back”

The Happiest Person In America—Could It Be You?

I think we’d all like to be happier, especially in times of stress. Sometimes we may look at others who seem to have it all figured out, or just seem to be happy most of the time, and perhaps wonder what they do to stay happy, when there are so many stressors in life. Apparently,Continue reading “The Happiest Person In America—Could It Be You?”

Why is the Science of Psychology important for Spas │ The Science of Wellbeing

My colleagues in the spa industry sometimes ask me why I focus so much on the science of psychology.  In fact, people often assume that if I am studying psychology I must be preparing myself to leave the world of spas.  The connection between spas and psychology does not seem to be clear at firstContinue reading “Why is the Science of Psychology important for Spas │ The Science of Wellbeing”

Advice on Looking Adversity Straight in the Eye

Be prepared for adversity by looking it straight in the eye and believing in yourself—no matter how difficult life becomes. I recently met with a national sales executive in one of my corporate coaching sessions. I could sense his defeat as he told me, “No one is buying. We have been creative and aggressive inContinue reading “Advice on Looking Adversity Straight in the Eye”

Incensed with fear? 10 Aromatherapy oils for Emotional Transformation

In ancient times, physicians used the sense of smell as a diagnostic tool. They knew that particular diseases caused particular smells or odor changes in the body. Arthritis and rheumatism carry an acid smell, diabetes has an acetone smell in the urine, perspiration odors can tell about the functioning of kidneys, while the odor ofContinue reading “Incensed with fear? 10 Aromatherapy oils for Emotional Transformation”

95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness

At the cusp of a new day, week, month or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future.  We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story.  This process of self-reflection helps usContinue reading “95 Questions to Help You Find Meaning and Happiness”

28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life

Life is not complicated.  We are complicated.  When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple. So starting today… 1.Stop berating yourself for being a work in progress. – Start embracing it!  Because being a work in progress doesn’t mean you’re not good enough today.  It means youContinue reading “28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life”

Gaining Perspective – Humor Opens Windows to Self-Discovery

We could all use more humor in our lives. Having a sense of humor doesn’t mean laughing and being cheerful all the time. It means seeing the illusory nature of things — and seeing how, in this illusory life, we are always bumping into the very things we meticulously try to avoid. Humor allows usContinue reading “Gaining Perspective – Humor Opens Windows to Self-Discovery”