Healing Sounds Of Water

Listen to the sounds of a stream.  Listen to the water running over the rocks.  Listen to the water bubbling and rushing. Water makes music.  In all forms.  Raindrops fall on a metal roof.  The ocean tide flows in over the sand and then back.  Even water from the faucet makes a unique sound. The…

Reset Yourself

I know it is early in the week, but we can reset any time we want.  All we have to do is interrupt our usual daily schedule.  Stop to admire a sunset.  Take a lunch break at the park.  Take the long way home.  Take your time and enjoy any moment. Reset your mood any…

Think Good Things

People call it a lot of things – karma, law of attraction – but it is true that whatever energy we put out into the universe finds its way back to us. When we put out things that are not loving, we see more things that are not loving.  When we complain, we get more…

This Is Your Reminder To Adventure Out

This is your reminder.  Your weekend is coming up.  Remember to plan an adventure.  Remember to plan to enjoy your time.  Remember to relax and give yourself a break. Set some great intentions for rest, rejuvenation and refocus. Everything else can wait.

Are There Rules To Personal Growth?

Personal growth is not a one way street.  It is not one way or the other.  Our growth goes every direction we can think of.  It is not from point A to point B.  We take, what feels like, two steps forward – then we take a step back. Sometimes it feels like it goes…

What Are You Looking For?

What we see depends on what we are looking for. When we are worried, we will see more of what we are worried about.  When we are stressed, we will see more stress.  Whatever we are thinking about will show up in our lives.  We get what we think about.  We see what we are…

Set A Good Tone For The Day

The first things we think of in the morning can set the tone for the whole day. Make an intention to have good thoughts about loving things first thing to set a good mood for a good day. If we don’t direct our thoughts, our thoughts will not always work in our favor. As soon as you…

It’s Better To Be Content

Contentment is not about feeling happy all the time.  When we do not feel happy, that is okay.  Contentment is about accepting all of our feelings, all of the time. If the sky was always bright blue, we would miss so much.  We would miss gorgeous sunsets, beautiful storm clouds – all kinds of interesting things that…

Get Unblocked

What is blocking your view?  What is blocking you from having a clear look at what is in front of you? Are you too busy to move to a different location where you could see better?  Are you too tired?  Are you too overwhelmed?  Too stressed? Take a deep breath and realize that whenever we…

Don’t Let Fear Slow You Down

Originally our fear had a pretty amazing function – to keep us safe.  We have developed a concept of fear that reaches far beyond that now though.  We feel fear in many situations where there is no apparent danger.  There are a number of reasons for this – we have learned about fear from many sources. …

We Can Make Life So Difficult

We can make life so difficult.  It is really very simple – love yourself, do what you love to do, be around people you love to be with, and share love.  Be kind, be nice – especially to yourself.  Take excellent care of yourself.  Have a world of compassion and love for yourself. Embrace the…

Worrying About The Future Today?

When we worry about the future, we are not living in our moments.  Our personal power is in our moments.  That is the only time we can actually take action and do something to help ourselves.  We cannot be fully effective when we are worrying about the future because our attention is off of the present moment. …

Are You Making A Big Deal Of It?

When we struggle against something, we create more of it.  When we make a big deal out of something, it becomes a big deal in our lives. Often we make a big deal out of what other people think of us. People are going to think what they think.  We can only control ourselves.  Everyone…

Road Trip!

Day trips can be a lot of fun.  Especially when we start out with an open attitude.  Sometimes things do not go exactly as planned.  It’s good to have an open mind so that we can adjust as needed.  Just because something does not go as planned does not mean it is “wrong.”  It is…

Organize and Simplify

Getting started can be a little challenging, especially when we feel overwhelmed by all of our stuff.  But, it will stay overwhelming until we do something about it. The first key of getting organized is to take inventory.  We see what we do have already.  This can be very helpful – many of us hoard,…

Gratitude To Change Your Life

We often hear the advice to make a gratitude list, keep a gratitude journal, or to simply take time out of our day to be grateful.  Why? When we consciously take time out of our day to be grateful, we are looking for things to be grateful for.  When we are looking for something, expecting something – we often get…

Don’t Worry About It

Worry is a habit.  It may feel automatic, but it is a habit.  We have learned it from somewhere and we continue to teach it as long as we worry. We think we can control things by worrying about them. We think everything will fall apart if we do not worry about it. Worry just…

