Be confident and take action: 3 ways to boost your self-esteem

Do you often feel powerless to make a change? Do you criticize yourself? Are you convinced you’re not good enough? You might have low self-esteem. You are not low self-esteem. Everyone has accrued thoughts about themselves, whether positive or negative over time. These ideas form an identity—a sense of solidity that makes us feel secure… Continue reading Be confident and take action: 3 ways to boost your self-esteem

Phone and social media eating up your time? 4 strategies for a healthy balance

Recently, I cut down on my social media use. I’ve been managing time efficiently. I’ve been enthused about life. I’m not surprised. However, I didn’t expect to find the email, Wikipedia, and the weekly forecast taking up my time. My web surfing looked like this: It will be sunny the next two weeks --“I already… Continue reading Phone and social media eating up your time? 4 strategies for a healthy balance

Living with ADHD: Taking back your life with simple strategies

I’m in Religious Studies class.  The professor believes I’m paying attention... I’m at war with myself. My thoughts are pulling me in every direction. Everything is chaotic. I'm barely sitting still. Before I can clear my head, the class is over. I learned nothing. I walk towards the street where I parked. My car is… Continue reading Living with ADHD: Taking back your life with simple strategies

My stint with Performance Anxiety: How I’ve learned to overcome it, and how you can too

A friend once told me that playing music to strangers is the same as getting naked for them. I’ve never stripped to a crowd of people. I do know the fear of performing can be terrifying. I can’t say for sure if his saying is true. Once, I watched a street musician who made performing… Continue reading My stint with Performance Anxiety: How I’ve learned to overcome it, and how you can too

The “Thinker”: Stepping out of our age old habits to finding peace and clarity

We are continually caught up in an endless stream of thinking. The momentum pulls us along like rushing whitewater, offering us no choice other than to be carried along for the ride. Our lives seem so cluttered with things to think about, there is no space for anything else. Yet, pay close attention next time… Continue reading The “Thinker”: Stepping out of our age old habits to finding peace and clarity