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
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.
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
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
Life is much more manageable when we find like-minded people. This I learned in my early days of awakening to my path of self-discovery. I quickly realized I was alone. Not many people seemed content, or had any curiosity or interest in expanding themselves. They definitely weren't thriving. They were just getting by, just making… Continue reading Seeking a Like-Minded Friend in Times of Personal Change
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
What happens when the new and wonderful changes we’re making in our life makes what we used to do and who we used to do it with feel off? Have you found yourself in times of growth and change, struggling to be around the old, familiar situations or the old gang? It happens, especially at… Continue reading The Change Created by Making Changes
New attitude. New outlook. New way of being. A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.Antoine De Saint-Exupery New. New. New. Defined as “not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time”, and also, “just beginning or beginning… Continue reading The Awkwardness That Comes with Personal Change