Acceptance

By Patricia: What does it take to build a strong relationship with others? One of the hardest parts about building a relationship, whether it is a new one or one that has been established for years, is acceptance, simply accepting the person for who and what they are. This is the basis for all strong read more…

Being Happy

By Patricia: Being happy. Everyone wants to be happy. So why are so many of us not happy? Strange as it may seem, happiness is a choice. Every moment of every day, we choose how we feel. How do we do that? What we feel depends on what we think. Sounds weird, doesn’t it? It’s read more…

How Do You Earn Forgiveness?

By Patricia: I have spent many years working with recovering addicts. One of the hardest things for my clients was the concept of forgiveness. They did not know how to ask for forgiveness, how to grant forgiveness to others, and, most importantly, how to forgive themselves. Addicts always do harmful things to their families and read more…

Pushing Your Limits

By Patricia: Why is it that horse riders have a reputation for ignoring their limits? It’s because the only way you become a better rider or trainer is to push past the best that you can do. They push past what they have done before. They take a trail or enter a competition they’ve never read more…

Learn To Love Yourself

By Patricia: One of the greatest sources of dissatisfaction in our lives arises from what is called dissonance. Dissonance arises when what we do, does not support what we believe. For example, if I believe lying is wrong, but I continually find myself lying to cover myself (telling my boss I wasn’t late to work read more…