3 Hands On Tips for Engaging Your Resilience

FailureEmpower Your Personal Transformation

You lost your job, got divorced, battled a life threatening disease, someone you love shattered your world, you lost a loved one, a pet, you had to move your residence, the list goes on — how do we get back up and more than that, how do we find our new normal and thrive?

Being able to adapt and enjoy our life in a new way — the bounce back factor, that is resilience. And you are right, life isn’t easy and in our eyes at times, isn’t fair — it takes all we got sometimes to get out of bed in the morning and that’s OK.

The single most important thing to remember is that we are not alone on our journey, there are others here. Wherever we are in life there are people that rise out of nowhere exactly when we need them. I know developing a positive attitude sounds cliche and it certainly is difficult to keep it up during times of adversity, but when we are able to step back a little, most often what we need the most is right in front of our eyes, right where we are, usually within reach.

My personal experience has shown me that with our dedication and daily practice, we can cultivate the good, focus on what we want and eventually create a new inner world — that is our transformation.

In 2012, my job was eliminated, a month later I was diagnosed with cancer. Without reliable income I used what little retirement I had managed to save up to live on. A year later I lost three people who were very close to me in six months time. Yes, there were plenty of days during that time when I felt like giving up and some days I did. The point I wish to make is that we need to take the dark days for what they are — dark days. Rest, cry, stay in bed for a day or two but after your fill of crying — GET UP. 

Here are 3 To-the-Point Tips to Help Empower your Personal Resilience

  1. Get a book from the library or watch Super Soul Sunday on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network offers extraordinary uplifting and personal development programming.  Find your faith wherever or whatever it is. 
  2. Go to church, meditate at a local buddhist temple, sit by the ocean and write. The conversation is with ourselves, and with God, Higher Power, Universe. The questions become; how can I look at this problem differently, how can I adapt, how can I change for the better — what is the gift?
  3. Develop Positive Self Talk. You’ve got to keep reaching. You have got to keep loving. And eventually, when we do the work, developing our heart and training our mind to believe in love and possibility, we are lead into a new and beautiful space of peace and wise acceptance — our resilience.

“Failure isn’t the opposite of success, it’s a stepping stone to success.”

— Thrive Global

You can read more of my story — LOVE MATTERS at my blog yesrising.com.

Love and Motivation


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Connection and relationship with each other is our validation. We often seek it elsewhere in material things. The kindness we share through connection awakens each other’s Divine Gift. Our motivation is each other. We were never meant to conquer life alone.

Most of the time as a young man, and admittedly, many times until recently, I thought I needed to do everything myself. That somehow I must suffer, struggle “work hard” for success. That accepting help was taking from those who really needed it or that I wasn’t worth the investment. Both of those views are incorrect. You are worth the investment — you matter!

– excerpt from The Grace of Redefining Love (available May, 2017) #ExpandingLife

Authentic Motivation

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You are Possible

Authentic motivation comes from and through each others heart center. One of the most empowering realizations we can make is this. By encouraging each other’s possibility, we encourage our own.



Be Still

“Slowly life began to change. I could see growth in myself, in my world – in our world. My perceptions were changing and my intention was set on living more fully, healthy and wholly. I wanted to be me, the child empath, and the nature child who talked to the trees, whose therapist was the sea.” #BeStill#CouragePreceedsSuccess




I Bow

This mantra celebrates the unique and divine form of God Ganapathy (Ganesha) and his powers. The Ganesha Mool Mantra, beginning with the incantation of ‘Om’ evokes positivity, purity, energy and the presence of Lord Ganpati in one’s life.





I wish the world perfect

blue green waters clean

dreams streaming
in and out of everyone’s hearts

wish the days sunny
the nights midnight blue

the scent of jasmine
rose and honeysuckle too

behold as you are
a breath of divine light

a pulse of historic beauty

a drop of cleansing rain

reaching out hand to hand

resting on the white sands

becoming and retrieving
a souls journey

through sacred lands

From the book HERO, a collection of poems written between 1990 and 2001. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.


“Everyone is the anomaly because everyone is unique…and the gift that the Universe provides is the room for all of us to live beyond expectation.”


Follow Your Heart – and Shine.

We are loved beyond belief. And made of that same love, same stardust that we are – beautiful and unique, we add our bright light to this giant jigsaw puzzle called life.

-from my book MERGING WORLDS