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What’s Your Habit Under Stress?

June 8, 2011

It may sound obvious, but I was struck the other     day about how different we each can be when           we are at our best versus under stress. The                 thought was prompted by my work with a very         mart,… Read more

I was recently in The Daily Mirror…

February 1, 2011

Give yourself a pat on the back by Clive Andrews, Daily Mirror 3/01/2011 GIVE YOURSELF A PAT ON THE BACK “TAKE a tip from high-performance athletes. Look at how far you’ve come, not how much you’ve left to do,” says author MJ… Read more

I was recently featured on MEG (Mind-Energy-Growth)

November 5, 2010

Trusting Yourself – M.J. Ryan I read this book in January of 2007. It was at this time I was at the very lowest point emotionally. Nothing really set it off, it was just the accumulation of 10+ years of anxiety… Read more

I Will Believe in You Every Day of My Life

October 17, 2010

I have a wonderful friend named Molly Fumia who is one of the best happiness boosters I have ever met. Being with her is like being wrapped in a cocoon of unconditional love and support. Recently I opened a package from her and a little 2×2-inch… Read more

Honoring our Differences

October 12, 2010

This is a post from Vicky Bell’s Blog. Organizations like PFLAG around the country are asking that we all get it into the hands of as many young people as possible. Please pass it on.   Friday, October 1, 2010 Letter to my daughter (in the… Read more

Look at Difficulties as Temporary

June 22, 2010

Research on resilience has uncovered the fact that optimists who view setbacks as only temporary deal with them better than pessimists believe that whatever bad thing is happening is immutable. Boy does that ring true for me, the reformed… Read more

Take Back the Key to Your Safety Deposit Box

June 7, 2010

Many of us feel that we can only be happy if other people say that we are worthwhile. We need others to tell us we did a good job or else we are afraid we haven’t. We need others to say we are special, that we matter. Now compliments and praise are… Read more

The Schoolroom of Love

June 2, 2010

One of the greatest inspirational writers of the 19th century was a man named Henry Drummond who wrote a best-selling little book called The Greatest Thing In the World. In it, he said, “The world is not a playground; it is a schoolroom. Life is… Read more

This is Your Life Calling

February 2, 2010

A carpenter decided to change careers. He had two children and his wife was expecting twins. They needed a larger house, and he needed a job that made more money. He went to his boss to explain. The boss was reluctant to see him go, as he was a very… Read more

The Whale, A Gratitude Story

January 4, 2010

Someone sent me this a few years ago. I have no idea who wrote it, but it seemed like the perfect time to share it. May it remind you of the help that is always surrounding you: “Recently there was a front page story in the San Francisco… Read more