Entries by Lisa Hillary

How Forgiving Yourself and Others Changes Your Brain

“Be quick to forgive, because we’re all walking wounded.” ~Anonymous People often behave in ways that we find irritating, annoying, or worse. This can happen especially with people close to us. They can speak with little consideration for the impact of their words. They can criticize us and pounce on our mistakes. Sometimes they do […]

The Power of Waiting

“Waiting is not mere empty hoping. It has the inner certainty of reaching the goal.” ~I Ching Waiting has a bad rap in modern Western society. It’s not surprising that I had to look to an ancient Chinese text (the I Ching) in order to find a suitable quote to begin this article. We don’t […]

It’s Okay to “Fail” on Your Way to Finding What You Want to Do

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw  I would say it’s a safe assumption that most people aren’t quite sure what they’re doing. What do I mean? I mean that most individuals—whether they look polished and presentable or haphazardly have their life thrown together—are generally playing a game called […]

A New Way to Make Hard Decisions

Do you consider yourself a decisive person? Or, do you struggle to make choices for yourself—whether they’re big or small? Many of us (myself included!) fall into that second category, and there’s no doubt that it can be somewhat paralyzing. Fortunately, science is here to help. According to research published by Psychological Science, there’s one […]