Integrity

The Science of Prayer

Can we talk about the science of prayer for a sec?

In her book, Who Switched off My Brain? Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions, Dr. Caroline Leaf writes:

“A growing body of scientific research confirms that prayer and actively developing your spiritual life increases frontal lobe activity, thickness, intelligence, and overall health.” (Page 115)

Think about that for a minute: Prayer and actively developing your spiritual life increases frontal lobe activity, thickness, intelligence, and overall health!

Prayer is a critical human spiritual activity. Millions of people in all cultures, races, and religions pray. Sometimes the answers I get… Read More

A Cure for Boredom

Just when you were getting used to counting crickets . . .

Businesses are gradually reopening and stay-at-home directives are being eased. This reopening can come with certain challenges and stresses.

Rest assured, I’ll continue to send strategies to help you reduce worry and stress as we navigate through these next phases together.

Until then . . .

Let’s go back to what I said about “counting crickets.”

Does anyone ever get used to that?

I’m talking about boredom.

Boredom. Can. Be. Painful.

Can you relate?

That’s precisely why . . .

I went on a quest to find a… Read More

Easing the Burden of Financial Worries During the Pandemic

David’s closing words ignited more peace and hope than I could have imagined!

There were just about five minutes left in my online interview with Mortgage Agent, David Imler. I was live streaming the show and David’s image froze. Since we had already covered the strategies I’d promised viewers by this point, I decided it would be a good time to end the episode.

Little did I know the best was yet to come . . .

This episode focused on helping people to reduce their financial stress during the pandemic. To close the show,… Read More

Tips for Working Well at Home

Working from home is a new “normal” for many people.

At first glance, working from home can seem like a luxury. Yet, it’s certainly no picnic and being productive is easier said than done.

As a professional speaker and author, I’ve worked remotely for more than 20 years. Based on my experience, and what I’ve learned from others, I’ve found there are key things that need to be managed, avoided, and created in order to make working from home a success:… Read More

The Power of Stepping Away

Take a look at the picture at the bottom of this post . . .

Notice how by “stepping away,” others are protected too?

Sometimes, by stepping away, you protect yourself – AND – your integrity, your values, your health, your wealth, your family, your business, and more!

Stepping away isn’t always easy. Yet, when you look at the big picture of the consequences of staying put—and the benefits of leaving that something behind—it gives you the strength to take those first steps . . .

. . . and those first few steps can seem the most challenging.

Is there something—or… Read More

A Christmas Miracle

I asked the woman behind the counter, “Are you ready for Christmas yet?”

Even though I didn’t know this woman, she confided in me, “Well, I have twin 14-year-old boys and money is really tight this year. I let them know we’re going to have to wait until February to celebrate Christmas.”

While driving home, I thought, “I wish there was something I could do to help.” Then I thought, “What are you talking about?! You can help her.” Money had been tight for me too that year but I still had enough to help her. That’s exactly what I… Read More

Act with Integrity

* An excerpt from CALM

If you commit a breach of integrity, take action to fix it if you can.

Shannon Barks, a friend of mine, received a hot-air popcorn maker as a wedding present from her aunt. Since this aunt was a particularly close family member, the new bride wondered, why would my aunt give me a popcorn maker as a wedding gift? Not wanting to seem ungrateful or to hurt her aunt’s feelings, Shannon sent a very flattering thank-you note. It said, “Thank you so much for the popcorn maker. We use it all the time.” She mailed… Read More