Category Archive for: ‘Nature Nurture’

3 Simple Happiness Hacks

Act Happy

Everyone wants to be happy! In fact, it is our right to pursue it. Here are some ways to inject happiness into your day – quickly and easily, right now. Here they are, three ways you can start to feel happy immediately. The first is really the only one you need. Sometimes it’s a little hard to do, though, so …

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Can You Make It Rain?

Are you a rain maker

…and thoughts of being in the real world. Do you ever “wish the real world would just stop hassling me,” as the song, “Real World”, from Matchbox Twenty says? Whenever I hear that song, it sticks with me for a few days. They call it an ear worm, a song that keeps on playing in your head long after you …

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Your Holidays – Treat or Drama

holiday treat or drama

One constant about the holiday time of year is the coming together of people who normally don’t interact with each other. This can mean trouble or a time of blessings. What will you get this year? The holidays have a way of disrupting normal routines, particularly our human interactions. Family members and friends are thrown together, parties connect strangers and …

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Protect Your Heel


We all have an “Achilles Heel” – What type do you have? You know it as a vulnerable spot – a place where you can be hurt. The Achilles Heel is often a source of deep pain or even shame, treated like a secret or skeleton in the closet, just waiting to take one down. But it doesn’t have to …

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Your Dream Job

Dream Job

How often do you have the feeling, “this is what I was born to do”? Where does that sense of certainty come from, and how can you get it if you don’t already have it? I want to start by quoting NYU graduate and activist, Rita Mae Brown: “I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your …

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5 Essential Verbs for Success

enrich your life

What is holding you back? You can do more, be more. You know what that “more” is – it comes from deep within you. Yet here you are. Just enough… and that is not enough. Act on your moments of inspiration! Ask yourself what your current course of action is costing you. How is it holding you back? Look at …

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Cultivating You

Arnold Bennett improve your mind

Back in 1910, Arnold Bennett published a great book called “How to Live on 24 Hours a Day“. In it, he talked about the supply of time being a cruelly finite 24 hours in each day that leaves us saying we will do things when we have more time. But we never shall have more time. The only way to …

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Why Makes a Difference

Have you ever wondered why your prospects say they want to do business with you and fail to follow through? Or why it is easy to do some things and so hard to get started or to follow through on others? Patterns of Starting and Finishing The clues to follow-through often lie in the reason or motivation people have for …

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Why We Procrastinate

why we procrastinate

Here’s The Missing Link I want to talk about the real reason we don’t do what we intend. Look it up on trusty Google, and you will find thousands of articles saying the reason we don’t do what we mean or want to do because of “fear”. While that may be true in some situations, it is not the answer …

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Check That off Your Todo List

putting off seeing friends

How do you get yourself to do something… something you have been meaning to do? “Tonight,” you say, “I’ll do it tonight.” And tomorrow you say it again. When I was about 8 years old, someone gave me a small green address book. I used to write the names of the boys I like in it. Even gave them star …

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