Between the many "to-dos", and "must-dos", and "have to-dos", it's important to remember to take time to do something, simply for the joy of it! Joy is a vital ingredient we must deliberately add to our day. It can feel like a magic pill, a breath of fresh air, a warm hug and lovingly says,… Continue reading Taking Time for Things that Bring us Joy Each and Every Day.
How often do we take time to get what we need? It’s so easy to get lost chasing what we want. Things to make life more fun, more entertaining, or looks more plentiful and successful? While it’s a blessing to reap the material rewards of hard work, commitment and dedication, it’s never sufficient enough without… Continue reading Making Sure We Get What We Need by Practicing Self-Care
In moments of chaos and confusion, quiet can be one of the most beautiful sounds. Silence can hit the "reset" button for us. It can still and calm our racing mind, soothe and comfort our tense or turbulent emotions and gather our scattered or strained energy. Learning to make space for it throughout the course… Continue reading The Splendor of Hearing Absolutely Nothing
Oh, how times have changed. Days can easily become a blur. Minutes fade into hours into days into weeks and the lack of diversity or change of scenery can darken our outlook. We’ve been stripped bare of the freedom to do what makes our life move and have a rhythm that helps us feel good.… Continue reading Avoiding the Mental Spiderwebs that Trap Us in Negative Thoughts
Springtime is here. It’s a time where we see signs of growth and fresh beginnings after a restful, dormant winter. It’s a season full of hope and possibility and opportunity. There’s an age-old tradition to do spring cleaning for the house before the hustle and bustle of summertime growth comes around and we become… Continue reading Spring Cleaning – It’s Not Just Good for the House!
Do you ever catch your inner chatter? The self-talk running through your brain and quite possibly interrupting creative time, fun time or learning time? Of course you do, we all do. We all notice the self-talk that so rudely interrupts our concentration during the day, and quite often. In fact, it’s believed the brain has… Continue reading What Does Your Self-Talk Sound Like?
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers Reading is one of my most favorite activities. It’s a way to learn new things and, it expands the mind and boosts… Continue reading The Many Ways Reading Serves Personal Growth
"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" Henry David Thoreau Hi friends. I hope you had a wonderful week and I’m sure you’re looking forward to your break from work or school. I’ll bet your weekend is booked solid with fun, chores, sports,… Continue reading Finding Time to Be Alone is One of the Best Investments to Give Yourself
Curiosity may have killed the cat, or so the saying goes, but it sure does enhance the human spirit. Not curious by nature? No worries, curiosity can be developed with even a tiny bit of attention and intention. Now some may say, “Who cares if I’m curious or not?”, “What is it so important”, “Does… Continue reading Revitalizing Our Spirit of Adventure and Growth
The sun hasn’t even appeared and Hazel already believes the day is ruined. She lives in Apt 8J at Vita Reali and is up and at it. She’s finishing her workout and instead of bringing on her usual dose of happy, courtesy of the exercise induced release of endorphins, she’s sad. She transitions easily into… Continue reading No One is Born an Expert. It’s a Personal Evolution.