Magical Mondays

It’s Monday morning and we all know what that means. Or do we?  Have we all bought into the Monday morning mania?  Have you bought into the old story that Monday morning is supposed to be manic and crazy and exhausting?  Have you created that story in your life? Monday morning could mean a whole…

A Cloud Watch

Puffs of clouds on a blue sky.  Clouds of all shapes and sizes.  White clouds, dark gray clouds.  So many clouds to see. Look up today and do some cloud watching.  Let any stress you may be experiencing just float away.  Pay full attention to the clouds.  Let yourself be immersed in them.  Watch them…

Our Thoughts Are Like Investments

We are constantly creating our realities through our thoughts, our words and our actions. What we do today has an effect on what happens tomorrow.  What we think has an effect on tomorrow. If we think today that we are so far behind, why even try….  then tomorrow will feel the same. If we think…

The Best Time To Get What You Want

The very best time to act on something that you want is right now. That may sound fundamental, but how often do we wait for the “right” moment?  We plan things out in our heads – over and over – but that’s as far as it goes?  The right moment is now.  The right day is…

Be Willing To Take A Step

If something seems too big, too daunting – just too much to handle right now – for today, for this moment – just be willing to look at it.  Just be willing to see it honestly.  Just be willing to begin to look at ways that you can possibly change it. Just be willing right…

Lighten Up And Find Some Peace

When something bothers us, annoys us or gets under our skin – we have a challenge.  Sometimes we call them “problems.”  I like to call them, “challenges” instead.  Words have power and just using a lighter word can be very helpful. Using lighter words can be the first step in helping us find peace. Let’s say…

Setting Intentions

Intentions are at the very heart of creating what we want to see in our lives. We can set intentions any time – intentions are like resolutions.  Intentions are conscious choices that we make.  Making conscious choices is powerful. We can set intentions whenever we would like to see change in our lives.  We can…

Personal Growth Is Personal

Our personal growth is very personal.  There is no one way that is right for everyone to grow.  We all do it at our own paces and in our own times. When we have a major realization about ourselves or life – we start to live in a more loving way and we are very…

You Are Doing Your Best

Look at you – doing your best every single day.  No matter what you are going through, no matter what is going on around you – you are always doing the very best you can in any given moment.  You deserve some credit.  You deserve a trophy. We all have challenges.  Things happen and they…

How You Can Help Yourself

What did you do the last time your friend was down?  What have you done to help out a sibling?  Did you take them someplace?  Did you sit with them and listen?  Did you make them some soup?  Did you call them?  Did you bring them flowers?   What do you do to help others when…

A Whisper Is Often Louder Than A Scream

Sometimes when we do not feel like we are being heard, we raise our voice and try to out shout the noise around us.  We try to demand that others listen.  It is important to all of us to feel that we are being heard.  Especially when we have something important to share. But often…

Is It Time For Something New?

What have you wanted to see or experience, but have not taken the time yet for? There is a world of things to see and do out there.  Take off on an adventure this weekend and see what you can find. It is a great way to renew, refresh and recharge. Adventuring out can give…

What Do You Expect?

When we have expectations of how something is going to turn out, we are setting ourselves up.  Sometimes it does go just as we expected – and all is okay.  But when things do not go as expected or planned – things can get pretty dicey.  We can be left feeling very let down. While…

Recommit To Living In Love

Of course we want to be healthy.  We want to take care of ourselves.  We want to make loving, helpful, positive choices in our lives. For various reasons, at various times, things can get away from us.  Life speeds up or we have a major event that throws us off.  We forget to take care of…

Learning Is Good For Us

Our minds need a work out – just like our bodies.  The more we use our brains, the better they function. Learning things about who and where we come from can be very enlightening.  But just finding something you are interested in and learning about that is great too. We can learn about so many…

Don’t Plan Too Much

Planning can be a really helpful thing to do.  Developing strategies and planning our steps can be like a road map for achieving our goals.  But when we get so caught up in the details, we don’t go anywhere. We don’t have to plan things to perfection before we get started.  We don’t even have…

Get Yourself Out There

When was the last time you adventured out?  It doesn’t have to be a big vacation – just get yourself out somewhere.  Go watch some people or get outdoors into nature and watch some trees.  Go someplace you find enjoyable.  Take a break from your routine.  Get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes it’s great…

How Much Forgiveness Does It Take?

