The power of your words.

The power of affirmations.

Change your thinking. change your life. Learn to develop the power of words to bring about life enhancing events. Let’s take a look at twenty power statements that can bring happiness, fulfillment, and success into your life.

I am healthy. See yourself as healthy, vibrant, and strong. I am strong. Catch . . . → Read More: The power of affirmations

Building Happiness By Building Communication Skills

Building Communication Skills


Build happiness by building communication skills 1. Learn to communicate with active listening. Active listening involves rephrasing what someone has just said, asking clarifying questions, and seeking to understand the other person’s point of view. It is one of the most effective communication skills. Active listening shows respect and honor for . . . → Read More: Building Happiness By Building Communication Skills

Fall Into Success

Experience hope and happiness Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you – Deuteronomy 31:6

Story: The Gift of Teaching Children Maria Schmidt runs a successful business working with learning disabled . . . → Read More: Hope and Happiness

Planting the Seeds of Success

Seeds of Success:

We sow the seeds of success with what we say and think. The Bible speaks of eight thousand seeds of success. What does this mean? Think about it for a moment. When we sow carrot seeds, we get carrots. When we plant apple seeds we, get apple trees. When we plant . . . → Read More: Planting the Seeds of Success

Building Your Happiness Quotient


Build a happiness hedge to address your problems. Maladaptive behaviors often come as reactions to life stressors. I recently had an interesting conversation with someone who has a problem with addiction to alcohol. He had several major challenges hit him in 2007. Both of his parents died within three weeks of each other. He . . . → Read More: Building Your Happiness Quotient

Getting on the Gravy Train

The Gravy Train:

All aboard, all aboard, all aboard! Get on the gray train! Enjoy life and experience the thrill of success. Let’s take a look at three small ways to get Amtrak and enjoy the scenery. Don’t you want to have everything that life has to offer? Don’t you want to ride the rails . . . → Read More: Getting on the Gravy Train

Trauma to Recovery: Happiness, Reslience and Recovery

Trauma to Recovery:

How can you move from trauma to recovery?

I was listening to NPR today while driving back home and heard a wonderful Ted talk about resilience, recovery, and lifetime baselines.

Happiness, resilience, and recovery are built into our genetic code. In utero, everyone of us are imprinted with an enormous capacity to . . . → Read More: Trauma to Recovery: Coping with Happiness, Resilience, and Faith

The pursuit of Happiness:


I love listening to NPR radio. While driving to the bank, I listened to a program on the pursuit of happiness in your professional life. In today’s world of shootings, economic insecurity, and overall lack of compassion, it’s refreshing to read, think, and listen to programs on happiness.

Featured on the program was a . . . → Read More: The pursuit of Happiness:

The Power of Positve Thought

The-power-of-Positive Thought

Repetition brings mastery. At least that’s what I tell my music students. The same thing is true about the power of positive thought. Again, it pays to be mindful of what goes into the mind. When an ideation is reinforced, it becomes a part of our belief system. How many times have most . . . → Read More: The Power of Positive Thought

Happiness Begins With a Thought: Think Your Way to Happiness

Think Your Way to Happiness

Have you ever been a bit bummed out about life’s challenges? It is possible to think your way to happiness.

Recently, I’ve been worried about my music studio and finances. Someone reminded me that all success starts with a thought. So I took some time to think about the thousands . . . → Read More: Happiness Begins With a Thought: Think Your Way to Happiness