Back to Basics

Apologies for the short absence due to a minor career disruption! I had a few issues with the group I had been with for six years and am now busy re-establishing my former company in Indonesia and retrieving ‘lost’ clients. Not everyone has followed my column since 2005 so after the recent break I thought […]

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Emotional Self-Management

Do your emotions dictate your character? Do you identify yourself based on your emotions? Do other people refer to you in terms of your emotional conditions? For example, she’s always so sensitive, watch how you speak to her. He’s a real hot-head; you may want to stay away. She is moody; you never know what […]

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In Attachment

Most everyone at some point in their life becomes attached to some thing, some person, some emotion, some place or some cause. The list of possible attachments is extensive. However, when do we realize we are attached? How do we know we are attached? More importantly, is there a problem with being attached? According to […]

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Guilt is an emotion

Guilt is an emotion that can be associated with feeling of remorseful, feeling culpable, or feeling personably responsible for something in the past or something in the future that may happen. It is an emotion that overshadows the potential of complete fulfillment in ones life and hinders personal growth. Guilt is also a common emotion […]

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Responding vs. Reacting in Life

Often time people don’t notice the difference between responding to something and reacting to something. Both require an action and both are usually instigated by a situation or cause outside of oneself. But the difference between these two behaviors can be quite profound. The difference between responding versus reacting means a bad situation can becoming […]

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Life’s Challenges

There is no doubt that we are living in times of change. Some of these changes we appreciate and enjoy, like the increasing availability of organic foods or technology that allows super-speedy connections. Many of these changes however are based on uncertainties. These uncertainties, when not in check, can become infused with fear. This fear […]

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Living Well… . Any Time

Living well is a state or condition most people strive for and set their personal goals around. The components that involve this state usually involve the realms of health, wealth and feeling passion. A particular portion of each of these components is usually required to attain what many perceive as the overall balance of living […]

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Being Kind… … To Yourself!

How many times a day do you think of something good about yourself? Something that makes you happy and smile… How often do you say something kind to yourself? Do you remember the last time you said a nice thing to yourself and really believed it? How many times a day do you recognize your […]

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Finding Purpose

There always seems to come a time in one’s life when the questions come up; what am I doing with my life? Where am I going? This doesn’t interest me anymore, but what else can I do? Sometimes these questions come early in life, when we graduate from school, begin looking for a job, start […]

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2009 – Slowing Down to Get Ahead

Why does it seem that as we get older time goes by faster and faster? Suddenly, before we know it, we are at the end of the year looking back reminiscing and seeing a blur of activity. As we travel through our lives there seems to be a pace required in order to make things […]

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