How much forgiveness do you need?  For others?  From others?  For yourself?  How many times do you have to forgive others and yourself?  How many times do they have to forgive you? Forgiveness is such a big deal because we are stuck in a hurt until we forgive. We stay right there in the pain…

What Do You Need To Do To Reach Your Dreams?

We usually know what we need to do next in order to reach our dreams.  And it usually takes a lot of little steps to get to our dreams.  Our long term plans are like a long dance of steps – forward, backward, side to side.  Rarely does any endeavor go in a straight shot….

Are You Helping Or Judging?

Is your loved one making you crazy?  Do you hope and pray that he/she will change?  Have you tried to reason with him/her?  Have you tried to show them that your way is better?  Are you exhausted? The only people we can control is ourselves.  Our loved ones will do things that we do not agree…

Is It Worth It To You?

Is it worth it?  Is it important to you?  Why is it important? Usually when we are asking this question, we have already been through a lot to get something.  Often, important things do not come easily – for a number of reasons.  When something you want does not come easily, you can ask yourself…

Get Unstuck

Feeling bored?  Stuck in a rut?  Maybe a little cabin fever if you are in the colder regions? It is time to plan an adventure. Let’s get a jump start on the weekend (or whenever your personal time is) and do some research on local sites and activities.  While spontaneous adventures are so much fun,…

Is Something Missing?

What are you looking for in life?  What do you think is missing from your life that you need?  What is your prayer for? When we think something is missing in our lives and believe it is missing from our lives, we feel lack in our lives.  When we feel lack, we focus on it. …

Five Things To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

1.  Sit still.  Meditate.  Listen to your heart.  Stop trying to figure it out. 2.  Keep your senses alert and open.  Watch for doors that open or close, listen for wisdom that can guide you.  Feel your heart telling you that this too shall pass. 3.  Do not focus on what you feel is stressful. …

Are You Doing What You WANT To Do?

Are you overwhelmed, overworked or stressed out?  It does you, or anyone around you, no good to be frazzled.  But what can you do?  There’s so much to take care of. How much of your day is spent doing what you want to do?  How much is spent doing what others want you to do? …

Let’s Start The Week Off Right

Happy Monday!  It is the start of a whole new week.  Let’s start it off with a whole new view.  Let’s slow down and find the things we normally rush by.  Let’s wake up and live in the moments today.  Let’s notice everything around us. Instead of barreling through the day, let’s savor everything – even our busy…

Take The Long Way

Let’s go someplace without our GPS this weekend.  Let’s wander around and discover things we have never seen before.  Let’s take the long way home. What might we find if we take the chance to explore?  Adventuring teaches us things – about ourselves, about the world.  It is a wonderful way to get a new…

Are Bad Things Happening?

Even the things we label as “bad” or “negative” serve a purpose in our life and in our growth.  Everything that happens to us is intended to help us.  The only reason these things are problems is because we have judged them so. When we feel that we are stressed or in crisis, we are uncomfortable…

Stop Trying To Control

Things have a way of working out when we relax and let go of trying to control the universe.  This can be much harder than what it sounds, but it is true.  When we try to control things, we often end up messing them up.  We often end up trying to manipulate situations and even…

Treat Yourself

We often think of chocolates, flowers and indulgent things when we think about treating ourselves to something nice.  And those things are very nice – in moderation (giving ourselves a stomach ache is not treating ourselves), but there are so many ways we can treat ourselves in nourishing and fun ways.  When we treat ourselves…

What Is Your Most Important Thing?

What is the most important thing you do every day? The answer might be different for each one of us, but it’s a very important question.  What is important to you?  The answer might even change from year to year. It’s an important question because it tells us a lot about ourselves and what we want.  It…

Reminder: Have An Adventure

This is your reminder to get out there and have an adventure.  Do something you have never tried before.  Do something you love to do.  But get out there and enjoy yourself. Doing things we do not get to do every day can refresh, restore and renew us.  Some play can be exactly what we…

Moving On

There have been times in all of our lives when we truly did not enjoy the place we found ourselves in.  There have been times when we have felt that it would be impossible to love the place.  Times when we have felt restricted, hurt, or like it just is not fair. It is okay…