Why is self-help wrong?

Before I was old enough to do really need "help" (in my teens), there was a self-help revolution. I started hearing the term often in the late 80s and early 90s. Of course, at that time I didn't pay any attention to the movement, or culture. I didn't need it. I was just fine. Today, I'm a self-help devotee. I'm easily engaged by Deepak Chopra and The Chopra Center, almost everything that comes out of Hay House, "Eat, Pray, Love" inspired me, and I can go on. I'm often moved by television shows because I see and feel a message in it that I can use. I embraced yoga in 2000, adopted reiki in 2003, seriously journaling in 1998, and have prayed all my life. My next step toward enlightenment is a 21-Day Meditation Challenge offered by The Chopra Center.

In The Moment: Now vs. Later

Never put off today what you can do tomorrow! Wait, that doesn't sound right, does it? [Give me a minute to search for the right quote.] "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today." Thomas Jefferson I've written about procrastination before (or I planned to). In my own life, I see that if I … Continue reading In The Moment: Now vs. Later

Happiness, positive thinking & the law of attraction

I remember when I was little, my mother often said to me to "think positive." She said this to me anytime I was stressed about an issue in my life. And believe me, there were many.Now, so many years later, I have adopted positive thinking. You really don't believe it until you see it in … Continue reading Happiness, positive thinking & the law of attraction