Yes, it’s hard to watch a version of ourselves behaving badly, but we see where we once were and fuel our motivation to continue creating a better future. Let’s embrace it like a wise, old friend helping us to stay on track because they see our potential and that we’re destined and capable to be so much more than we are today. ❤
Authentic Living, Awareness, Choices, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

Being a Loving Witness to Undesired Behavior

As I travel the road of healing and growth, I witness behaviors I’m trying to rise above. It can be overwhelming because I’m not only trying to change these very behaviors, I’m coming face to face with how I used to unknowingly impact others firsthand. Let me just say, I feel a sense of “yuck”!… Continue reading Being a Loving Witness to Undesired Behavior

How to use our hyperawareness to learn and grow!
Awareness, Growth, Mindfulness, Personal Resonsibility

When Feeling Hyperaware is a Good Thing

When I’m working on personal change, as I assess myself and the world around me, a lot of things start happening. I’m hyperaware of people behaving the way I’m trying to change. I see it everywhere. In fact, I can't not see it! So, I get a little irritated by their poor choices. Then, I… Continue reading When Feeling Hyperaware is a Good Thing

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

Awareness, Choices, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Living

Make a Promise to Live Your Best Moment Today

Go ahead and try this today. Whether you know exactly which direction you're going, or exactly what you want to do. Whether you're doing what you love to do, or you're stuck doing what you hate to do. Whether you're in good health or bad, confident or terrified, inspired or expired, depleted or invigorated, vibrant… Continue reading Make a Promise to Live Your Best Moment Today

Choices, Choosing Balance, Daily Balance, Happiness, Personal Resonsibility, Self-Care

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

Choices, Emotions, Growth, Mindfulness, Motivation, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

Just Keep Showing Up Through Good or Bad Times

Life is about learning and growth, and some days the best we can do is simply show up. Some days, our "best" feels worse than not good enough, it feels pathetic. But, that doesn't have to be the end of our story. What can we do on a "bad" day? Continue to show up! Just… Continue reading Just Keep Showing Up Through Good or Bad Times

Authentic Living, Growth, Life Coaching, Motivation

Wanting and Wishing for a Mentor

Through history mentors have been a priceless resource offering apprenticeships in an array of areas like education, art, philosophy, religion, politics, and craftsman. The expert training the young and inexperienced person aspiring to become a master. Mentors take the camaraderie of like-minded people to the next level having lived the life we want to live… Continue reading Wanting and Wishing for a Mentor

Choices, Controlling our Emotions, Emotions, Growth, Personal Resonsibility, Positive Choices

Regret Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Regret suggests feelings of sadness, disappointment, and unhappiness over something that’s been done, particularly when we feel we’ve missed an opportunity. It’s hindsight. Well, it’s true that hindsight is 20/20,  and by definition, only comes after something has passed, so of course we can clearly see the better option or missed opportunity, later on. But… Continue reading Regret Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

Awareness, Choices, Controlling our Emotions, Growth, Personal Resonsibility

The Upside of Difficult People in Our Life

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

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

One Moment at a Time

Life happens one moment at a time. This is the only place we "actively" live. The rest is memory and dreams. Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, whatever you’re doing... be there! Be wholly there! Being present is living life to your fullest. It's not missing out on the joys we're gifted. And it's not… Continue reading One Moment at a Time