Knowing your personality type helps you understand yourself, your interests, your motivations, and your relationships. Although your personality type doesn't completely define who you are, it helps you have much more awareness about yourself and gives you tools for making important decisions in your life.
Around the time I turned forty, I discovered I could draw. I’d never had any artistic talent, or at least I didn’t think so, but it all came bubbling to the surface at midlife. I’d read a book called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and it inspired me to give drawing a try. I… Continue Reading
If there’s such a thing as a “belly-up” emotion, apathy fits the bill. Apathy is actually defined as the absence of emotion. It’s white noise. Dead air. You feel like a chunk of flavorless tofu. Not happy. Not sad. Not angry. And certainly not passionate. You’ve probably heard people say they knew they were out… Continue Reading
Your core values are the guiding principles of your life that help you determine your behavior, words, and actions. It’s essential to your personal evolution to take stock of your values on a regular basis, and then make the necessary changes to align your life with these most critical values. Living in harmony with your values creates the… Continue Reading
Abraham Lincoln was a great president but not a very happy man. Aside from dealing with the Civil War, coping with the death of two of his sons, and suffering bouts of depression, he and Mary Lincoln had a very unhealthy marriage. Mary was known to be self-centered, eccentric, prone to outbursts of temper, jealous,… Continue Reading
I am reading a fascinating novel right now about a women who has lost her long-term memory. She wakes up every day next to her husband — a man she doesn’t recognize — in a room she can’t identify, with a life she can’t recall. Every day, someone has to explain to her who she… Continue Reading
Ask yourself this: why did you get involved in your love relationship in the first place? Were you looking for someone you could have a good fight with when you felt like it? Were you hoping to have someone handy who would meet all of your needs? Were you looking for someone to have around the… Continue Reading
This is the time of year when life is especially busy, demanding, and even stressful. In addition to our work and day-to-day responsibilities, we’re preparing for the holidays — spending more money, running extra errands, and perhaps coping with negative thoughts and feelings the season often stirs up. We might feel sad about a loved… Continue Reading