Make a Direct Request

When was the last time you made a specific and direct request for what you wanted? Many people want others to read their minds and have the “if you loved me, I wouldn’t have to ask” mentality.  Really—others should know what we want? Most of the time we don’t even…

Generosity has Benefits

A few years ago I taught a two-day seminar and at the end of day one, I asked if I could prepare anything for the second day session.  Quickly a person quipped that he wanted donuts. Everyone laughed and chimed in that donuts would be great. The next day I…

Sautéed Kale with Smoked Paprika

Recipe: Sautéed Kale with Smoked Paprika

We all know kale is a wonder food. Put it with some smoked paprika, and you have a healthy and tasty dish! My recipe for Sautéed Kale with Smoked Paprika can be served as a side dish with chicken, lamb, and beef. It’s a yummy, hearty dish! Sautéed Kale with…

What Do I Want?

A simple question: “What do I want?” If someone asked you that question today, how would you respond? A four-word question that halts many smart, secure, and rational persons in their tracks. “What Do I Want?” It is a rich question overflowing with possibilities. Challenge yourself for one week to…

Truth about Saying “NO”

Difficulty saying “no” is frequently a stumbling block to speaking our truth.  I have observed many successful people challenged by honestly responding “no” to a request.  Instead they sacrifice their plans, reputation, and relationships to avoid real or perceived consequences to saying “no”.   Choosing to not investigate, question, or negotiate…

Boost Your Immune System with Essential Oils

How to Boost Your Immune System with Essential Oils

It’s that time of year. The winter months are winding down, and we’re all ready for the longer and warmer days that spring and summer bring! However, we have some time until March goes out like a lamb. April showers and May flowers haven’t arrived yet, and that means the…

The Truth Takes Courage

We started our ‘speak your truth’ conversation by examining self-inquiry and confidence.  Another cornerstone of truth telling is courage.  Courage to stand up to a critic or make a different choice than what others wanted for us can be challenging.  Our beliefs about how we should react during difficult situations…

Self-Inquiry Leads To Self-Discovery Which Leads To YOUR Truth

Self-inquiry and confidence are interconnected companions on the journey to discovering our truth. Through self-reflection we gain deeper personal insights that help us value ourselves and build confidence. When we are confident we authentically express our needs, wants, and desires. Saying “yes” to our uniqueness launches the honest quest for…