Here you'll find all of our articles and book excerpts, categorized by topic.  As we made this page, we discovered that some of the topics have no articles yet, and some of the articles ended up falling under topics that still have no page.  So over the next few months we'll be working to rectify that situation, bringing you new pages to fit some of the articles, and new articles that fit some of our pages.  In any case, we hope that you find something that you're looking for!

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Book Excerpts

   

 

Articles and book excerpts on Acceptance:

Accepting Yourself Unconditionally      Brian Tracy
As Is      Gail Pursell Elliott

Acknowledge the Totality of Your Being      Richard Carlson

Differences      Iyanla Vanzant

Look at Life through the Windshield      Patti LaBelle

Now and Zen      Sylvia Boorstein

The River of Feelings      Thich Nhat Hanh

The Gerbil Story      Melody Beattie

The Waiver      Melody Beattie

The Fourth Tuesday:  We Talk about Death      Mitch Albom

Your Hidden Potential      Ari Kiev

Living with the Heart of a Child      Joe Mazzella

It's a Mistake!      tom walsh

Living Fully      Laura Russell

Thoughts on the Serenity Prayer      Ray Whiting

Snowy Day Gifts      Joe Mazzella

The Value of Acceptance      Janice Hain

Where I Am      tom walsh

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on Action:

Active and Receptive      Shakti Gawain
Are You Staying on Track?      Jeff Keller

Be Willing to Be a Little Outrageous to Get What You Want      Lisa Jimenez

Conquer Doubt      Vic Johnson

Emotional Response Primer      Louise Morganti Kaelin

How to Cheer Yourself up When You're Down      Colleen Moulding

I Can't      tom walsh

Just Do It!      Kathy Paauw

The Meaning behind Our Words      T.W. Winslow

Pay It Forward      Gail Pursell Elliott

A Psalm of Life      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thoughts on the Serenity Prayer      Ray Whiting

What Happened?      Julie Jordan Scott

Why Do People Fail?      Robert Taylor

Keep Track of Your Results      Jim Rohn
When We're Happiest      Earl Nightingale

 

Articles and book excerpts on Addictions:

My Story      Mike B.
My Story      Tom

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on Advertising:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on Alcoholism:

My Story      Mike B.
My Story      Tom

 


    

Articles and book excerpts on Ambition:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on Anticipation:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on Appreciation:

Think of What You Have      Richard Carlson

 

Articles and book excerpts on Arrogance:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on Attitude:

Attitude      the Dalai Lama
Gratitude:  Why and for What?     Bernie Siegel

Is Love an Art?      Erich Fromm

You Control Your Attitude      Jeff Keller

Dancing to Your Own Tune      T.W. Winslow

How Do You Handle a Bad Day?      Robert Taylor

Happiness      Bob Williams

How to Cheer Yourself up When You're Down      Colleen Moulding

How to Develop a Healthy Perspective      Jeff Keller

How to Get More out of Life      Unknown Author

I Can't      tom walsh

The "I Can't" Funeral      Author Unknown

The Key Attitude for Success      Asoka Selvarajah

Live on the Happy Side      Norman Vincent Peale

Preventing Pessimism      Nita Jackson

Put Joy in Your Life--You're Never Too Old!      Susana Bouquet

Shoveling Snow      tom walsh

Simple Pleasures      T.W. Winslow

Sowing and Reaping      Vic Johnson

Keep Track of Your Results      Jim Rohn

Second Chances      Beth Burns

The Bottom of the Barrel     Gail Pursell Elliott
Seven Ways to Cultivate a Mental Attitude That Will Bring You Peace and Happiness      Dale Carnegie

 


   

 

Articles and book excerpts on Awareness:

Accepting Yourself Unconditionally      Brian Tracy
Living in the Moment      Susan L. Taylor

