Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Conscious Gratitude Archives

Turn Regrets into Gratitude

Every decision you have made, for better or worse, has led to who you are today, hopefully a person who is wiser, stronger and more evolved than yesterday. ??It’s easy to feel ashamed of things you did years ago. We […]


A Day for Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving in the US—a day to give thanks for our blessings. Even if you don’t live here, it’s a great day to look for blessings wherever you go and say thanks for each. It may feel silly to […]


How Gratitude Can Be a Power Tool for a Better Life

I wwrite a lot about rhe impotance of having gratitude in your life. I even run a Conscious Gratitude group on Yahoo, where people can post what they’re grateful for every day and read what others are grateful for. Regularly […]


Sustainable Giving with Bobby Sager

I’m a big believer in giving back in ways that help people. So many people in the world need help. That’s why I was thrilled to have a conversation with Bobby Sager, a businessman who made a fortune by seeing […]

Thanks to All Who Fought for Freedom

It’s Memorial Day her in the U.S. Today I first and foremost honor my beloved Dad, Lt. Col. Robert C. Herman. He was a proud soldier who loved his country and when he passed away, he had a military funeral […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Taking Life for Granted

Today is Day 8 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jump-starting your own self-love and joining The Self-Love Movement™. This is post 218 in my series on the Law of Attraction in […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you live in the U.S., you know that today is Thanksgiving, a day to give thanks for your blessings. Truthfully, I think we should do that every day, and I try to do that. This is a day when […]

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Every year many Americans gather with their families and friends on the fourth Thursday in November. Often it’s a time to pig out eating lots of goodies and having fun. But the true spirit of Thanksgiving is one we should […]

Why Nothing Should Be Taken for Granted, Including YOU!

People, especially DoorMats, often lament about feeling like many people take them for granted. They blame it on others. The truth is, any time you feel taken for granted, you’re allowing yourself to be a victim, which makes you feel […]

Law of Attraction in Action: Appreciation vs. Gratitude

This is post 134 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in […]

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving!

I used to love Thanksgiving Day for the food. For those of you living in other countries, we celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. Families get together to have a big decadent meal, commonly featuring a turkey, sweet […]

Profound Gratitude

I’m delighted to have Walter Green, author of This is the Moment: How One Man’s Yearlong Journey Captured the Power of Extraordinary Gratitude (Hay House, Oct. 2010), as my guest today. He has an amazing perception of gratitude and how […]

Small Thank You’s, Big Rewards

You know it’s proper to say thank you when someone does you a favor or goes out of their way for you. That’s a basic bit of etiquette that’s logical and usually automatic. But I realize that I’ve also made […]

President Obama Drove Down My Street!

Many diplomats and presidents drive nearby to where I live. But today I came out to find my quiet street lined with barricades. I was going somewhere and people eagerly waited for President Obama to drive by. I came back […]

My Giving Back Dream Becoming Real

For me, giving back is an ongoing blessing. That’s why it’s so gratifying to read all your thoughts about why you want to become more empowered. And I appreciate those of you who gave advice to others who posted comments. […]

Law of Attraction in Action: What Are Blessings?

This is post 28 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read the posts in this series to see how. I […]

Making Christmas Brighter for Our Troops

‘Tis the season to be jolly! Yet many of our military personnel are living in awful conditions on behalf of our country. I talked about the importance of gratitude last month. I’ve experienced the blessings of giving back, many times […]

Developing Conscious Gratitude

With Thanksgiving coming up, I had to join all the other bloggers who are writing about gratitude. I’m always blown away by the extent to which having gratitude attracts more goodies. While it’s good to give thanks on the holiday, […]

Previous Posts

Ditch the Victim Mentality
A common thread among clients who come to me for self-empowerment counseling is “Why do people use me?” And they groan, “Why me?” And they whine, “I’ll never get what I want because of _____.”  I tell them to fill in that blank with, “because I allow myself to be a victim.” People

posted 10:41:37pm Jul. 21, 2014 | read full post »

Standing Up for Yourself
You may be angry at many people and want to tell them all of. But you need to –prepare to take a stand first. Before taking a stand, ask, “Am I WILLING to be serious?” You may want to stop unacceptable behavior, but are you willing to leave or mean “no” or cut visits if ignored? Decide how

posted 12:01:04pm Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: What You Think Of Yourself
This is post 290 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to manifest your desires. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series to see how. Very often, your biggest roadblocks to achieving goals are the labels you put on yourself.

posted 8:44:56pm Jul. 16, 2014 | read full post »

Why People Become DoorMats/People Pleasers
George Bernard Shaw said, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.” Having DMS (DoorMat Syndrome) made me a People Pleaser wh

posted 2:09:35pm Jul. 14, 2014 | read full post »

Law of Attraction in Action: “It’s for the best”
This is post 289 in my series on the Law of Attraction in Action. You CAN use your power to attract all that you need. I do it every day! Read all the posts in my Law of Attraction in Action Series  to see how. People get confused when they’re trying to manifest if something doesn’t work out

posted 12:01:14pm Jul. 08, 2014 | read full post »


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