You may doubt there’s an upside to dealing with the difficult people in our lives, but there is. And while it’s never easy, I discovered it’s also a learning opportunity. This is bravery: using the challenge of daily life to sharpen our mind and open our heart. Sakyong Mipham Early on, I used to feel… Continue reading The Upside of Difficult People in Our Life
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
"My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together" ~ Desmond Tutu Oh, my friends! Who would have ever believed we’d be in the middle of a pandemic? I can’t even imagine in my worst nightmares what it was like to live before our current advancements in medicine. To live… Continue reading The Gift of Practicing Social Responsibility with Social Distancing
Pushy people. I’m sure you’ve run across these kind-of-people. They’re not necessarily bad people, or mean people, but they certainly can be pesty, and they’re absolutely- capable of creating chaos in our lives if we allow them. If you’ve lucked out and haven’t dealt with pushy people, high five yourself for you are truly fortunate… Continue reading How Boundaries Help Protect Us from Pushy People
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.
How do we fuel our motivation to realize goals we've set? How do we maintain the energy we need to stay committed to our dreams? How do we keep a positive and enthusiastic attitude to the daily ups and downs of reaching our potential? You may be surprised with this suggestion! “Happiness lies in the… Continue reading How to Add Fuel to Our Lives for Future Success
Unless you stay at home alone or prefer not to engage in conversation and enjoy being the audience, the number of words spoken each day is countless! Countless! In my experience, if you speak so many words, you’re bound to stumble occasionally with a verbal snafu. Ever happen to you? It has to me and… Continue reading Um, Is There a Delete Button I Could Hit for That Last Comment?
“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda I’m a habitual smiler. I’ve always been. As a child. A teen. A young adult. It’s just me. The thing is, smiling has always felt good. It raises good feelings… Continue reading A Smile Is Contagious
"Happiness is total and complete satisfaction with yourself" ~ Rza As I continue my journey with assessing responsibilities in my life, establishing my priorities and then committing to follow through on those priorities, I had another friend visit me demanding attention and she is my inner perfectionist. She can be a control freak at times.… Continue reading The Power of “OK”
Problems. Conflicts. Challenges. Failure. Pain. These are circumstances we try vigorously to avoid. They’re uncomfortable, confusing, and exhausting. Not to mention considered to be “unfair”. We didn’t ask for them nor do we want them. We don’t deserve them and, we have no idea what to do with them other than feel angry, scared and… Continue reading Smooth Sailing Everyday?