Author: Nancy Anderson

Writing a Must-Have List

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Growth that lasts is, of necessity, a long, slow process. The human mind is designed to incorporate learning in small […]

Creativity and Change

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For most people the word change conjures up images of difficulty and stress, not improvement and growth. This is because […]

Does Your Work Have Meaning?

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When your work feels like an exercise in futility you may try to make up for your dissatisfaction on the […]

Helping or Rescuing

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To rescue means to save people from injury or harm, to liberate or release them from fear or other restriction, […]

The Key to a Balanced Life

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Every day in a new year is an opportunity to maintain the balance between meeting the needs of others and […]

How Competent Are You?

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Competent is a word that describes people who know what they are doing. When everyone raves about your apple pie compared to other apple pies they’ve eaten, you become known as an authority on the subject of apple pies. But what about the baker who thinks her apple pie is just as good as yours, maybe even better, in spite of evidence to the contrary? This is a sign of incompetence, according to a study done by researchers at Cornell University.

Do You See Others as They Are or As You Want Them to Be?

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Mental clarity is the ability to make distinctions between the false and the true, what appears to be real and what is illusory. Mental confusion, on the other hand, is often based on dishonesty: either you are not telling yourself the truth, or someone is not telling you the truth. And if you are not aware of or you deny your feelings, you are even more likely to be easily fooled. As an example, your longing for approval causes you to overlook the flaws in a person from whom you seek validation.

What is Your Life Script?

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A life script is based on illogical decisions made around the age of puberty about how life will turn out for you. At the time, you were too young, isolated, or overwhelmed to know you had options. From then on, life may have run its course to failure in love and work, until you decided to change your script.  Three Life Scripts

Happiness is the Result of Good Boundaries

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Good boundaries are like locked doors that protect you from intruders. When and why you open your doors is up to you, so you feel safe and happy. If you have poor boundaries, people can barge into your space at any time, causing you to feel anxious and angry.

Finding an Encore Career

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Aging is a positive experience when your work gives you emotional and spiritual satisfaction. Whether the job, business, or creative project is a full or part time endeavor, remaining actively engaged in work you enjoy will improve your health and attitude toward life. This is because being in the right niche in work makes the best use of strengths gained from a lifetime of experience.

Values and Success

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If you are not reaching the goals that are important to you, the chances are your values are in conflict. One part of you wants one result, and the other something very different. To resolve the inner war, ask yourself if what you think you have to have is what you truly need.

Why Healthy Choices Feel Wrong

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Change for the better takes place in three stages. The first stage is when you admit that what you are doing is not working, and you ask for help if you need it. Then comes the second and most difficult stage of change: stopping what you are doing that is not working. If you persist in your efforts, you reach the third and final stage, making healthy choices. You may relapse occasionally, but you rebound quickly.

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