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…

Reset This Weekend

Please remember to take a break and find a park bench this weekend. Take a walk. Get out if you can. Give yourself a new view. Take a deep breath and let your week go.  Let everything that happened all week just flow on by you.  It is important to reset, regroup and rejuvenate ourselves. …

Change Your Thinking

Our inner thoughts can bring us down, or they can help us soar.  How do you talk to yourself?  What do you say to yourself in your head? Our thoughts may seem automatic, but they are not.  We can choose our thoughts. We can consciously stop and notice what we are thinking – and we…

What Do You Have To Go Through To Inspire Others?

What do you have to go through to be inspiring?  Every single day I hear amazing stories of people who have come out of crisis and turmoil to do incredibly inspiring things.  It is very inspiring to hear about people who have come up out of adversity and chose to try to help others.  And…

Just Stop For A Minute

With all of the racing we think we have to do everyday – where are we going?  We go to work, meetings, we taxi our children around while they go, go, go.  We have appointments and meetings and it never seems to end.  We schedule ourselves until we meet ourselves coming and going. How about…

Feed Your Brain Good Stuff

Are you poisoning your own mind?  Are you putting toxins in your body without even knowing you are doing it?  What are you feeding your spirit? Let’s do a little experiment.  First, think of something you do not enjoy.  Just let the first thing come up – something you are uncomfortable about.  Something you do…

Explore Things You Didn’t Think You Could Do

It is important to take regular, loving breaks for ourselves.  But it is also important to balance that out with regular, loving activities for ourselves.  If all we ever did was sit on the park bench, our lives may soon feel flat and uninspiring. We can provide new activities and experiences for ourselves whenever we…

How Do You Finish Up?

How we finish something is important. When it is a task to do – do we follow through?  Do we put our tools away at the end so we can find them the next time we need them?  Do we completely finish one thing before going on to the next? We can have more inner peace…

Do You Wish Things Were Different?

We can ruin a perfectly good day by wishing things were different.  We wish the weather was different.  We wish people were acting differently.  We wish we were in a different place. When we are unhappy, we are paying lots of attention to what we are unhappy about.  Whatever we pay attention to, we see more…

How Loud Is Your Stress?

Often, when we are stressed out, we are telling ourselves scary stories.  We are not being very nice to ourselves.  We are not taking care of ourselves.  We allow the stress to be more important than our peace of mind.  Often we allow stress to be more important than anything else that is going on in…

You Can Walk It Off

Feeling a little stressed out?  A lot stressed out?  Things just not going the way you would like to see them go?  People just not cooperating the way you would like them to?  Schedule out of control?  The boss giving you too much work?  Finances stretched too tight?  Worried about a loved one?  Concerned about…

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…

Is The Answer A Simple One?

Sometimes we can really overthink things.  Especially things we find challenging.  If it bothers us, we sometimes spend a lot of time thinking about it.  The more time we spend thinking about it, the more it keeps showing up. Overthinking can take over our lives.  We can easily lose sleep overthinking things.  We often don’t eat…

Trust Yourself

  Do you sometimes feel like you just can’t trust others?  Do you feel that others let you down? Take a deep breath.  Stop for a moment.  Be with the feelings.  It’s okay.  It won’t overwhelm you.  Just breathe here for a minute.  Accept yourself and your feelings.  It’s okay.  Now change your focus. Do you trust…

Prepare For The Week Ahead

As you prepare for your day and your week, please take a moment to be in the moment.  Please stop to smell the flowers.  Please take a deep breath in – and let it go.  Be here now. No matter how busy we are, it is really good for us to take a moment and…

Are You Chasing Your Stress?

The very best time to stop and take a deep breath is when we least feel like doing it.  When we feel stressed, fearful, anxious – that is the very best time to stop.  When we do not take the time to stop, we continue to chase our stress.  We continue to make more stress for ourselves….

Is It Too Close To See?

When something is too close, sometimes it can get out of focus.   Just one step back and it is a whole different picture. When we are in the middle of something that we feel is stressful, we are too close.   Take a deep breath and a step back.  Look at it again.  Observe what is…

Feeling Overwhelmed Today?

Are you rushing through another day?  Trying to get everything done and feeling bad about what isn’t getting done?  Does life sometimes overwhelm you? Stop.  Take a deep breath.  In fact, take three (they are free and they only take a few moments of your time). It’s perfectly okay to feel overwhelmed.  Sit with the…

What Helps You Feel Better?

If you aren’t feeling your best, this is a great question to ask yourself. It’s actually always a great question.  If we know what helps us feel better, when we need something – we know what we can do for ourselves right away. What helps you feel better?  Is it a walk?  A good movie? …

You Can Find Some Beauty

Sometimes we have to look pretty hard to find the beauty around us.  Sometimes it is right there in front of us, but when we are stressed or fearful – it can be challenging to find. There is always something beautiful around.  There is always something to be grateful for.  We can choose to focus our…

Plan An Adventure Now

Be sure to take regular breaks for yourself.  It helps to stay balanced in the rest of your life. Plan a wonderful adventure for yourself this weekend.  It doesn’t have to be expensive – a walk or try something new – a new book, a new beverage, a new recipe, a new movie.  A trip to…

Distract Yourself From Any Stress

When our lives feel very stressful, instead of trying to fight it – we can choose to distract ourselves.  I do not mean to ignore it or to try to repress stress.  What I mean is when we feel stress, we often feel overwhelmed.  When there is nothing we can do about a stressful situation,…

What Would You Like To Hear?

Sometimes the people we love do not tell us the things we long to hear.  Or maybe they tell us things we really do not want to hear.  Maybe they say things in ways that feel hurtful to us. We do not have to accept these things as truth about ourselves.  It may be their…

Embrace Your Changes

You are where you are, doing what you are doing, being who you are for a reason.  Sometimes it does not feel like it – sometimes it feels like you are way off your path.  But when you look back at where you have come from, you can see reasons why things happened the way they…

It’s Important To Take Care Of You

Do you have a lot going on?  Are you trying to juggle too much? Sometimes we can find our lives are so busy that all we do is put out fires.  It may feel like we are spinning plates, running chaotically around trying to keep any from hitting the floor.  We fall into bed at night…

Less Is More

When our lives are full of things we do not especially enjoy, our spirit can feel cluttered, clogged or stagnant. We can choose to simplify our lives.  We can choose to unclutter ourselves.  We may have to let go of some things, but we can do it. Whether your head is too full, your schedule…

You Can Reset Your Emotions

What is your default emotion?  What emotion do you feel most of the time?  Stop and think about it for a minute.  What is your go-to feeling?  When nothing is happening around you, how do you feel? Many people go through life with stress as their default emotion.  Even when they are at rest, they feel stress. …