Overcome Limiting Thoughts: 5 Ways to Be Happier and More Present

“The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.” ~Robert Pirsig Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by unpleasant thoughts and feelings? Do they show up like an uninvited guest when you’re least expecting them? About eight months ago, I quit a lucrative corporate job in finance to follow my passion, writing. Like most things in life, this decision came with a cost. And all the angst that comes with it. A few months into my venture, I noticed my angst had become a large part of my mental world. I worried I’d run out of money, that my dream of being a well-paid writer wouldn’t materialize. I’d admonish myself for leaving a perfectly secure job to chase a pipe dream. “What were you thinking?” I’d say to myself, “I mean, how stupid could you be? Eventually, I noticed something interesting. […]

Read more

3 Reasons Why Letting Go Is Your Best Path

The Splendor of Surrender Surrender sits at the heart of enjoying a truly serene and successful life. By “surrender” I’m not referring to waving a white flag or giving up, but instead the willingness and ability to let go. Here are my three top tips to fully embrace the joy and grace continuously flowing through every moment of existence: 1. Know deeply that everything happens to help you Creation is occurring in its awe-inspiring glory right now. Everything happens to help you to wake up, learn how to love unconditionally and live your purpose. To resist life is to push away magic and miracles. Trying to make life look how you think it should is the equivalent of trying to squeeze the universe through the eye of a needle. The universe in which we play is abundant. It is trying to give you everything. Always. There isn’t a moment when […]

Read more

The No-Gimmick, Fastest Way to Make Real Change

B.J. Fogg, PhD, a social scientist and behavior researcher at Stanford University, helps people kickstart positive changes in behavior with his project Tiny Habits. Sure, we all want to change. We want to read more poetry, do more sit-ups and eat less fried calamari dipped in so-called dipping sauce, which is really just straight mayo with squirt of lemon. We want to take up the cello and accomplish one kind act per day. And yet, when we make these decisions—enthusiastically in the middle of night, scribbled down as an absolute-to-do list in the margins of an old magazine (where are the Post-its when you need one?)—we tend to wake up the next morning and not follow through…or follow through for one day or two, then quit. Enter B.J. Fogg, PhD, a social scientist and behavior researcher at Stanford University who has helped such innovators as the founder of Instagram understand […]

Read more

How Your Positive Thinking Helps Us All

Thinking ‘We’ Helps ‘Me’ Do Better Many of us now realize that the kinds of thoughts we think throughout most of the day create our reality. We try to program ourselves with positive self-talk, such as: ‘I am going to have a great day. All good things will flow to me, and everything that’s supposed to happen will happen.’ This approach works (and there’s been a good deal of research into it, detailed in my book The Intention Experiment ) because our brains, clever as they are in most other regards, cannot tell the difference between an action and a thought. Most of the research on self-talk and mental rehearsal has focused on internal pep talks by individuals about themselves, but Veronica Son and Deborah Feltz of the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University designed an ingenious study to test what happens to individual performance when participants concentrate their […]

Read more

Accepting Things for What They Are Instead of Resisting Change

“What we see is mainly what we look for.” ~Unknown Years ago I was fortunate enough to travel on a Mediterranean cruise. I had just graduated from college and was in that difficult transition stage where I didn’t know what would come next. I was looking to relax, but also hoping that some soul searching would lead to clarity, epiphanies, and answers. One day I thought I found them on the island of Santorini, Greece. Between the blinding whites, the sapphire blues, the sun-kissed streets, and the black-sand beaches, I felt like I had been dropped ina utopia. There, where everything was crisper and brighter, my mind felt clear and my heart felt hopeful. I suddenly had the feeling I would find my way and all would be right in my world. As I lay on the beach made from volcanic ashes, overflowing with happiness, I knew I wanted to […]

Read more

Contact Us

For My Sister Friends, LLC
P.O. Box 753
Franklin Park, New Jersey 08823

Get Connected

Join Our Mailing List

Click here to subscribe to our mailing list!