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…

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…