Anger’s a highly misunderstood and underappreciated emotion that’s simply doing its job and trying to get our attention to consider what may not be working so well in our life. Instead of embracing our anger and trying to learn from it, we’ll do other things, like let it run wild, try to bury it, and… Continue reading Embracing Our Anger to Understand It Better
The Beauty of a Fresh Start
Every single morning is a new beginning. A fresh start to give our best effort and be our best self ❤ As we say goodbye to 2021, and two very, very, challenging years, I look towards 2022 with hope. It may be the fact that I slowed down this past month to take self-inventory. It… Continue reading The Beauty of a Fresh Start
Seeing Red: Is There an Upside to Anger?
Anger is treated like an evil force in nature. Dark. Destructive. Scary. Psychologists describe it as an emotional response to a real or imagined “wrong” or injustice or when things don’t go the way we’d like, and we resist present-moment reality. Typically, it’s experienced as a secondary emotion when our feelings are hurt, and we… Continue reading Seeing Red: Is There an Upside to Anger?
Handling Rumination on the Road to Change
My last blog highlighted seeing our undesired behavior in others. What starts as a lesson in grace and patience for others and ourselves, can quickly morph into a dark battle within us if left unchecked. How? Because, in noticing these unwanted behaviors playing out around and within us, we can fall into a loop of… Continue reading Handling Rumination on the Road to Change
Dissolving Criticism to Lighten Our Outlook
Ok, last blog I talked about self-criticism which pretty much happens to all of us at one time or another, but to varying degrees. Some people can use it constructively and take steps to apply changes to their life whether changing gears, direction, or approach. Some dive into reflection and observation to figure out the… Continue reading Dissolving Criticism to Lighten Our Outlook
A Million Little Steps That Make Life Good
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
A Simple Intention to Get the Ball Rolling
Sometimes it's way too easy to feel we're too far behind, so overwhelmed, or so down, that it seems impossible to get ahead, find balance or climb up from the down. Enough with beating ourselves up! Reality check...it's not just us. Everyone has times like these in life. It's a part of life that appears… Continue reading A Simple Intention to Get the Ball Rolling
Making Sure We Get What We Need by Practicing Self-Care
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
The People Around Us Can Inspire Our Next Step
Life is an intricate and interactive journey that delivers more than the challenges we set in motion to reach our social goals. Life's undeniable, omniscient power delivers the experiences required to grow our spirit which transcends all material-like prizes to lead us closer to love and harmony. Yes, in times of transition, our next step… Continue reading The People Around Us Can Inspire Our Next Step
We Can Only Improve Our Tomorrow, Today
There's an innate drive to improve our lives and our greatest power of influence lies in the present moment. Strong values, clarity in our goals and dedication to reaching those goals is the key to making optimal choices each and every moment. This is how we shape our tomorrow.