A New Year: A New Beginning

New Beginning

Twenty seventeen can be a year of a new beginning. It’s your choice. How do you want to shape the new year? Do you want to keep the same insecurities or do you want to build new opportunities? Do you want to keep the same challenges or do you want to shape new . . . → Read More: A New Year: A New Beginning

Build Success: Be a Dream Maker

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I’m developing a dual identity of depression survivor and success builder. There’s an old saying. “Kill two birds with one stone.” Being a dream maker accomplishes both beating depression and developing success. In his famous speech, Dr. Martin Luther King proclaimed “I have a dream.” He was a dream maker.

Our . . . → Read More: Build Success: Be a Dream Maker

Finding Success and Your Passions

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Story: Maya Angelou: Born on April fourth, 1928, in Saint Louis Missouri. At age three, she and her brother were put on a train, unsupervised, to live with their Grandmother, Annie in Stamps, Arkansas. At age seven, Angelou was brutally raped by a relative when she was visiting family members. The . . . → Read More: Finding Success and Your Passions

Building Your Joy List: Maintaining Happiness

Joy List:

Life has enough complications. Building a joy list is one sure way to overcome them. One of the best depression remedies is building your joy list. We all face times of trials and tribulations. Anyone who thinks that we can get through life without any hurdles is living a life of delusion. The . . . → Read More: Building Your Joy List: Maintaining Happiness

Six Golden Rules for a Success Filled Life\\

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Do you want a success filled life? Who doesn’t? We all desire happiness, fulfillment, and success.

Take heed of the following six golden rules for a Success filled life.

Number One: Live as though you are a part of everyone. What hurts one, hurts all. What helps one, helps all. Strive to . . . → Read More: Six Golden Rules for a Success Filled Life

Does forgiveness Relieve Depression and Anxiety?



Can forgiveness lessen depression and anxiety?


The Gift of Forgiveness:

The Christmas season is over. The tree has been taken down; the crèche takes up its annual residence in the basement; and the ornaments are back in the box. But the ability to give to oneself and to others remains. Children . . . → Read More: Does Forgiveness Relieve Depression and Anxiety?

The Art Of Giving

Sometimes the best gifts come with the smallest price tag. They are the gifts of love.

One of my favorite Christmas memories dates back more than fifty years. Filled with six year old wonder and excitement, I raced down the steps into the living room, graced with a sparkling Christmas tree. What did Santa . . . → Read More: A Gift of Love: The Art of Giving

Love heals fear



The Bible says “perfect love casts out all fear” and “love your neigbor as you love yourself.” The word has a positive vibration. I wonder if thinking loving thoughts and performing random acts of kindness have the power to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Perhaps fear would be alleviated just by the presence of . . . → Read More: Love Heals Fear: Love Brings Hope

Anger to Virtue


Resentment to Happiness

All the good self help books teach about the healing value of love and forgiveness. Anger just doesn’t seem to fit in with extending the lights of love and forgiveness to those who have hurt us. But are they really mutually exclusive? Does not righteous indignation come out of a respect . . . → Read More: Anger to Virtue: Resentment to Happiness

Healing Through Release

Experience Transformation.



Now what does release mean? How is release related to transformation? How often do we hold on to old grudges and hurts? Oh, well, I’m unhappy and nonproductive because Aunt Sally called me stupid forty-five years ago! Now I ask, what does that have to do with today? Aunt Sally may . . . → Read More: Healing Through Release: Experience Transformation.