Practicing Acceptance in Relationships

The recent holiday time has been very special for me: getting to see children and grandchildren whom I haven’t seen in two years! I recall reading a touching newspaper article several years ago, regarding American troops overseas. As they were being confronted with life-and-death issues daily, their priorities came into sharper focus: highest on the […]

Second Chance: Life After Death

“The fifteen years since I died have been the best in my life,” says Marvin Barrett, the author of Second Chance: A Life After Death. This, despite two coronaries, a stroke, lymphoma, prostate cancer, congestive heart failure and the cardiac arrest which caused his death at 63 in 1984. Barrett wrote of that earlier event […]

Turn Your Negative Thoughts into Positive Ones!

The primary reason many people don’t enjoy lasting personal change is because they don’t understand how the brain functions. Any change that is intended to be permanent must work in tandem with the functions of our unconscious mind and our brain. “Programming,” or “self-talk,” is what you say to yourself when you talk to yourself. […]

Using the Power of Words for Success

“Words have the power to destroy or heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world”—Buddha. The past, present and future are all effects of consciousness. Your past is a memory and your future is a distant anticipation; only your present awareness is real and the point of power and creation. […]

Freedom to Love Oneself

I was traveling in the Carolinas, teaching and visiting my army daughter and the twins who are already four-years-old. It was a beautiful day. The leaves on the trees were moving gently as I stepped out into the sun. I felt so alive, so free. You get tired when you travel, as you know. And, […]

With Eyes to See: A Journey from Religion to Spirituality

With Eyes to See is a marvelous autobiography by Aurthur Melville, the youth of a former Catholic priest: his experiences working with the indigenous people of Honduras. He shares intimately of the steps taken along his own spiritual journey during this time. He begins with the time he is learning Spanish: he takes the risk […]

How Reading Ken Wilber Can Help Us Understand Pain and Trauma

For those of you who haven’t read the transpersonal philosopher Ken Wilber, I would like to introduce you to the works of a man that has had a profound influence on my work. CRST (Causal Release System Training) grew out of my experiences with my clients and their transcendental memories. They kept referring to traumatic […]

Self-Esteem = Team Esteem

Teams are composed of individuals. A teams ability to function and the commitment of the members is determined, to some extent, by the team-image. Team-image is dependent upon the self-image and the self-esteem of the individual team members as illustrated in the following story. “It’s not my fault. I don’t care what you say I […]

Appreciation: The Heart and Soul of the Team

One of the most overlooked areas of health is in the work place. We spend more than half of our lives in the work place interacting with what are usually the most important people in our lives. “Good work, Bob.” “It wasn’t that good” “Yes it was. The way you handled the situation was like […]

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