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Endings Change Things

The end of a day begins a new night.  Inevitably we have endings in our lives.  Endings are perfectly natural.  Sometimes endings do not feel so great – often we feel a loss in our endings. But any ending is the signal for a new beginning.  The day is over, now the night is beginning.  When things…

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Getting Over Fences

What is blocking our path?  We all pretty much know what we think is blocking us.  We think that we do not have time, energy, money, information, support – to do what we really want to do.  But all of those thoughts are just blocking us from living our dreams. But when we actually look at it – there…

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Instant Sunshine

“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.”  ~ Joseph Addison Have you ever been rushing through a day – preoccupied with your to do lists – and someone you do not even know smiles warmly at you as you pass?  A smile can change up a whole day. Smiles feel great to give…

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A Child’s Perspective

Dandelions are considered a weed where I live.  People try to remove them from their yards.  Still, children pick them and give them to their caregivers.  Children do not understand it is a weed – it is a very bright, fluffy flower.  They give the dandelions out of love. Now when we are adults, we…

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Fill Your Cup

Spend some time this weekend giving yourself meaningful treats.  Not just anything.  Nothing random. What is meaningful to you?  A cup of hot cocoa and a 10 minute break?  A walk in the park?  A healthy lunch with a friend?  A phone call to someone you love?  A great book to read? Really think about…

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Let’s Just Forgive Ourselves – Now

People can hold a grudge.  We get stuck when we hold resentments toward others.  We get really stuck when we hold them against ourselves. We can be very hard on ourselves.  Sometimes much more tougher than we are on others.  We can be impatient and unforgiving with ourselves. Whatever “mistakes” you think you have made…