Choices, Emotions, Growth, Mindfulness, Motivation, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

Just Keep Showing Up Through Good or Bad Times

Life is about learning and growth, and some days the best we can do is simply show up. Some days, our "best" feels worse than not good enough, it feels pathetic. But, that doesn't have to be the end of our story. What can we do on a "bad" day? Continue to show up! Just… Continue reading Just Keep Showing Up Through Good or Bad Times

Choices, Controlling our Emotions, Emotions, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

Regret Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Regret suggests feelings of sadness, disappointment, and unhappiness over something that’s been done, particularly when we feel we’ve missed an opportunity. It’s hindsight. Well, it’s true that hindsight is 20/20,  and by definition, only comes after something has passed, so of course we can clearly see the better option or missed opportunity, later on. But… Continue reading Regret Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Authentic Living, Awareness, Choices, Emotions, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

The Bitterness of Sarcastic Remarks

Many times, people grow insecure by the passion and determination of others invested in healthy and positive lifestyle changes. They use sarcasm as an attempt to diffuse their self-judgment and insecurity. The art of sarcasm. You may know someone who is exceptionally gifted in delivering sarcasm. It’s defined as “the use of irony to mock… Continue reading The Bitterness of Sarcastic Remarks

Awareness, Choices, Controlling our Emotions, Emotions, Growth, Mindfulness, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

I Can’t Stop This Feeling

Sometimes, like it or not, we can’t stop our feelings. Yeah, times like these, our feelings interrupt our best intentions for change. Intended changes, in perception, attitude, reaction, and action we’d like to happen, get derailed as strong feelings hijack our focus for attempt to introduce new behavior. Jealousy, insecurity, perceived unfairness, disrespect, abandonment, or… Continue reading I Can’t Stop This Feeling

Choices, Emotions, Growth, Motivation, Personal Resonsibility, Success

Accepting Mistakes and Not Giving Up

Mistakes have become a dirty word. Inappropriately so! Mistakes are part of the machine of learning. Rare you will find in history immediate and complete perfection on the first try. If you do, please share it with me. 😉 Brilliant mistakes have given this world some amazing gifts. Like penicillin, the pacemaker and the beloved… Continue reading Accepting Mistakes and Not Giving Up

Awareness, Choices, Emotions, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

Habits That Hold Us Down

When I'm focused on heading a new direction, I'm pumped up and ready to take-action but first I take stock of troublesome behaviors, because I've got to be doing some things that undoubtedly don't serve my betterment. I need to make space for more helpful habits by removing ones that are heavy, negative weight. A… Continue reading Habits That Hold Us Down

Authentic Living, Awareness, Emotions, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

The Nasty Nature of Negative Self-Talk

Ugh, negative self-talk. In my opinion, it's one of the most destructive forces of nature. A tsunami that wreaks havoc on our inner peace. Sadly, this kind of internal dialogue plagues most people. Yep. Not many people have eluded this phenomenon and unless we’ve had guidance in processing and dissolving negative self-talk, we create a… Continue reading The Nasty Nature of Negative Self-Talk

Authentic Living, Awareness, Emotions, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Living

A Big Dose of Loving-Kindness Helps Soothe Our Growing Pains

On our journey of self-discovery we can expect some growing pains. I can remember this clearly when I started my journey. The patterns of thoughts, feelings, and corresponding behaviors I observed were not only overwhelming, they were daunting to monitor and then trying to expeditiously adjust. It's a swift and unexpected reality slap in the… Continue reading A Big Dose of Loving-Kindness Helps Soothe Our Growing Pains

Authentic Living, Awareness, Choices, Emotions, Mindfulness, Peaceful Living, Personal Resonsibility

Embrace Stillness: Find Your Center

When I'm feeling pain and sadness. When life seems overwhelmed by chaos and disorder. When confusion clouds direction. I do what is immediately within my control. I take time for quiet and go within and listen to the wisdom of my soul. It takes me to a place where I am centered. A place of… Continue reading Embrace Stillness: Find Your Center

Authentic Living, Awareness, Choices, Emotions, Growth, Happiness, Personal Resonsibility

Gaining Time by Loosing Comparison

How much times he gains who does not look to see what his neighbour says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy."Marcus Aurelius, Meditations