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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 who catered to others, with little reciprocation. […]

This is post 192 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 […]

I’m delighted to have innovation expert Jeff DeGraff as my guest today. Jeff is an innovation professor at the Ross School of Business, the founder of Innovatrium Institute of Innovation, and co-creator of Competing Values Framework. In his new book, […]

Today is Day 14 of my 31 Days of Self-Love posts to celebrate Self-Love Month with suggestions for jump-starting your own self-love. Self-love and allowing yourself to be ta victim don’t work together. Victims rarely love themselves. It’s not loving […]

When life is going your way, it’s easier to be happy. But you can smile even when it’s not perfect. I do it all the time! That’s what inner contentment can do for you. I’ve learned that contentment involves feeling […]

I’m delighted to have an interview with celebrity trainer/nutritionist, Kathy Kaehler. Kathy has trained celebrity moms such as Julia Roberts, Michelle Pfeiffer and Denise Richards. I consider taking care of your body as an act of love. She lives by […]

On Saturday the US played England in soccer. It was the first time that they’ve played each other in many years. Last time the US won. This time the Brits were primed to beat us. Their fans taunted the Americans, […]

Last week I talked about the importance of speaking up for YOU, your needs and your time in my post called Turning Over Your Welcome Mat. I call it personal freedom because tying up your time for others keeps you […]

I’m delighted to have an interview with Bobbie Thomas as my first for Beliefnet in my Embracing SUCCESS series. Her national column, “The Buzz,” is featured in In Touch magazine and highlights Hollywood’s hottest fashion and beauty must-haves, and explores […]

Becoming self-empowered is a slow process. I truly believe that everyone has a little bit of DoorMat in them. I still do, though now I’ve become stronger about managing my need to be liked. I love myself enough to stop […]