Do More Or Do Better

Most of us are struggling from day to day to survive. We may have hopes and dreams of getting ahead, but, without a plan or the means to execute it, we spend our time and energy doing things that keep us in the very position we wish not to be in. Doing more of the…

Getting Past Blame

Blame is not helpful In fact, it is the opposite of helpful.  Blame hinders our ability to see solutions.  It slows us down.  It stifles our growth, progress, and forward motion.  Blame keeps us in the past. It blinds us to the possibilities of the future.  If we want to achieve our fullest potential, we…

Practicing Improvement

Improvement does not simply require practice. It is a practice in itself. We have to work on working on ourselves, our lives, and our relationships. But, the more we do, the easier it will be to make progress. This is true for a while anyway. As we move past some of our grosser and more…

On Self Kindness

We should be kinder to ourselves. We do not need to be pampered, coddled, or spoiled. But, we do need to leave ourselves room to breathe and to grow. Most likely, we are doing our best. Even when we are not, we know it. There is no use in being overly critical of ourselves for…

Not All Difficulty Is Necessary

Life is difficult enough without us making it more difficult than it needs to be. This does not mean we should avoid difficulty. Not only is that impossible, but it is also impractical if we are dedicated to growth and progress in ourselves, our lives, and our relationships. We should, however, do our best to…