Awareness, Choices, Controlling our Emotions, Growth, Happiness, Personal Resonsibility, Quotes

I’d Be Happy If Only…

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.”Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose Can you fill in the rest of this sentence? "I'd… Continue reading I’d Be Happy If Only…

Awareness, Choices, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Living, Quotes

The Class That Never Ends

Learning lessons is a little like reaching maturity. You’re not suddenly more happy, wealthy, or powerful, but you understand the world around you better, and you’re at peace with yourself. Learning life’s lessons is not about making your life perfect, but about seeing life as it was meant to be.  Elisabeth Kubler-Ross No, we never… Continue reading The Class That Never Ends

Choices, Controlling our Emotions, Personal Resonsibility

No One Wants Their Feelings Hurt

Having our feelings hurt is a sign. It lets us know that either a boundary has been violated or perhaps we need to construct a boundary. If we're treated in a way that we have defined as unacceptable because it's inconsiderate, unkind or disrespectful, being hurt let's us know the line was crossed. Now what?… Continue reading No One Wants Their Feelings Hurt

Choices, Growth, Quotes, Success

The Joy and Glory of the Climb

Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."Winston S. Churchill Life is… Continue reading The Joy and Glory of the Climb

Awareness, Choices, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

Moving on From Easy Street

Ever have a time where you have a really, good groove going in life? In fact, you’ve got such a good grip on things you walk with a kind of flare that only confidence provides. I mean, it’s a vibe so cool that it deserves theme music to accompany it. Then, due to nothing on… Continue reading Moving on From Easy Street

Choices, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Quotes

Fulfilling a Dream Takes Grit

Growth inside fuels growth outside."John Maxwell While pursuing a dream or personal growth, many times the daily grind does indeed begin to feel like a grind. It's when the initial high, from the visions of a new day, a new life, or a new us that has propelled us into action, begins to fizzle under… Continue reading Fulfilling a Dream Takes Grit

Authentic Living, Choices, Peaceful Living, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

One Tiny Act

Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” Jackie Chan Every day I commit to living my best life and part of this is my commitment to perform one tiny act of love and kindness to everyone who intersects my path. Every, single, person! And it can be… Continue reading One Tiny Act

Authentic Living, Choices, Fear, Personal Resonsibility

The Precarious Adventure Into the Unknown

It’s been a busy few weeks for me. My kids started school on Monday and as you could imagine, we were saddled with a long list of “to dos” and we dutifully worked through them; however, this year felt so different. Of course it felt different. In fact, it’s very, very different! In the past,… Continue reading The Precarious Adventure Into the Unknown

Choices, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Quotes

“Nosce Te Ipsum” – Know Thyself, When Listening to Advice

There are times in our life where we enter unfamiliar territory. New ideas. New goals. New challenges. And, a lot of new concerns usually accompanied by confusion and insecurity. When I find myself in a place of transition, I seek information from books, websites, and certainly advice from someone with reliable first-hand experience. While it's… Continue reading “Nosce Te Ipsum” – Know Thyself, When Listening to Advice

Awareness, Choices, Growth

Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Change Is On Its Way

It’s interesting that the moment we’re committed to a new frame of mind, one that sets new boundaries, which triggers new corresponding actions, we want to declare it. We feel healthy and certain of our new behavior approach and believe we should give everyone a heads up of what to expect. Because undoubtedly, they’ll notice… Continue reading Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Change Is On Its Way