Category Archives: Positive Thinking

Finding the Gift in Every Situation

When life places obstacles in our path, when things seem like they’re breaking down and we grow weary of the struggle, it’s a good time to step back and look for the gift. What gift, you say? Every situation and experience in life holds a gift, lesson or blessing for us. Yes, even the really painful experiences, like… Read More »

Stretching Your Limits

Our abilities in life are directly proportional to our beliefs. This is a lesson I’ve been learning first hand over the past week. So many of us don’t realize that our own concept of limitations is what holds us back 99% of the time. As I wrote in an email to a friend recently, “For most of my… Read More »

Releasing the Past to Move Forward

Why is it so difficult for us to release the pain of yesterday and move forward with our lives? It’s not as though we enjoy being stuck in painful memories. Rather, the longer we remain stuck in them, the more deeply they wound us. Someone very close to me refuses to let go of the pain her ex-husband… Read More »

Optimism: Looking on the Bright Side of Life

How’s your attitude lately? I caught myself doing something surprising a few days ago: being a pessimist! I was working on a big project and making great progress, when suddenly I encountered a big obstacle that would take more time and energy to get through than I had anticipated. The first words out of my mouth were, “Of… Read More »

Overcoming Negative Thinking

Would you consider yourself to be an optimist or a pessimist? Are you always on edge, waiting for the next disaster to strike? Or do you look to the future with anticipation and joy? One of my biggest lessons in life has been understanding that “like attracts like.” I used to believe that I would be happy if… Read More »

Mind Over Matter: The Power of Thoughts

One of the greatest challenges in life is understanding just how powerful our thoughts are. Many of us learn this the hard way – myself included. After spending most of my early life caught up in negative thought patterns, it occurred to me that I had created exactly what I had been thinking about all those years. I… Read More »

Developing an Attitude of Gratitude

What does Gratitude really mean? Most of us are thankful for the blessings we have in our lives. We have families we love, jobs that help us provide the necessities of daily living, good health, friends to laugh and play with, freedom and Free Will to live our lives the way we want to. Most of us are… Read More »

Releasing the Illusion of Control

It’s amazing how easy it is to convince ourselves that we’re in control of everything in our lives. When it comes right down to it, what we eventually learn is that we are in control of only two things: our own thoughts, and our own actions. We can fool ourselves into thinking that we can control our spouses,… Read More »

Honoring the Sacred in Everyday Life

How many of us rush blindly through our days, fall into bed exhausted, and wake up the next morning to do it all over again? For many of us, our lives are composed of millions of meaningless moments, all strung together – perhaps with a sprinkling of sacred moments mixed in. I’m sure you can think of a… Read More »

Things Are Good Because I Say They Are

by Skye Thomas The subject of positive self talk regarding our goals and dreams reminds me of the childhood story, The Velveteen Rabbit. The boy loves the toy so much that a magic fairy comes and turns the toy bunny into a real rabbit. She tells the bunny it has been loved so much that it has earned… Read More »