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Turn Off The Engine of Your Mind

I bet you never had that thought. I bet you never thought that you had control over your thoughts – the amount of them, the rapidity of them, or the quality of them. Most people feel that they are their thoughts; they derive their very identity [...]

The 2016 Yang Fire MonKey Book is Here

The 2016 Yang Fire Monkey…Year of Changeability and Unpredictability is now available for purchase. The book may be purchased at http://www.maryshurtleff.com, http://www.amazon.com/ or http://www.barnesandnoble.com. This year will prove [...]

Be Free In The Problem

Problems! Everybody experiences them. You might call “life challenges” your classroom for living. If you notice—every movie, play, sitcom, drama, thriller and adventure story features problems for the protagonist to face and overcome. [...]

Loneliness Is Merely an Attitude You Can Abolish Today!

Nobody — whether single, in a long-term committed relationship or anything in between — is completely immune from that often-painful feeling of loneliness. That is, however, until you can see it for what it is: an attitude that’s [...]

Your Destiny Sings In Your Ears At the Darnedest Times

Each time I stand up in front of an audience, I invite every person in the room to accept himself or herself unconditionally. “You are a one time miracle of the universe,” I boldly state. “Accept your height, weight, build, looks, hair, [...]

How To Empty Your Emotional Backpack When It Gets Too Heavy

Each winter I load my backpack up for mountaineering skiing to 10th Mountain Huts in the Rocky Mountains. I load survival gear to make sure I don’t die while I cross-country up to the top of 13,000-foot mountains at 40 below zero. In the summers, [...]

Do You Find a Way to Win or a Way to Lose? There May Be an Inner Browns Fan in All of Us

It’s not easy being a Browns Fan. We have endured a change of coach every 2 and a fraction years. The Browns have had 13 starting quarterbacks since 1999, 22 quarterbacks that have played in parts of games, and 3 different owners in 16 years. [...]

Podcast: Changing Your Life Despite Your Circumstances

Listen Here: Zelda Hayes is also known as LadyZee, author of Jezebels Last Dance: It’s Every Woman’s Story, which sets the stage of how trauma from childhood to adulthood play a huge part in the choices we make in love and life itself. Changing [...]

Podcast: Get It Together Girl

Listen Here: Karyn Beach is the host of the Get It Together Girl Podcast, where she celebrates women in their Fabulous 40s, Feisty 50s and encourages them to make their second act their best act. Get It Together Girl What is the Second [...]

Podcast: From Gloomy to ZESTY

Listen Here: Linda Babulic is a ZEST Expert and author of ZEST Your Life – A Taste of Inner Wisdom which offers the confidence and happiness building recipe that women everywhere have been waiting for. From one-on-one consults, to [...]

Podcast: How To Choose Happiness

Listen Here: Happiness Engineer and Gratitude Consultant Pas Simpson, specializes in helping people move out of their own way to follow their passion, define what success feels like to them, while building a lifetime of happiness. Pas is [...]

The Voluptuousness Of Living

“Everything is downhill from here, ‘cept what’s up…it’s all in your attitude.” Katie Lee, 95, Jerome, Arizona, singer, environmental activist. Long ago, before modern communications, before electric lights, before mobility—people [...]

LeBron Knows: Do You Know What You Need to be Successful?

In Game 5 of this season, LeBron tore the sleeves off of his jersey while on the court at Madison Square Garden. He knew what he needed to do to be successful. Kevin Love rolled up the sleeve of the jersey on his shooting arm. Perhaps the sleeves [...]

Speak Up About Something: Courage To Create Good In The World

Henry David Thoreau said, “The masses of men (and women) live lives of quiet desperation.” That equates to the fact that most people lack the courage or incentive to get involved with the great events of life within their communities, states [...]

How 21st Century Are You? Or Are You Stuck in the 80’s?

I loved my Daytimer. Perhaps you loved your Franklin planner. I was more efficient with my beloved Day-timer than I am with my Smart phone, smart as it is. Even though I could take out my Day-Timer and make an appointment faster than those at [...]

Success: Getting Out Of Your Own Way

Having worked with hundreds of successful people as well as those who find being stuck to be more comfortable, I offer seven ways to free your energies for success. I teach what has worked well for me over several decades. When you make a [...]

Podcast: From Talking Head To Super Star Presenter

Listen Here: International Opera Director & Presentation Skills Trainer, Elizabeth Bachman, helps business professionals, authors and speakers learn how to stand in their power, find their unique voices, attract exciting new customers [...]

Podcasts: How To Come Alive!

