Thoughts On The Verdict

Thoughts On The Verdict

We Are Here We are at the eclipse… the moment… the transition. When the verdict came out in the Derek Chauvin case, a collective sigh of relief that comes from counting on our justice system to work was heard around the country. Horns blared in communities, cheers...
How to Rethink Your Feelings of Fear

How to Rethink Your Feelings of Fear

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Fear is an illusion” and I intellectually get that that’s true, but boy, those fearful feelings can certainly feel real…real enough to prevent me from truly enjoying life. Feelings of fear can also seem real...
Five Practices to Ease Anxiety

Five Practices to Ease Anxiety

As I was giving some thought to our theme of Coming of Age, I realized most cultures and religions have specific events, ceremonies, or celebrations associated with maturity milestones. Then, I started thinking about the period of time just prior to a major...
How Your Mindset Reflects Your Character

How Your Mindset Reflects Your Character

Let’s face it…it’s easy to feel happy when everything is going your way, but who are you really when relationships and situations are not how you’d like them to be? What comes to mind when I think of the word Character, are basically two...
Today Has Possibilities

Today Has Possibilities

The Word “Possibilities” Feels Liberating to Me. It conjures up a sort of spaciousness in my mind… and I like that. There’s an obvious paradox going on right now… although we are physically being confined to a limited amount of external outings and...
Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say

 “The difference between the right word and the almost right word, is the difference between lightening and a lightening bug” ~ Mark Twain Indeed, words are so powerful. The art of effective communication is essential to our wellbeing. It fosters human connections by...
Self Love. Self Power. Self Energy.

Self Love. Self Power. Self Energy.

Self Love I’ve heard it time and time again that self love is the key to living a life of harmony, peace and joy….so, I thought to take another look at the concept of self love…which clearly deserves my respect. I think another word synonymous for...
3 Tips to Ignite Creativity

3 Tips to Ignite Creativity

 “Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”  — Mary Lou Cook To be perfectly honest, I never considered the meaning of the word “creativity” as taking risks or...
Buying a Gift for That Challenging Person

Buying a Gift for That Challenging Person

Do you have a certain person on your holiday list that is a bit more challenging to buy for than the others? I certainly do… it’s my husband. Oddly enough, he’s the one that I really want to get that “perfect” gift for… you know, the gift that says, you mean so much...
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

I have been part of and enjoyed many traditions throughout my life, and they have all served me well… creating a sense of connectedness and comfort via familiarity and consistency. Traditions can be small, like sending out a few yearly cards, or grand, like annual...
Getting Through Changes

Getting Through Changes

…What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when we bring what is within us out into the world, miracles happen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Be assured that change is inevitable. Life is constantly evolving...
Letting Go…

Letting Go…

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi Alex and I had a home on Lake Nacimiento in Central California for close to 20 years. This was our little “get away,” where we were nurtured by Mother Nature herself… no internet,...
Peace Within

Peace Within

“Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ~ Dali Lama The Dali Lama is really onto something here…the...

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