Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Lessons from a Recovering Doormat

Giving Back Archives

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 […]


Save Calories & Sweeten Lives

Every year at Halloween time I hear women “complaining” about all the candy they’ll eat. It’s a good excuse to buy all the decadent sweets you love so you can pig out on the leftovers. I used to do it […]


Random Acts of Kindness

I’m happy to have Lorraine Niemeyer, who writes the blog Inspiration Awaits You,  as my guest today. I love sharing the blessing of giving back to others. Lorraines true story brought me to tears and I asked if I could […]


Prayers for Japan

I have a few problems on my plate that are big for me and have been making me feel stressed. Then I turned on the TV and saw pictures from Japan after the earthquake and tsunami and my problems melted […]

Giving Back: One Rose

There’s a Japanese woman in my building who’s lived here as long as me. We always say hello on the elevator but that’s about it. Her English isn’t great so our conversations have been limited. But she always smiles and […]

Giving Back:

I continue to post in my Giving Back series because doing good for others brings you so many benefits in return. The karma is terrific for attracting good things for you. But it also plain old feels great to know […]

Giving Back: Kindness for Those Who Annoy You

What’s your response to someone who annoys or hurts you? Anger? Bristling? Wanting to get back at them? Instead of hurting them or lashing out, give them kindness instead. People who do things to annoy you are usually not happy. […]

Giving Back: Kind Words

I’ve been posting in my Giving Back series to alert you to the importance of paying forward for your blessings. DoorMats give to gain approval. Being liked is most important to them so they give to get approval and to […]

Giving Back: Baby Steppin’ Random Acts of Kindness

I remember years ago when I first heard about the concept of practice random acts of kindness. The exact quote, “Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty” is said to have been coined by peace activist Anne Herbert. These […]

Embracing SUCCESS: Interview with Gary Player

I’m honored to have an interview with Gary Player, one of golf’s greatest champions. As one of the “Big Three” of golf’s golden era (with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer), he helped launch golf as a major international sport. He […]

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. […]

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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