The Best Investment You’ll Ever Make

The Best Investment You

The myth of how to be successful in the 20th century has ended (it is the 21st century, after all). You know the myth well because it’s made you feel like a bit of a failure. Go to school and get good grades so you can get into a good college.  Work hard and get more ...

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Why Letting Go Is So Hard and What To Do About It

Why Letting Go Is So Hard and What To Do About It: Letting go can be difficult and scary.  Here are simple steps you can take to move on, learn from the situation and become happier.

We’ve all been blessed with heart-breaking situations where people have wronged us or things haven’t gone the way we would like.  Moving past them is difficult. If you’ve ended a relationship, job or time in your life, it’s tough to let go and move on.  Your subconscious, or monkey mind, wants to hold onto it like ...

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How to Defeat Depression with a Simple Daily Practice

How to Defeat Depression with a Simple Daily Practice: This is how a simple daily practice, repeated over time helped me to transform my depression into happiness.

I spent much of my life in a haze of depression.  Growing up never being accepted for who I was and never feeling like I was enough, despite high grades, awards and other accolades, led to a life of depression. I was always striving to be the best at anything I did, hoping to prove myself ...

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How to Be Happy While Achieving Your Goals

How to Be Happy While Achieving Your Goals: Having a hard time hitting your goals?  Try this different approach that incorporates mindfulness and makes it easier to hit your target.

Goals.  We’re supposed to have them.  Theoretically, we can’t accomplish anything without them.  I beg to differ. I used to be a goal-seeking nut.  Every day I would read my goals, visualize them, break them down into steps, set specific dates and follow all the usual goal “rules.” And the process drove me crazy.  I met very ...

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Secrets to Stronger Bonds in a Committed Relationship

Secrets to Stronger Bonds in a Committed Relationship: I had to learn the hard way the secret to developing and maintaining a committed relationship. Here

  Growing up, about 98% of my parents’ friends and my friends’ parents were divorced.  My parents were unhappily married and stayed together for twenty five years “for the kids.” I didn’t grow up with any great relationship role models.  Because of this, I repeated problematic patterns that always led to the same end result: my boredom ...

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Humans Are Underrated – How To Ensure That You Will Never Be Replaced By A Computer

How To Ensure That You Will Never Be Replaced By A Computer: How to set yourself apart at your job or in your business using the concepts from Humans Are Overrated by Geoff Colvin.

Remember back in the day when you thought that if you had a “good job” with a “good company” that your job was safe and secure? I think we all know that those days are long gone.  From my own experience, I can confirm that “secure” jobs are a thing of the past.  I’ve been in ...

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Restoring the Mind and Body with Yoga – The Yapana Way

Restoring the Mind and Body with Yoga – The Yapana Way

  For those of you who follow this blog, you know that I’m a strong proponent of a regular yoga practice.  You don’t have to be tall, skinny and Gumby-like to start practicing yoga or to get anywhere with it.  Yoga can be adapted to anyone at any age, in any physical condition, from kids to ...

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How To Change Your Beliefs To Change Your Life

10 Simple Steps to change limiting beliefs and open new doors of possibility

Do any of these statements sound familiar? I’m not smart enough to do what they do. I’m too old to start over.  I’m too young to be able to do that.   People don’t love me because I’m fat.  I never get promotions because I’m too stupid.  Everyone else gets great opportunities but me. These are the words ...

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How to Turn Anger and Resentment Into Happiness

How to Turn Anger and Resentment Into Happiness: Find out the simple steps to turn your anger and resentment toward someone else into happiness and freedom.

You’re angry because he forgot your anniversary – again.  You resent that she spends more time with her friends than with you.  There your parents go again – playing favorites with your younger brother. These all boil down to resentment.  You resent the other person for doing something that irks you. You set up expectations for other ...

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How to Make Stress Your Friend

Stress Management

  Do you live a stressful life?  There aren’t many people who would answer “no.”  Being stressed and crazy busy are like badges of honor.  Societal programming silently tells you that if you’re not stressed out and busy, there’s something wrong with you.  You’re not doing enough.  Read my post on being and doing “enough” HERE. While ...

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