Mindfulness of This Moment      Jon Kabat-Zinn

The River of Feelings      Thich Nhat Hanh

from Walden       Henry David Thoreau

The Fourth Tuesday:  We Talk about Death      Mitch Albom

You May Not Know What Really Matters      Elaine St. James

Call "Time Out" and Adjust Your Course      Jeff Keller

Have You Stopped to Listen Today?      tom walsh

How to Develop a Healthy Perspective      Jeff Keller

I'd Pick More Daisies      Don Herold

I Just Don't See It      Gail Pursell Elliott

Integrity      Paul Bauer

It's Your Life to Live      tom walsh

I Was Wondering      Beth Burns

Re-Energize Your Journal Writing      Michael Boyter

The Keeper of the Spring

A Lesson in Kindness      Author Unknown

Listen Closely. . . .      tom walsh

My Favorite Four-Letter Words      Norman Vincent Peale

Nourishing Awareness in Each Moment      Thich Nhat Hanh

Practical Time Management Tips      Tony Murtaugh

Walking a New Road      Jim Rohn

Watching the News      tom walsh

Legalize Your Emotions      Louise Morganti Kaelin

Practicing Observation during Everyday Life      Uma Silbey
I Wonder      tom walsh

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on Being Yourself:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on blessings:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on celebration:

 

Articles and book excerpts on challenges:

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on christianity:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on coincidence:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on common sense:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on comparison:

Getting away from Comparisons      Alan Loy McGinnis

 

 

     

Articles and book excerpts on complacency:

 

Articles and book excerpts on complaining:

 

Articles and book excerpts on compliments:

 

Articles and book excerpts on compromise:

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on conscience:

 

Articles and book excerpts on contentment:

Creating "White Space" in Your Life      Kathy Paauw

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on covetousness:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on desire:

The Energy of Desire     Steve Brunkhorst

 

Articles and book excerpts on determination:

Lessons from a Spider      Asoka Selvarajah

 

Articles and book excerpts on devotion:

The Person I Devote Myself to Be      tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on disappointment:

Dealing with Disappointment      Colin Clews

 

Articles and book excerpts on discouragement:

 

Articles and book excerpts on diversity:

A Call for New Values      Mikhail Gorbachev

 

Articles and book excerpts on doubt:

Conquer Doubt      Vic Johnson

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on earth:

A Supposed Letter from Chief Seattle

 

Articles and book excerpts on education:

Education      Kent Nerburn

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on ego:

Your Higher Self      Wayne Dyer

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on enlightenment:

 

Articles and book excerpts on enthusiasm:

 

Articles and book excerpts on envy:

 

Articles and book excerpts on eternity:

 

Articles and book excerpts on example:

 

Articles and book excerpts on excellence:

The Key to Your Security      Jeff Keller

 

Articles and book excerpts on excuses:

Call "Time Out" and Adjust Your Course      Jeff Keller

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on fall:

 

Articles and book excerpts on fame:

 

Articles and book excerpts on family:

Father's Day      Gary Barnes

 

Articles and book excerpts on fathers:

Father's Day      Gary Barnes

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on finances:

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on friendship:

Being There, Coming through      Janice Hain

 

Articles and book excerpts on frustration:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on generosity:

 

Articles and book excerpts on our gifts:

Being Impressive      tom walsh

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on goodness:

Sometimes It's Easy     tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on gossip:

 

Articles and book excerpts on grace:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on greed:

On Giving      Khalil Gibran

 

Articles and book excerpts on grief:

 

Articles and book excerpts on growing up:

 

Articles and book excerpts on guilt:

 

Articles and book excerpts on habits:

Tremendously Rewarding Habits     Steve Brunkhorst

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on hatred:

An Open Letter to Limp Bizkit      tom walsh

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on home:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on hospitality:

 

Articles and book excerpts on humility:

It's a Mistake!      tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on hurry:

 

Articles and book excerpts on ideals:

 

Articles and book excerpts on idleness:

 

Articles and book excerpts on idolatry:

Killing the Buddha      Melody Beattie

 

Articles and book excerpts on ignorance:

 

Articles and book excerpts on imagination:

 

Articles and book excerpts on impatience:

 

Articles and book excerpts on independence/interdependence:

Asking for Help      Susan Edwards

 

Articles and book excerpts on indifference:

 

Articles and book excerpts on individuality:

Getting away from Comparisons      Alan Loy McGinnis

 

Articles and book excerpts on insincerity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on isolation:

To Be Long      tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on jealousy:

A Cry of Pain      tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on the journey of life:

Give Your Life Direction      T.W. Winslow

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on judgment:

 

Articles and book excerpts on justice:

