Category Archives: Self-Improvement

Never Be Satisfied with Here and Now

One of the biggest problems many of us face is that we’ve settled into a state of resignation about ourselves and our lives. We’ve learned how to ignore our inner emptiness, and with a sigh of defeat surrender to the forces of inertia in our lives. We may be unhappy with the state of our bodies, careers, relationships,… Read More »

Doubt Your Doubt: How to Follow Your Instincts and Quiet Your Inner Critic

By: Heidi Bilonick, PCC I was sitting in my seventh corporate conference in Las Vegas for the company I was once an executive and now a consultant. As I sat there, I looked around at all of the new faces. Their salivating smiles dripped with fresh perspectives and were hungry to be fed by the promise of promotion.… Read More »

Detours on the Path of Life

The other day I was clearing out my home office in preparation for our upcoming move, when I stumbled upon a box of supplies left over from an old business opportunity I had undertaken several years ago. It was a perfectly fine business opportunity, but it wasn’t for me. Looking back, I knew even then that it wasn’t… Read More »

The Mountain Behind the Mountain

I’m reading through a new book I bought recently, Creating a Charmed Life by Victoria Moran. It features a collection of 75 short essays about how to bring more joy, meaning, and simplicity into your life. One of my favorite essays from the book (so far) is called, “Give Up Your Mountain.” By “mountain” she means the foreboding… Read More »

When Everything Falls Apart

We often have the perception that self-growth will be simple, enjoyable, and rewarding. It certainly can be, but there is also another aspect of the self-growth journey that is rarely mentioned. And that is, when everything falls apart. One of the major parts of self-growth is learning how to look inside yourself and get clear about certain things.… Read More »

The Difference We Make in the Lives of Others

We don’t often think about the powerful effect our words and actions can have on others, but every now and then, the universe decides to show us. This week, I had a profound experience at my local supermarket. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, and the store was crowded. So much so that I almost didn’t go in… Read More »

Following Your Inner Guidance

When we begin to feel lost or confused about various aspects of our lives, our first instinct is to search for direction. We feel sure that the answers we need are out there somewhere, and finding them will help us to know the right way to turn. While seeking advice and guidance from others can be helpful at… Read More »

Becoming a Student of Life

One of the habits that has served me well throughout my life is keeping the mind-set of a student. I’ve always had an insatiable curiosity about a wide variety of topics, and I’m usually reading several books during the same time period. I’ve read about some really fascinating things, like quantum physics, and some really cheesy things, like… Read More »

Overcoming Self-Sabotage

It’s easy to forget just how powerful our subconscious minds can be. We are often completely unaware of how our actions (or inactions) are affecting our lives. We may complain that things never work out for us, we have bad luck, or we just don’t have what it takes to be successful. What we fail to realize is… Read More »

Taking Responsibility for Yourself

This week I happened to catch a few minutes of a popular talk show on television, and the topic was confessions. A young man was confessing to his girlfriend of 5 years that he had cheated on her with her best friend. Not too unusual these days I guess. But what he said next floored me. “It was… Read More »