Monthly Archives: May 2010

Inner Peace and the 7 Keys to Profound Happiness – #3 Focus on your Strengths

Focus on your STRENGTHS. One of my coaches Ken Abrams, MCC, was raving about Marcus Buckingham’s latest book Go Put Your Strengths To Work.  Next to this book was Strengths Finder 2.0.  I bought both.  Like many people, I’ve put A LOT of attention on my areas for improvement, and glossed over the strengths.  Wouldn’t… Read more »

Inner Peace Strategy – From Stress to Sanity: 5 MUSTS to Restore Balance Even if You're Working 12 Hour Days

Don’t underestimate the power of each of these simple “musts”: 1. Breathing. The more stressed you are, the more your body contracts. Instinctually, your breathing becomes shallow. You practically stop breathing. With less oxygen making it to your brilliant brain cells, stress rises. Fortunately, the fix is simple. Bring your conscious attention to your breathing…. Read more »

Inner Peace with Momentum

Let me ask you ONE question. What does every successful and peace-filled human being have in common? Take your BEST guess… A)   A Private Jet, Ferrari and a Beach House B)   LOTS of time spent in a Zen monastery C)   What? Success AND Inner Peace don’t really co-exist, do they? D)  A “Sensational Support Structure”… Read more »

Inner Peace and the 7 Keys to Profound Happiness – #2 Daily Gratitude

2.  Daily Gratitude. This isn’t a new concept.  However, putting it CONSISTENTLY into practice IS new, at least for me. At the Mega-Book Marketing conference, I heard Jack Canfield speak about the “gratitude rituals” of featured speakers in The Secret. Apparently, each morning before Rhonda Byrne gets out of bed, she connects with feelings of… Read more »

Inner Peace Tip #9 – How Do You Maintain Inner Peace, Calm and Sanity When Facing a Terminal Disease or When a Loved One Is Facing This Diagnosis?

I have tremendous compassion and empathy for anyone having to face a terminal disease or who has a loved one facing this diagnosis.  First and foremost, it’s important to understand how anything but inner peace can exasperate and even accelerate disease. If you’re supporting a loved one, your added stress can be contagious too. Instead, this… Read more »

Personal Achievement or Spiritual Evolution: Can you have BOTH? Take charge or let go? Or?

In the world of personal development, there seem to be two distinct camps.  Both approaches seem to lead to the same thing — happiness and INNER PEACE.  Is one approach, more effective than the other?  How can we make sense of the sometimes contradicting approaches? The Camp of Achievement First is the goal-oriented, achievement-based, power-filled doctrine. … Read more »