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on laughter:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on laziness:

 

Articles and book excerpts on leadership:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on letting go:

Forgiveness      Wayne Dyer
Gratitude Is Larger Than Life      Melody Beattie

Let the Past Go      Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Now and Zen      Sylvia Boorstein

Start over Again, and Do It Right      Elaine St James

The Gerbil Story      Melody Beattie

The Waiver      Melody Beattie

How to Hold a Grudge      tom walsh

Letting Go vs. Giving Up      Louise Morganti Kaelin

On Letting Go      Author Unknown

Perfectionism Is Too Much!      Rhoberta Shaler

Releasing the Past      Jeff Keller

Thoughts on the Serenity Prayer      Ray Whiting

Sometimes Undoing and Forgetting Are Best      Asoka Selvarajah

Thinking Straight in a Crooked World      Sheryl Ellis

Second Chances      Beth Burns
Letting Go     tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on life:

Born with Love      Marianne Williamson
Embracing Life      Rachel Naomi Remen

Good and Bad      Benjamin Hoff

Gratitude:  Why and for What?     Bernie Siegel

His Kind of Odds      Robert Fulghum

from Prescriptions for Living      Bernie Siegel

Pruning a Tree      Bernie Siegel

from Walden       Henry David Thoreau

A Complete and Balanced Life      Helaine Iris

Creating Your Own Life      Author Unknown

Developing a Reflective Life in the Midst of Turmoil      Asoka Selverajah

Edmund Pollard      Edgar Lee Masters

Emotional Response Primer      Louise Morganti Kaelin

Finding a Balance      Brian Dyson

Give Your Life Direction      T.W. Winslow

Living with the Heart of a Child      Joe Mazzella

How to Get More out of Life      Unknown Author

I Believe      John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

I'd Pick More Daisies      Don Herold

In This Day      Bob Perks

It's Your Life to Live      tom walsh

A Life of Choices:  The Choice That Is Life      Jane Mullikin

Living Fully      Laura Russell

Living Life Fully      tom walsh
Proverbs for Abundant Living      Brian Cavanaugh
A Psalm of Life      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Start Living in Prime Time      Denis Waitley

Start Today      Joe Mazzella

Top Ten Principles to Live by--Plus One!      Louise Morganti Kaelin

What I Hope      Paul Harvey

What's Your View?      Ray Whiting
Rules for Being Human      unattributed
Take a Deep Breath, Decide to Enjoy Life, and Feed the Birds     Brian Dickinson
Live Life to the Fullest     Brian Bartes
Miss Dix's Dictates for a Happy Life     Dorothy Dix

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on loneliness:

To Be Long      tom walsh

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on loyalty:

Being There, Coming through      Janice Hain

 

Articles and book excerpts on lying:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on materialism:

The Myth of More     Marci Shimoff

 

Articles and book excerpts on meanness:

 

Articles and book excerpts on men:

 

Articles and book excerpts on mindfulness:

Living in the Moment      Susan L. Taylor
Mindfulness of This Moment      Jon Kabat-Zinn

The River of Feelings      Thich Nhat Hanh

from The Te of Piglet      Benjamin Hoff

The Fourth Tuesday:  We Talk about Death      Mitch Albom

I'd Pick More Daisies      Don Herold

I Just Don't See It      Gail Pursell Elliott

I Was Wondering      Beth Burns

Lessons from a Spider      Asoka Selvarajah

Listen Closely. . . .      tom walsh

Living in the Moment      Paul Bauer

Morning Pages      Asoka Selvarajah

Nourishing Awareness in Each Moment      Thich Nhat Hanh

Simple Pleasures      T.W. Winslow

The Teachers in My Life      tom walsh

What Happened?      Julie Jordan Scott
Undivided Attention     tom walsh
What Is Your Life Telling You?    Helaine Iris
Brighten the World (Bit by Bit)       tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on miracles:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on mistrust:

 

Articles and book excerpts on moderation:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on mothers:

 

Articles and book excerpts on motivation:

Why Do People Fail?      Robert Taylor

 

Articles and book excerpts on mystery:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on negative attitudes:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on not fitting in:

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on open-mindedness:

 

Articles and book excerpts on opportunity:

