Once you take ownership of these keys, take care of them well and begin to use them daily. [more]
I began this year with a quieter soul. Intentionally. What I mean by that is I decided to deliberately listen to my thoughts, pay attention to my desires, and stay aware of my emotions throughout the day…and respond accordingly. This has quieted me. Brought more peace.
Looking back can be an effective catalyst for moving forward. As 2016 comes to a close, many are reflecting on the successes, as well as disappointments, of the past year. Too often we allow the circumstances of life to dictate how our year (month/week/day/hour/minute) will turn out.
Though there is some debate as to whether Ghandi actually said, “Be the change you want to see in the world,” or not, the idea behind it is still brilliant. After all, we certainly can’t force others to change and become what we want to see in the world. So why not start with ourselves? [more]
As a little girl, I had quite the imagination. I dreamed of being so many wonderful things! Being a princess was my favorite dream. I would be a good princess who loved the people of the land and made right every wrong done to them. [more]
With the first hint of coolness in the air I feel my mood shift upwards. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Joy increases! Expectations soar! I feel ready for new challenges! [more]
Safety. What does that mean to you? The actual definition is “freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss.” So let’s think about that a minute. [more]
A few years back I was pondering what values I truly believe in. I identified what makes me the most angry and what brings me the most joy. Those two answers will quickly help to determine what you value most. It is an exercise I highly recommend. [more]
Art may seem like a strange word to use in relation to listening. But art is a skill. And it is beautiful. To listen is to pay attention – to attend closely to what another is saying – for the purpose of really hearing. Listening, like art, is a skill. [more]
“Chaos swirling around us doesn’t have to equal chaos swirling within us.” Leaving for the office this morning I heard those random words in my head. I wasn’t thinking them up. They just came! But they were loud enough to make me stop. Pause. Think about them. And agree. Yes, how true. How very true. [more]