Category Archives: Personal Development

I am grateful that I have had the benefit of strong fatherly influences in my life, however none of them have been of a traditional nature.  Neither my natural father, nor step-father, are men of character who I choose to associate with.  Rather both of them served primarily as examples of men who are unworthy of the title of father, and not only because they failed to live up to the expectations of a young man who was raised in the era of Leave It To Beaver re-runs on television. Thus over the years when I have required fatherly advice, I have sought the counsel of other men in the community who I have respected and admired. (more…)

It seems like nobody wants to accept personal responsibility for their own actions any more, perhaps they never did. But in the spirit of not taking personal responsibility for my own actions, I’m blaming the Easter Bunny for all of the poor dietary choices which I made yesterday and for the way that my body is feeling this morning. I feel like crap and somebody is going to have to pay the price… probably me, because my dog chased off the  Easter Bunny and that little rascal is nowhere to be found. (more…)

Besides being the subject of today’s blog post, they all exist and command powerful recognition throughout society and time simply because people believe in them. Whether you choose to believe in Jesus Christ, the Easter Bunny or Adolf Hitler is not the point of this blog post, so let’s not get into a philosophical debate about these three entities. I am merely using these three examples of influential figures, or figurines if you prefer, to demonstrate the power of belief. (more…)

It's a Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodGood morning friends! It’s a beautiful rainy day here in Oregon, but it’s bright and shiny within the interpretation created by my mind because I focus on the beauty of the contrast crated by the clouds, the beauty of the clouds themselves, the depth of color, the clean scent created by the rain, the cool breeze which tickles my senses. What we choose to focus upon defines the nature of our experience, which in turn either reinforces an old belief structure or serves to plant the seed from which a new belief structure might grow. (more…)

Courtesy of "mbennz" on Instagram.

Courtesy of @mbennz on Instagram.

Things people say in an effort to comfort us when we are stressed or feeling down, such as “It is always darkest before the dawn” are intended to make us feel better… to make us “see the light” and realize that whatever darkness we are experiencing at the moment “that this too shall pass” but more often than not, these well intended catch phrases have the unintended effect of causing us to spiral further down the rabbit hole of our self-imposed misery. (more…)

Is it truly possible to improve your chances of acing your next job interview by spending just two minutes preparing for it? Quite possibly according to the findings of Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy, an Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, who has discovered a correlation between a person’s body language and whether they get hired or not. (more…)

“Mediocrity begins with me” is the building block of belief which I am going to build the foundation of 2013 upon because I want this new year to be anything but mediocre. Therefore it is important to remind myself that mediocre results, a mediocre life, a mediocre experience and even a mediocre day begins with me. (more…)

We’re all seeking love, success, happiness and joy in this life. However life is full of challenges and sometimes you may feel like your life is spinning out of control. During these times it may seem difficult to find your peaceful, loving self and you need a solution fast. Strategic Intervention can help get you back on track, often in just one or two sessions. (more…)

An empowered life begins with our belief structure. Our ability to enjoy life to the fullest is determined by whether we are living our lives within the architecture of our minds. If you are happy and satisfied with the life you are living, then your model of the world has been built upon a firm foundation which is based upon fulfilling each of the six human needs in a positive manner. (more…)