Accountability

Accountability is taking full responsibility for your life and your choices – the good and the bad, and accepting the power you have to create your own life experience.

Is It Better to Be Nice or Kind?

Written by on February 12, 2018 in Accountability, Self-Awareness
Is It Better to Be Nice or Kind?

~ Originally this post was meant to be a warm and fuzzy reminder that February 11 – 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Week, an unofficial but widely celebrated event. But as sometimes happens, while poking around the web looking for a few pearls of inspiration about kindness, I ended up going in a slightly […]

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The Promises We Break

Written by on January 23, 2018 in Accountability, Self-Awareness
The Promises We Break

~ How do you feel when someone breaks a promise to you: sad, disappointed, betrayed, maybe a bit foolish if it isn’t the first time? A promise establishes the expectation that a particular thing will happen, and when the commitment is fulfilled it builds confidence that the individual can be trusted to keep their word. […]

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Until You Let Go Of the Past You’ll Never Be Free

Written by on December 11, 2017 in Accountability, Emotional Mastery
Until You Let Go Of the Past You’ll Never Be Free

~ Teachers can get pretty creative sometimes in order to illustrate a point. I recall one evening in a psychology class the conversation turned to the issue of hanging onto past hurts and grievances and how easy it is for this old baggage to gradually modify our behavior – and rarely for the better. As […]

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Are You Giving Away Your Time?

Written by on October 19, 2017 in Accountability
Are You Giving Away Your Time?

Time management is not a topic I normally dip my toes into, so allow me to declare up front that I am no “expert” when it comes to systems, strategies or recommending the latest and greatest gadget for organizing your life. But then it’s not like there’s a shortage of advice on this topic. Thousands […]

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Assertiveness: The Key to Building Mutual Respect

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Accountability, Emotional Mastery with 18 Comments
Assertiveness: The Key to Building Mutual Respect

Your habitually late friend has yet again left you waiting and ruined plans for the evening. It’s frustrating and hurtful, but you’ve given up trying to fix your friend so you suck it up and let it go. Your mother volunteers you to help with a fundraiser at church. You are already up to your […]

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Have You Ever Considered All The Things You Take For Granted?

Written by on September 5, 2017 in Accountability, Self-Awareness
Have You Ever Considered All The Things You Take For Granted?

~ Last week I found myself reflecting on all of the things that I take for granted, like when I decided to treat myself to a 30-day break during the month of August. There was the road trip around my new home state of Oregon, and lots of hiking. Then there were the work projects, […]

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