Resolute Ideas Part Two

I’m life coach and star tsar Peter Winslow. Here are 20 more things for you to consider thoughtfully in the year 2017 to take charge of what moves and motivates you in life:


  1. Laugh more often. Realize that this is how gratitude really feels.
  2. Refuse to argue. Instead, agree to disagree.
  3. Communicate with your family more often.
  4. Give something positive to someone each day.
  5. Forgive everyone for everything, including yourself.
  6. Spend more time with people over the age of 70 and under the age of 6.
  7. Make other people smile every day.
  8. Remember that what they think of you is none of your business.
  9. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick, your friends will. Stay in touch.
  10. Walk your talk.
  11. Move everything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful out of your space.
  12. Know that everything that needs to heal, can be healed.
  13. Realize that everything changes.
  14. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  15. Believe that the best is yet to come.
  16. Start everyday feeling grateful.
  17. See the world with childlike wonder again.
  18. Accept what is. Modify your inner perception of it.
  19. Know that happiness is a personal choice.
  20. Choose wisely.

I trust this completed list of 40 Thing To Consider in 2017 has given you much to think about, and perhaps even more to take action on. Tally ho

–Peter Winslow

Resolute Ideas

I’m life coach and star maker Peter Winslow. We’re well into the year 2017 now, and it’s an ideal time to take stock of what moves and motivates us. In the spirit of transition, I thought I’d send this along to you:


  1. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a dieter.
  2. Drink more water
  3. Eat more plants and foods that grow on trees, less food that is processed and manufactured.
  4. Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Enjoyment.
  5. Make time to meditate and pray regularly.
  6. Play more games.
  7. Read more than you did in 2016.
  8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  9. Sleep at least 7 hours each night.
  10. Take a brisk walk daily and smile while you walk.
  11. Cease comparing yourself to others. You have no idea what their life is really like.
  12. Let go of negative thoughts about things you cannot control.
  13. Invest more energy into being present in the moment.
  14. Don’t take yourself too seriously, because no one else does.
  15. Don’t waste your energy on paying attention to what others say and do.
  16. Dream while you are awake.
  17. Stop reminding others of their mistakes.
  18. Make peace with your past.
  19. Realize that your challenges are important teachers.
  20. Life challenges come and go, but the lessons can last a lifetime.

Be sure to stay tuned for 20 More Things to Consider in 2017 coming soon to a device near you.

–Peter Winslow

October 31st

I’m life coach and culturalist Peter Winslow, and thank you for joining me. We’re headed into Hallowe’en and the moon grows pale as the last gasp of summer’s sun acquiesces to winter’s chill.

Once upon a time, long before the Christian festival of All Hallow’s Day, most Europeans observed a much older tradition. It was at this time of year that people began to celebrate the memories of their deceased ancestors, and some even invited the spirits of past generations to return and offer guidance.

From this tradition we get the image of ghosts, frequently mentioned in the holy scriptures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and widely recognized by many cultures around the world.

What (or whom) is haunting you? Could it be… an aspect of your self? It’s time to stop struggling and make ready for a shift. Now is the time to acknowledge the hidden underbelly of your sequestered sub-persona and bring it to the light of day.

The reason many people dress as goblins and demons, devils and fiends, and other characters of dubious virtue at this particular holiday (read: “holy day”) is to play and frolic with the shadow self within them. Their “dark side” must find a healthy outlet of expression, lest it never cease to haunt and to hound them.

Truth be told, the shadow has a purpose and a mission: to assist with our spiritual ascension. It’s cathartic and cleansing to end the battle we fight with the part of ourselves we keep hidden, and develop inner peace through self-acceptance. Oftentimes and amazingly, what is revealed, is healed.

–Peter Winslow