There’s an unexpected and strange happening as we walk the path of growth and healing. What once sat well with us, no longer does. The disruption, chaos, or discomfort that didn’t bother us before, now causes irritation, frustration, and anger. And we may even find times we can’t understand the sudden sadness, resentment, or fear… Continue reading Nudged Out of Neutral
Brilliant success is a result of the hard work that goes into producing it. Like any crop, we reap what we sow. If nothing goes in, nothing comes out. As much as we wish to have spectacular results in our life, it’s a childish dream to believe it happens merely from wishing and wanting it… Continue reading We Reap Where We Sow
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
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
I have no idea when priority, meaning “prime concern, first concern, matter of greatest importance” and “a thing that is regarded as more important than another” or the British definition of “the right to take precedence or to proceed before others”, became accepted as a plural word. By definition, and for all practical reason, only… Continue reading Priority is a Singular Word, Not Plural
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.
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.
It's human nature to feel the need "to-do". Most of us are compelled towards something that drives us, challenges us, or entertains us. We like to have goals and along with these goals are preferences and opinions of how we want life to be, or wish it would be. The trouble begins when our expectations… Continue reading A Million Little Steps That Make Life Good
Yes, living a productive and responsible life is a respectable and mature goal but it can come in the price of loosing our capacity to be lighthearted. While lighthearted is indeed a feeing of being carefree, cheerful, free and easy, and happy go-lucky, which some consider immature and irresponsible, it's also a feeling that is gentle, playful, and easygoing. Being lighthearted is a beautiful way of balancing the tension and tediousness of adult life. Take a trip down memory lane and dive into your favorite fairytale from childhood. Relax and reconnect with far-away dreams, endless possibilities, and the grit to see them through. Perhaps restore the buried hope that you can do anything you put your mind to, and your treasure is out there waiting for you!