I need help getting out of a rut

Dear Laurie, I feel like I’m in a rut and can’t get out of it. Can you help me? I would really appreciate it! Donna – – – Dear Donna, I don’t have any details about the rut you’re in, so my response is pretty generic. The first thing to do is find time to sit quiet, close your eyes, breathe and relax. Allow all of your feelings to come…

Help me improve my self-esteem without a divorce

Dear Laurie, My husband picks on me a lot and my self-esteem is draining. How can I get it back without getting a divorce? Thank you! Barbara Dear Barbara, Thank you for writing in. Asking for help is a positive action step of self-love. To begin, I suggest taking some time to discern your feelings and desires: How does it make you feel when he is picking on you? What…

Visualization: I AM pure potential

Lie down and make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes, relax and rest. Feel your breath coming in and out of your nose. Set your intention: “I intend to feel my pure essence. I intend to feel oneness and to know who my divine self is here on earth. I invite in my higher self to help me with this quest.” You are pure potential beyond your personality and small self…

Do you prove to yourself that you are lovable?

Laurie Martin, Smile Across Your Heart

I caught myself telling myself that a particular person doesn’t like me and my mind was proving it to me, “they didn’t say happy birthday, they don’t post on my wall.” And, then I stopped and said, “Would I point out to my best friends the people that don’t like them and all the reasons why? And, of course I would NEVER! So, if we are being our own best…

Heart to Heart: Staying calm in the midst of life’s big unknown

Laurie Martin

Dear Laurie, I’m writing to you in the middle of my trip moving my life across the country. My mind is spinning in anxiousness about the unknown. I’m making myself extremely fearful and worried. How can I keep myself calm? Thank you for your advice! Gina Dear Gina, Congratulations on having the courage to make a big life change. I’m so glad you realize that your own thoughts are creating…

Heart to Heart: How do I go about seeking greater fulfillment in my life?

Laurie Martin

Dear Laurie, I’m looking for greater fulfillment in my life but I don’t know where to start. Do you have any suggestions for me? With an open and grateful heart, Michelle Dear beautiful, open and grateful-hearted Michelle, I’m so glad you are listening to the whispers in your heart that are moving you toward more joy and happiness in your life. By the mere fact that you are listening, asking…

Heart to Heart: Things aren’t going your way, but stop beating yourself up

Laurie Martin

Dear Laurie, When things don’t go my way I have a habit of being really hard on myself. I would like to stop beating myself up. What do you suggest I do instead? Nicki Dear Nicki, I’m sure many people can relate to your question. I’m glad you have an interest in being kinder to yourself. Make an agreement with yourself to practice living like you are your own best…