How to Overcome Disappointment with Gratitude

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”—William Arthur Ward A week ago I was speaking with a single mum who felt like things in her life were going out of control. She felt overwhelmed with her teenage daughter’s behaviour towards her, she talked of…

Loving the Inner Child Within

“Your true passion for life is hidden away within you. Your inner child holds the key to this. What did you enjoy doing as a kid before all the adulting began? Take time for yourself, recharge, and let your inner child come out to play every once in awhile.” -Christine E. Szymanski “My quest these…

Who am I?

In the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, we have a conversation between Alice and the caterpillar trying to answer this very question, who am I. Let us join the conversation: “The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of…

Kindness is Golden

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa “Never look down on anybody unless…

Choose Your Battles Wisely

Most of us have been advised at one time or another to choose our battles.  We know it’s good advice, yet rarely stop and think about the criteria for passing up one battle and choosing to engage in another. This famous saying is often not attributed to its rightful author, Sun Tzu.  As a brilliant…

Your destiny depends on you

“Everybody thinks of changing the world, and nobody thinks of changing himself.” Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) I Wanted To Change The World (Poem) When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change…

Be kind to unkind people. They need it most

“Be kind to unkind people. They need it most”. Ashleigh Brillian This quote is often reiterated by many people, but extremely difficult to follow through.  Hate often spreads like wild fire, and leaves a bitter mark on innocent hearts.  But I believe that kindness brightens our world. It can change perspectives, turn a dire situation…

Anyone can love a rose but it takes a lot to love a leaf….

You don’t have to be perfect for the person that loves you. They wouldn’t even like you perfect. Your flaws make you unique. And give them the space and permission to be just as human. People are largely mistaken on what true love really is. They think it’s a feeling. It’s not. They think it’s…