All posts filed under: Living Well

What Inspires Our Emotions?

One of my friends lost out on a promotion at work and felt betrayed by his company. And from that point on, he made sure to include a hint of his feeling of betrayal in every internal company message. He didn’t want anyone to not […]

Guilt Lets Us Do It Again

The summer that I was nine, I begged my parents to let me attend our church’s residential camp. The requirement for a discounted rate was to read The New Testament by a certain date, so I committed to do it. I procrastinated for weeks and […]

33 Tips For Achieving What We Want

We get what we want by focusing on what and why, rather than how and when. That means giving our attention to what we want and how we’ll feel when it comes, rather than the lack of it and how we should struggle to change […]

How Can We Help?

The immediacy and relevancy of the vast amount of information coming at us now has made desk chair activists out of many of us. We feel a need to do something. So we often protest things by detailing what’s wrong and what’s not working and […]

I Woke Up On Patmos

On a trip to Greece, my husband and I island-hopped, which means arriving without a reservation for a place to stay, with just a small backpack and one other set of clothes. And using ferries to travel between the islands, where entrepreneur-ish elderly women are […]

25 Fast Facts About Prosperity

  Prosperity is not how much money we have, or what we’re wearing or driving, or how expensive our zip code is. Money and success are the results of prosperity, but they don’t determine it. What we believe about our deservability, and what we tell […]

Diversity Is A Good Thing

Friends of mine lived near Ground Zero and were never able to sleep in their apartment again. As a bicultural couple, they had the option to relocate anywhere in America or Europe. As a gay couple, they were more selective. Where did they end up? […]

Gifting And Getting Feedback

I was sitting in the yard one day when my seven-year-old son came out of the house and sat down beside me. I kept looking at his face, thinking that something looked different. Then I realized he’d just shaved his eyebrows off. And I was […]

3 Steps For Making Grandiose Dreams Come True

In my 20s, I took part in an exercise where I had to name my grandiose dream. Four decades later, it’s finally coming true. How did I make it happen? Belief, boldness, focus – and probably some magic! My mom provided me a rich spiritual […]

How Do We Make Sure We Matter?

One Valentine’s Day, my husband was scheduled to present a management training in our town of Zeist, in the Netherlands. I knew the building Ron would be using: the Hotel Theater Figi. And I even knew the meeting room, on the second floor with big […]