Don't resist the ending for it heralds a new beginning.
Awareness, Choices, Fear, Growth, Peaceful Living

The Beauty of Endings and Beginnings

Endings are considered the finish, closing, conclusion and resolution of something. It can be a period of time, a book or movie, and activities. So, when what you’re doing lifts you up, brings you joy and entertainment, stimulation and growth, connection, satisfaction and fulfillment, endings can stir feelings of sadness. “Every new beginning comes from… Continue reading The Beauty of Endings and Beginnings

Don't allow shame to control your choices. Take time to neutralize it's influence and take charge of choices that nourish your spirit and growth!
Choices, Controlling our Emotions, Fear, Growth, Peaceful Living, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

How Fear of Shame Influences our Choices

Shame is a powerful tool and millions of people use it to control others. It's oppressive, and it exploits our desperate need to avoid embarrassment or social retaliation. It can hold us captive in a state of fear of humiliation and distress with no hope or belief in our ability to recover. I've been on… Continue reading How Fear of Shame Influences our Choices

Even in places of darkness, the sun continues to shine. If we have faith and continue to move, however small, we will once again step into the sunshine!
Awareness, Daily Balance, Fear, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Living

The Sun Is Always Shining

The sun is always shining. To be in the light simply depends on where we're standing. Being in the dark does not and IS NOT permanent. When we keep moving, we move through the dark times, and can once again step into the light that illuminates our path and provides optimism and hope. We can never get to where we want to be by standing where we are now. The earth maintains balance by altering sunlight and darkness. It must in order to exist. The same is true for life. Taking time to observer nature can help us to reconnect with this truth! We have the capability to make it through if we continue to believe.

Awareness, Choices, Fear, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

Recognizing the Deficiency in Certainty

Moving on from how uncertainty builds resiliency, I wanted to dig a little deeper into the compulsion of certainty because nowadays, people seem to crave certainty more than ever. We crave the certainty of success in work, relationships, investments, spirituality, and sports. The desire for certainty has replaced what used to be a “leap of… Continue reading Recognizing the Deficiency in Certainty

Awareness, Choices, Fear, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

Uncertainty Reinforces Our Resiliency

Uncertainty asks us to be persistent in our struggles, resolute in our setbacks, and determined in staying committed until we achieve our desired results. Uncertainty calls on our character. It tests it. It responds to it. It builds it. And ultimately, it will reward it.  The thing is, we’ll never know what would or could… Continue reading Uncertainty Reinforces Our Resiliency

Authentic Living, Choices, Fear, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

Making Room for Insecurity

The task we must set for ourselves is not to feel secure, but to be able to tolerate insecurity. Erich Fromm Avoiding challenge may spare us some pain and effort in the short run, but it doesn't yield the glorious and long-term results like meeting a new challenge which calls for courage, and demands improvement… Continue reading Making Room for Insecurity

Awareness, Choices, Fear, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Living

Embracing the Inevitable Struggles

Why must there be struggle? I think it's fair to say, nobody wants struggle, welcomes struggle or appreciates struggle. Typically, it's avoided at all costs. Struggle is defined as "make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction." Forceful? Violent? Doesn't sound appealing, right? So, why embrace it? Because struggle is, has… Continue reading Embracing the Inevitable Struggles

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, Fear, Growth, Lifestyle Transformation, Mindfulness, Personal Resonsibility

How Butterflies Symbolize the Hope and Beauty in Life Change

Life is constantly evolving and although change can be frightening with it's undiscovered and unexplored territory, it also allows a place for new growth. I revisit this truth in life often with my children. My hope is to help them, as budding teenagers, to not only welcome change but seek it out for the rest… Continue reading How Butterflies Symbolize the Hope and Beauty in Life Change

Awareness, Choosing Balance, Controlling our Emotions, Emotions, Fear, Mindfulness, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

Hanging On When the World Turns Upside Down

I’m putting a hold on my follow up blog to last weeks blog Getting Comfortable With Our Thoughts which will  share suggestions of what to do with our journaled thoughts. Today, I believe it's more important to address the rise of concern and helplessness that's spreading throughout the world and hope to  ease and diffuse… Continue reading Hanging On When the World Turns Upside Down