Be Your Own Hero

We can be our own heroes when we just keep moving toward what we want. That sounds simple, but there are days when it can feel heroic just to keep going.  To take the steps to get to our dreams.  When we don’t feel so great about ourselves or our lives, it can feel really…

People Listen To Compassion

We may think we know what is best for someone.  We may worry about them.  We may want only good in their lives so deeply that we feel we HAVE to get them on the “right” track.  Sometimes we can act out of desperation – if we are really afraid of the choices they are making in…

What Do You Get To Do Today?

Our language can be harsh.  “I HAVE to get up and go to work.”  “I HAVE to take care of the kids.”  “I HAVE to run errands.” The truth is we do not HAVE to do anything.  Yes, there are consequences to doing nothing, but it is a choice.  The truth is that we GET…

Let Your Inner Child Play Today

We all have a child inside of us.  The child that we once were, the child that we wanted to be.  Some of us are more in touch with our inner child than others, but it is there inside each one of us. Our inner child loves play and movement.  Our inner child craves the…

You Can Find The Solution

For every challenge, or obstacle, we think we have – there is a solution.  There cannot be a challenge without a solution.  The two go hand in hand. Sometimes we may not like the solution we come up with, but there is always a solution.  Sometimes the solution may seem as daunting as the challenge. …

Don’t Wait

Every single morning when we wake up, we can have a completely new and fresh start. We begin our own healing process when we realize that we can do something – we do have choices.  We can start over.  We can come to terms with the past and let it go.  And we can move on….

The Power Of Daydreaming

Daydreaming is often dismissed as unproductive behavior.  How often were we told as children to stop daydreaming?  How often do we tell children to stop and get back to chores or homework? We are more detached from the “real world” of busy-ness and work when we are daydreaming.  That alone is good for us.  It’s good…

Get A Grip

Have you ever been told to “get a grip?”  Maybe you’ve told yourself that.  What does it mean and how do we do it? When we are really upset about something and our minds are going fast and our blood pressure is up and we just can’t take one more moment of this – how…

You Can Change Your Plans

Have you been feeling restless lately?  Feel like something needs to change in your life? Change your plans. I know it sounds really simple, but it actually can be.  Change your mind first.  Let in the thought that you really could change your plans.  Think about how things would look in your life if you…

Our Feelings Like Company

When we are happy, we teach others how to be happy.  Happy people love to be happy and to share their happiness.  Happiness attracts more of the same. It is the same for all of our emotions. It is not a game – how to be happy always.  We are supposed to have all the…

What Are You Teaching?

We teach children all kinds of things.  Even if we do not have children – we are still teachers.  They see us in the grocery store, at the movies and everywhere we go.  We teach them; we teach our nieces and nephews; we teach all the children whenever we come into contact with them. We…

Take Some Steps Now

Our dreams can be overwhelming when we look at them as a big picture.  There may be many steps involved in getting to our dreams.  That is okay.  We can break it all down into manageable steps. We can make a list – on paper or in our heads – of all of the things…

Things Feeling Sideways?

When life feels like we are going through it sideways – when we feel off balanced and out of sorts – we can choose to take a moment, take a break and refocus. As long as we feel like this, we will feel like this.  The only way to change our view, our attitude, is…

Have An Adventure Party

Choose to give yourself an adventure this weekend.  Check your local newspaper to see what is going on in your area.  It does not have to be expensive at all.  You can pack a lunch and go on a hike/walk.  Just give yourself some new scenery.  It is a very loving thing to do for yourself.  Invite a friend…

Putting Something Off?

What have you been putting off?  What have you been too busy to do?  What do you long to do that you just can’t seem to find the time to do?  Is there something that tugs at your heart, but you just keep putting it on the back burner? It’s time to open up your…

You Can’t Be Everything To Everyone

We cannot be everything to everyone.  As much as we would like to sometimes. And no one person can be everything for us either.  It is just not possible.  As much as they would like to sometimes. When we try to be everything for everyone – we usually end up over extending ourselves and worn out. …

What Do You Have To Lose?

  “Buddha was asked, ‘What have you gained from meditation?’  He replied, ‘Nothing.  However, let me tell you what I have lost:  Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death.’” What might you lose if you meditate today?

We’re Not Like Bees

A bee knows what it wants to do.  It is a natural thing for a bee to make honey.  That is what bees do. But finding our natural abilities and talents may be a little trickier.  Humans are all different.  And we are very different from bees. Somewhere in our hearts we know what we…

Take A Breath

Take a minute to look around today.  Slow down just a little.  Take a deep breath and let your shoulders drop. We miss so much when we go so fast.  Take the time to be and breathe today.  Even if it is only in your backyard.

Make A Wish

Welcome to a new day.  Our days stretch out before us with endless possibilities.  What would we like to see?  What would we like to do? One of the best ways to do what we really want to do is to be clear with ourselves about exactly what that is.  To search our hearts and discover…

Stress Can Be Helpful

Life presents us with many changes – interruptions in our pattern of living.  Just about when we think we are all settled in and cozy, here comes another life change.  We move, we have children, we change jobs, people come and go around us. We like to celebrate some interruptions.  We struggle with some interruptions. …

Love Where You Are

When we are not comfortable where we are, we usually try to flail against it.  We do not accept it, we fight it, we worry about it, we do not know how to get out of it.  We stay right there.  In jobs that are less than wonderful – in relationships that harm us –…

Find Some More Love

We can find lots of love in the world. It’s not all about romance.  In fact, some of the best love we receive comes from sources other than romantic relationships.  Friends and family can supply us with wonderful love and support.  We can even find love from people we are simply sharing a smile with. When we limit our…

Fix Your Problems

“I do not fix my problems.  I fix my thinking.  Then my problems fix themselves.”  ~ Louise Hay Whatever is happening around you, stop and take a moment – are you thinking about the situation in a negative way?  You can choose to step outside of the situation and view it as an observer.  Just…

How Will You Experience Your Path?

Where will we journey to today?  We have so many choices. Will we make it an adventure or will we choose to see it as a struggle? We decide how we feel about our journeys.  We can see them as learning experiences and loving opportunities to be the best we can be.  Or we can choose…

When Something Unexpected Happens

You can paralyze your life by constantly trying to figure everything out.  Just accept what is.  Don’t get stuck.  Step out of the cycle. When something challenging shows up in our lives we can be shocked, stunned – not know what to think about it.  Some things that happen are hard to believe.  We lose…

Stop For A Moment

Every day we have information coming at us from all sides.  We have to process much of it quickly – or we won’t even get across the street.  We make rapid decisions throughout our days.  What will we wear today?  What will we have for lunch? Our lives are made up of all of the small…

Bored?

Being bored is a choice.  And it is perfectly okay to be bored if we want to.  There is no reason to get down on ourselves because we are doing what we want to do. But it is a choice and we can change it if we want.  New things are happening all around us…