Five Factors to Consider When Setting Goals

For many of us goals are an important part of our planning for the future. They motivate us, keep us focussed on our dreams and ultimate aims in life, give a clear purpose to our actions. However, there are a few things it’s useful to consider when we first start to formulate our goals. Let’s […]

A Surprising Remedy For Anxiety

What makes you most anxious—your finances, public speaking, expressing yourself in relationships, your health?  We all have areas of life that put us on edge.  There are many good strategies to use in those specific situations to handle how you feel.  These include pre-planning, practice, and breaking these situations down into small doable actions that […]

How To Stay Motivated When Life Keeps Handing You Lemons

While you can’t always control what happens to you, you CAN control how you deal with the lemons life keeps rolling your way. Instead of giving into feelings of negativity and powerlessness, take responsibility and use these time-tested strategies to help you manage both how you act and react toward the challenges you face. Nurture […]

The Crankypants’ Guide to Brighter Mornings

Not all of us can be morning persons. It’s never easy to wake up with a gigantic smile on our faces, eager to jumpstart our day. But we also can’t be the biggest morning Grinch. I used to be one, and I bit off more heads on my way to work than I could possibly […]

Outdoor Activities That Will Boost Your Self-Esteem And Mood

Everyone needs self-esteem in order to be in good mental health. The lack of self-esteem deteriorates the mood and makes a person feel oppressed and melancholic. It is essential to always make sure you are happy with yourself and you take the right measures to live a healthy life. One of the most effective ways […]

Put Your Insomnia To Rest- How to Get to Sleep More Quickly

When it comes to being unable to sleep, prevention is often the best defense for insomnia. Almost any action you take can affect your ability how to get to sleep. By taking these 14 steps in the hours and minutes before bedtime, you can greatly improve your chances for obtaining a good night’s sleep: 1) […]

Gratitude and Giving Thanks

Ten years ago, I was at a crossroad in my career.  Working in the corporate arena, I was put in  a challenging position of choosing between 1) staying at a company that was forcing me to relocate or move into a different role or 2) find a new job. I can still recall the effects of that […]

Gratitude and Why You Need to Practice It

You’ve probably heard a lot about gratitude, or perhaps you’ve heard the popular phrase, “Have an attitude of gratitude.” Gratitude is an important characteristic to develop. However, it’s important to realize that gratitude is far more than just expressing gratefulness aloud – it involves living a life of gratitude. As President John F. Kennedy said, […]

The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – August 2014 – Week One, “The Astounding Effect of Accumulated Stress.”

Welcome to a new month and new topic as we follow Kevin Schoeninger’s weekly messages on Spiritual Growth Monthly. This month Kevin explores the book Total Recovery, by Dr. Gary Kaplan, to show us how many of the ailments we live with every day may be the result of a lifetime of accumulated stress. Dr. […]

Relax and Rejuvenate

Do you take the time to relax? Do you allow yourself the time to truly rejuvenate? Do you know how to really recharge your batteries? What works for you? We live in a society that appreciates and values the 80 hour work week. We applaud those who are workaholics, talking about the amazing work ethic […]