It Is up to You      Jim Rohn

 

Articles and book excerpts on optimism:

The "I Can't" Funeral      Author Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on perspective:

Affirmations:  Creating Our Positive Outlook      Barry Bitman
You're a Beautiful Person      tom walsh

A Worn-Out Creed     Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Born with Love      Marianne Williamson

A Creed of the Open Road      Ralph Waldo Trine

Differences      Iyanla Vanzant

Do One Thing Different      Bill O'Hanlon

Forgiveness      Wayne Dyer

Good and Bad      Benjamin Hoff

Gratitude:  Why and for What?     Bernie Siegel

Gratitude Is Larger Than Life      Melody Beattie

Gratitude      Sarah Ban Breathnach

His Kind of Odds      Robert Fulghum

How Do We Deal with Setbacks?      Gary Egeberg

Being Impressive      tom walsh

Is Love an Art?      Erich Fromm

Keeping It Together      Rachel Naomi Remen

from Letters to a Young Poet      Rainer Maria Rilke

Mermaids      Robert Fulghum

Positive Expectancy      Bill O'Hanlon

Pruning a Tree      Bernie Siegel

Think of What You Have      Richard Carlson

You Control Your Attitude      Jeff Keller

The Broken Pot      author unknown

Call "Time Out" and Adjust Your Course      Jeff Keller

Change Your Pace      Hilton Gregory

The Christmas Alone      tom walsh

Dealing with Disappointment      Colin Clews

Depression Is a Spiritual Issue      Frederick Zappone

Do I Really Need This?  Wants vs. Needs      Jane Mullikin

Embracing the Everyday      Susie Michelle Cortwright

Fireworks, Barney, and Santa Claus:  An Unholy Trio      Gene Curry

How Do You Handle a Bad Day?      Robert Taylor

Happiness      Bob Williams

Living with the Heart of a Child      Joe Mazzella

How to Develop a Healthy Perspective      Jeff Keller

I Can't      tom walsh

I Just Don't See It      Gail Pursell Elliott

It's Your Life to Live      tom walsh

Re-Energize Your Journal Writing      Michael Boyter

Letting Go vs. Giving Up      Louise Morganti Kaelin

An Open Letter to Limp Bizkit      tom walsh

The Power of Goalsetting      Julie Jordan Scott

The Precious Present      Spencer Johnson

Put Joy in Your Life--You're Never Too Old!      Susana Bouquet

The Rainy Days      tom walsh

Redefining Retirement      Henry Fenwick

Regrets, I Have a Few. . . .      Robert Knowlton

Sacred or Scared?      Gail Pursell Elliott

Snowy Day Gifts      Joe Mazzella

Still Don't Know What You Want to Be?      Valerie Young

A Teaching on Heaven and Hell

I Want to Be Six      Author Unknown

A Story about Ugly      Author Unknown

What's Wrong with Grown-Ups?

What's Your View?      Ray Whiting

Where I Am      tom walsh

Whose Standards?      Robert Taylor

In the Wink of an Eye      Lewis Frost

You Never Know      Helaine Iris

Your Greatest Strength      Author Unknown

How to Get out of Your Own Way      Jim M. Allen
Sigmund Wollman's Reality Test     Robert Fulghum

 

Articles and book excerpts on pessimism:

Preventing Pessimism      Nita Jackson

 

Articles and book excerpts on play:

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on power:

 

Articles and book excerpts on praise:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on prejudice:

 

Articles and book excerpts on pride:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on prosperity:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on recovery:

My Story      Mike B.
My Story      Tom

 

Articles and book excerpts on recreation:

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on relationships:

The Houdini Syndrome      Bob Welch
Capital Expenditures      Gail Pursell Elliott

Connect or Contact:  A Call to Community      Jance Hain

Doing Dishes      tom walsh

Father's Day      Gary Barnes

How Do You Treat Others?      Robert Taylor

How's Your Mental Health?      Dale Kiefer (for people with newborns)

How to Hold a Grudge      tom walsh

How to Open up While Staying Safe      Rinatta Paries

Listen Closely. . . .      tom walsh

A Matter of Choice      Asoka Selvarajah

Put a Little Z.I.P. in Your Relationships      Chris Widener

Produce a Quantum Leap in Your Life Fast      Asoka Selvarajah
Sixty Years, Headed to Forever      Staci Stallings
Why Am I so Fond of Mrs. Mann?      Marc Wiltse

