FORGIVEness: What it is and What it is Not!

  Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat……Forgiveness does not create a relationship……Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive……Forgiveness does not excuse anything……But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach […]

How to Positively Change Damaging Self-Perceptions into Empowering Ones

Neutral verses Poisonous Messages Neutral messages are usually factual. They tell about something that happened. At the time, it might have been very painful. But a neutral message taken away indicates healing took place. Poisonous¬†¬†messages come from personal perceptions and opinions. They stem from distorted core beliefs about ourselves and the world we live in. […]

Am I Nobody?

Morning wakes us with a start; some of us rush into the day with no time to spare. Others lag around in their sleep-wear, sip on warm liquid and contemplate the day ahead. Then, there is that morning, where you find yourself alone, with more choices about how to spend your time than you care […]

Do I Need a Therapist?

  Just short of turning 40 I began to noticed that with each passing day I was becoming more and more depressed. This took me by surprise because I had always been a pretty positive, upbeat person. After a while I also began having frequent nightmares and it wasn’t long following that I had an […]

5 Types of People You Should Immediately Quit Giving Your Time and Attention To

It has been said that time is our most precious commodity. It is the one thing we have to spend that we can never buy back. All of us live within the same, 24 hour, framework of time.¬† Sometimes we wish we had more time to do the things we really love or to spend […]

Five Instant Self-Confidence Boosters

Many of us know how it feels to be around other people and feel overly self-conscious and small. The following are five actions steps you can take immediately to bolster your self-confidence. Body Posture- Become aware of your sitting and standing posture. Bring your shoulders up to your ears, back and then down again. Lift […]

Be Okay with Past Mistakes

  “You don’t have to hold yourself hostage to who you used to be or anything you ever used to do, because, who has lived and hasn’t made mistakes?” -Oprah Winfrey How many times a day, a week, a month do you mull over past mistakes? How many times do you kick yourself for the […]

How to Know if You Have Truly Learned to Love Yourself

Self love is the hot topic of the day. People everywhere are waking up and realizing that the voice inside their head has become their worst enemy and that by changing it from a critical, judgmental, harassing voice to a loving, accepting, encouraging one, our lives can literally be transformed to something wonderful, fulfilling and […]

Trying to Get it Right

A Poem I wrote today about the struggle in trying to get something right!                   Trying to Get it Right Written by: Elizabeth A. Van Cleve I heard you the first time and tried to get it right But my memory and my will Got into a […]