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An Ode to Social Norms

Social norms, the bane of existence, in my opinion.  Before I go too far into this topic, it is important to point to out that a character formed from principles, a high amount of self control, and the unwillingness to harm self or others is necessary before bucking social norms.  I also will say, I …

Big Picture Life View

Viewing life from the big picture, in my mind, offers great advantages.  Not only can you plan well and avoid mistakes, you can prevent life from becoming unnecessarily chaotic.  I am an introvert by nature.  As an introvert, I am an observer.  I also do not believe I know everything.  This unique set up makes …

Can We Be Real?

When reading self help articles I often end up thinking, really?!  Maybe some people truly have surface issues that take only an attitude change to solve.  Most of the issues I have experienced personally and through others come from a combination of factors including: choosing the wrong people, not taking time out for him/herself, lack …

Creative Outlets

Creative outlets offer the chance of expanding your mind, adding to your purpose, and finding satisfaction.  Your creativity allows you to explore life on your own terms.  There is something wonderful about exploring life without limits, the only rule being you do not harm yourself or others.  There are infinite ways to express your creative …

Search for Meaning

The search for meaning.  A topic most famously explored by Viktor Frankel and a theory I mistook for a lifeline in grad school.  In my early years I haphazardly ended up working in IT.  As programming languages and software applications came easily for me, IT work was a natural fit.  In the end, it was …

Resistance to Change

Every human being would prefer to stay as he or she is.  After all, change is difficult.  Change is similar to a complete makeover.  Just imagine, reorganizing your whole life on a regular basis and you will see why people who could most benefit from change resist it.  There are people who have learned that …

Starting Over

Many times in life we have to start over.  Whether a job or relationship ends or the plans we made did not work out.  The thing is, starting over can be a difficult and sometimes devastating process.  In many cases, we are grieving while in the process of starting over.  Memories from the past, moments …

5 Ways to Enhance Your Intuition

Intuition is your spirit’s way of guiding you to the best and most beneficial outcomes in life.  In fact, if you can patiently listen, you will find success and happiness.  Intuition is that knowing we all have that protects us from danger and leads us to make the best choices.  If you are not used …

Erasing Limiting Beliefs

Have you ever wondered why some people get ahead in life and others don’t?  While it is tempting to feel we are being treated unfairly, there is a more likely reason for some people to find more success than others.  The reason many people do not find success is limiting beliefs.  You see, in order …