Listen Here: Eva Angvert Harren is a  Certified Integral Coach and Creator of The BEAM LiFE Process, which specializes in a Body Centered approach to Complete Wellness. She teaches people how to release internal blocks and move beyond conditioned [...]

Podcast: How To Be A Successful Thinker

Listen Here: Corey Jahnke is a high-performance coach, speaker and author of The Successful Thinker, a simple story that reveals the 7 Laws Of 21St Century Leadership and the strategies and tactics that Successful Thinkers use to create [...]

Women: The Ambassadors of Change

As women, change is second nature. It’s starts in the beginning. Sometimes before we even hit the double digits of age, barely finished playing with dolls, the transformation begins and suddenly why does my chest look different?  Wait, are [...]

Your Creative Mind: Unpredictable Collision of Thought and Circumstance

How do ideas strike you? When do they hit? Have you heard of the phrase, “Stroke of luck…flash of insight…eureka moment!” Creativity involves anticipation mingled with uncertainty. For the record, ideas grow out of your brain through [...]

Find a Safe Place to Dance

In your life, someone cheated you out of something. Another lied to you. Others gossiped about you. At some point, you suffered the loss of a friend, parent or spouse. Someone hammered you on the tennis court, chessboard or the boardroom. A [...]

Podcast: A Blind Man’s Guide To Success

Listen Here: Born into a family of carnival owners in Texas, Maxwell Ivey lost his sight at age 12. Having a natural gusto for life, Max graduated college and became heavily involved in the Eagle Scouts. He also worked in the family business [...]
Podcast: Life Is Meant To Be LIVED Not Endured

Podcast: Life Is Meant To Be LIVED Not Endured

Listen Here: Michael Jenet is the author of ASK: The Questions to Empower Your Life, which offers the final piece of the puzzle in how to get the most out of life. Life Is Meant To Be LIVED Not Endured Why are QUESTIONS the answer? Why [...]

The Point Of True Beginning: Your Perfection

Back in the 1880s while living as a sawyer in Yosemite National Park, America’s first ecologist, John Muir, lived face to face with nature. He climbed into the High Sierras throughout his life. He summited mountains, fished in clear streams [...]

You and Time

Even though it’s bitterly cold and snowy, the calendar tells me we’re already into the thawing season. A third of 2015 is nigh being reached and no doubt you’re wondering where the time went or is going – with or without you. Time is [...]

Podcast: Overcoming Obstacles For Change

Listen Here: Certified Life Coach, Glenda Thomas, is the owner of Integrated Life Coaching. is co-authoring a book with Jim Britt and Jim Lutes entitled The CHANGE. Overcoming Obstacles For Change What is the book The Change to about? Why [...]

Podcast: Navigating Life – 8 Simple Strategies

Listen Here: Rachel Heslin is an author, speaker, and life coach. Her current book, Navigating Life: 8 Simple Strategies to Guide Your Way, explores how we can learn to choose from all the possibilities that tug at us every day. Navigating [...]

Illusion of Being Right: High Level Fear Wearing A Mask

We humans make judgments on just about everything that comes into our eyesight. We judge ourselves when we look into the mirror in the morning. We judge our friends by the cars they drive. We judge strangers by the clothes they wear. We judge [...]

Becoming Empowered But Still Being Loving

Discussing the ways in which someone becomes more empowered on the spiritual path while increasing the ability to be loving is a subject of some confusion. People tend to equate empowerment with toughness, and love with softness.  Can these [...]

Harriet Anderson: 78 Year Old Ironman Champion

In 2013, Harriet Anderson raced the Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. No big deal if you’re 25, full of muscle, pep and vinegar! You can power through the 2.4-mile swim in ocean water. You can jump on your 27-speed carbon bicycle to ram [...]

Feeling Discouraged Early in Another Year – Now What?

Are you failing your New Year’s resolutions? Bored and onto a new trend? Starting another project because the current one isn’t going well? Feeling the let down of early winter? You’re not alone in your disappointment. I’m never sure [...]

Podcast: Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life

Listen Here: Frank Healy is a Life Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor, author of Heal Your Memories, Change Your Life which provides practical tips and exercises to help heal from memories that make you angry, depressed, or anxious, [...]

Podcast: Secrets to the Feminine Art of a Beautiful Life

Listen Here: Debra Brown Gordy MS MRET is a Women’s Spiritual Empowerment Mentor and founder of The Sophia Women’s Institute where she works with accomplished female professionals who hunger for more love and fulfillment, who want to [...]

Your Inner Life Elevates Your Outer Life

Back in our college years, my younger brother cut himself shaving one morning. He bled all over the washbasin. Blood ran down his neck and into the drain. He yelled, “Howard, you stupid expletive, expletive and more expletives! How can one [...]