Soul food. Do you know what it tastes like? Do you like it? I’m not talking about the ethnic cuisine of the rural south, which is some of the tastiest comfort food ever created, or the cultural movement of “soul food” in the 60s that nourished the spirit and united millions of African Americans. I’m… Continue reading The Benefits and Power of Seeking “Soul Food”
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers Reading is one of my most favorite activities. It’s a way to learn new things and, it expands the mind and boosts… Continue reading The Many Ways Reading Serves Personal Growth
"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" Henry David Thoreau Hi friends. I hope you had a wonderful week and I’m sure you’re looking forward to your break from work or school. I’ll bet your weekend is booked solid with fun, chores, sports,… Continue reading Finding Time to Be Alone is One of the Best Investments to Give Yourself
I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins. ~ Shel Silverstein Hugs feel good. Oh, so very good! No matter our age, we all… Continue reading I Could Really Go for a Hug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJVnPOIdgUA “True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.” ~ William Penn From the moment you wake, life is a series of tasks. Beginning with nutrition and hygiene and usually ending with nutrition and hygiene. So simple, right? What happens in the… Continue reading Quiet Please!
Confidence is quiet. Insecurity is loud." Have you ever been talking to someone when, out of the blue, they make a comment that appears to be innocent, yet it’s an insult to you in disguise? Building themselves up in the same breath that is putting you down? I've been in shock as I've witnessed many comments such as… Continue reading Water Off a Duck
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. – K.T. Jong Whenever we are feeling tired and overwhelmed but lacking in satisfaction for accomplishing… Continue reading Creating Space for Awareness
“Meditation trains the mind the way physical exercise strengthens the body." Sharon Salzberg Mindfulness gives us an anchor to living in the present moment, all day, everyday, when we practice it enough. Meditation is one key way to practice mindfulness. If you’ve read this mindfulness series, we first stepped into the practice of mindfulness… Continue reading Impact of simple meditation