Start Living in Prime Time      Denis Waitley

The Teachers in My Life      tom walsh

Ten Ways to Inspire Others      Michael Angier

Three Wondrous Answers      Lev Tolstoy (retold by Thich Nhat Hanh)

When You See "Red"      Rhoberta Shaler

 

Articles and book excerpts on religion:

A Worn-Out Creed     Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

 

Articles and book excerpts on resentment:

A Cry of Pain      tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on respect:

Capital Expenditures      Gail Pursell Elliott

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on revenge:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on ritual:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on ruts:

 

Articles and book excerpts on sadness:

The Rainy Days      tom walsh

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on security:

The Key to Your Security      Jeff Keller

 

Articles and book excerpts on self:

Accepting Yourself Unconditionally      Brian Tracy
Acknowledge the Totality of Your Being      Richard Carlson

Your Higher Self      Wayne Dyer

Keeping It Together      Rachel Naomi Remen

Pruning a Tree      Bernie Siegel

Self-Love      M. Scott Peck

from "Self-Reliance"      Ralph Waldo Emerson

Site to Be Developed      Bernie Siegel

Taking Charge by Taking Responsibility      Dan Millman

from The Te of Piglet      Benjamin Hoff

Your Hidden Potential      Ari Kiev

A Complete and Balanced Life      Helaine Iris

Ponderings on Max Ehrmann's "Desiderata"      tom walsh

Doing vs. Being      tom walsh

Successfully Downloading and Installing "A-Ha's"      Julie Jordan Scott

Elevate Your Life Simply and Lusciously      Julie Jordan Scott

How to Open up While Staying Safe      Rinatta Paries

In This Day      Bob Perks

It Is up to You      Jim Rohn

Journey into Your Heart      Ronald Bissell

Let Freedom Ring!      Kathy Paauw

Listen While You Speak      Louise Morganti Kaelin

Making Change, One Layer at a Time      Rosemarie Rossetti

Morning Pages      Asoka Selvarajah

Self-Improvement as It Applies to You      Robert Taylor

Solitude and Seclusion      Khalil Gibran

Sometimes Undoing and Forgetting Are Best      Asoka Selvarajah

Sprouting Seeds--the Roots of Self-Growth      Gary Barnes

The Teachers in My Life      tom walsh

Top Ten Principles to Live by--Plus One!      Louise Morganti Kaelin

You Are a Marvel      Pau Casals

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on self-pity:

Self-Pity      tom walsh

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on selfishness:

Sabotaged Efforts      Ray Whiting

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on setting examples:

 

Articles and book excerpts on shame:

 

Articles and book excerpts on sharing:

Sharing the Wealth     Charlie Badenhop

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on sincerity:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on sorrow:

Let the Past Go      Ella Wheeler Wilcox

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on spring:

 

Articles and book excerpts on standards:

Whose Standards?      Robert Taylor

 

Articles and book excerpts that present strategies:

How to Get out of Your Own Way      Jim M. Allen

 

Articles and book excerpts on stories:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on stress:

The Lighter Side of Stress     Jo-Anne Cutler

 

Articles and book excerpts on stupidity:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on suffering:

Regrets, I Have a Few. . . .      Robert Knowlton

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on summer:

 

Articles and book excerpts on talent:

Benefits of Prayer    Dale Carnegie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on tragedy:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on truth:

Integrity      Paul Bauer

 

Articles and book excerpts on unfulfilled dreams:

 

 

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on vanity:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on visualization:

Just Do It!      Kathy Paauw

 

Articles and book excerpts on walking:

A Nice Long Walk     tom walsh

 

Articles and book excerpts on war:

 

Articles and book excerpts on weakness:

Your Greatest Strength      Author Unknown

 

Articles and book excerpts on wealth:

Love, Wealth and Success      Author Unknown

 

Articles and book excerpts on winter:

 

 

Articles and book excerpts on women:

 

 

 

  

Articles and book excerpts on worship:

 

Articles and book excerpts on youth:

 

Articles and book excerpts on Zen: