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Friday Fragments

Newsletter Archive

"Friday Fragments" - tips, tricks and mindset shifts to keep you happy, joyous and free.

Unlocking Freedom:

Mar 1, 2024

Reclaiming Your Energy from the Cycle of Controlling Help Issue 64. March 1, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Ephraim Mayrena If you’ve been giving advice to somebody over and over and over again and they never take it, this essay is for you. We do this in an effort to…

Navigating Urgency:

Feb 23, 2024

How to Slow Down So You Can Spot and Avoid Red Flags Issue 63. February 23, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Bernd Dittrich If you want what you want when you want it, you’re not likely to be able to delay gratification. This often happens when you have a sense…

My Top 12 Relationship Tips from 12-Step Recovery

Feb 16, 2024

Unlocking Intimacy:16 Transformations in 12-Step Recovery for Better Sex Issue 62. February 16, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Getty Images One of the many benefits of my 12-step recovery that I would never have guessed at is that sex has improved dramatically. I’ve learned to keep the focus on myself,…

My Top 12 Relationship Tips from 12-Step Recovery

Feb 9, 2024

Issue 61. February 9, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are the top 12 relationships tips I learned from 12-step recovery. Seeing as I’m now in the first (and only) healthy relationship of my life after about 40 years of dating, you…

The Art of Letting Go: How to Unhook from Unconscious Expectations

Feb 2, 2024

Part 5 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations Issue 60. February 2, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Yunus Tug Now that we’re on my 5th essay about overcoming unrealistic expectations you might be thinking, “I’m starting to understand how to not have expectations ahead of time, but what if I’m still resentful because…

How to Break Free from Suffering By Lowering Your Expectations and Gain Serenity

Jan 26, 2024

Part 4 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations Issue 59. January 26, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Thomas Serer Managing my expectations has been a HUGE part of my recovery and is one of the foundations of my emotional sobriety. I’ve learned that sometimes, in order to have the peace I…

How to Find Serenity in an Unfair World: The Path of Acceptance and Action

Jan 19, 2024

Part 3 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations Issue 58. January 19, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Allison Saeng Fairness is one of my most important values. I really want things to be fair for people. At the same time, I get that the world is not fair. What I’ve come…

How to Let Go of Blame, Confront Unrealistic Expectations, and Embrace Reality

Jan 17, 2024

Part 2 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations Issue 57. January 12, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ The reason I’m doing this five-part series is that having unrealistic expectations has been the story of my life. Letting go of those expectations has been an enormous part of my recovery and something I continue…

How to Break Free from Unrealistic Expectations for Inner Peace and Serenity

Jan 5, 2024

Part 1 of 5: Overcoming Unrealistic Expectations Issue 56. January 5, 2024 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: ph-m-chung One of the most disruptive patterns I discovered in early recovery was that I had all kinds of unrealistic expectations – of myself, others and the world. Since this was such an enormous…

Why It’s None of Your Business What Others Think of You

Dec 29, 2023

Issue 55. December 29, 2023 ✨ Higher Power Coaching & Consulting ✨ Photo Credit: Dayne Topkin When I first heard the saying, “It’s none of your business what other people think of you”, I had no idea what that meant. I seriously couldn’t wrap my mind around it. Every time I thought about that saying,…