Get Out There

Nature is miraculous.  Spend some time outdoors today. It is an amazing place to renew our spirit and to recharge.  Nature’s vibrations are healing.  We can re-balance and reset when we choose to venture outside. Take a deep breath in and slowly let it go.  Let go of all of the concerns and cares you…

Have A Lot Of Second Thoughts

Our first thoughts are often automatic.  They are often based on pre-approved beliefs – some of which we have not taken the time to really question or explore.  Like things we learned when we were children.  Our first thoughts may not be the most loving choices we can make. But after that first thought –…

As Perfect As We Are Supposed To Be

How much time do we spend trying to fix what is “wrong” with us?  When we turn on the television, we see commercials about what and how we need to change.  We spend – time, money, effort – on being better all the time. The truth is that we are all doing our best here.  And…

Feeling Stuck In A Rut?

Is it time for a new adventure?  Are you feeling a little stuck in a routine?  Are you ready to see something new? We can give ourselves new experiences whenever we are ready.  Even a walk in a local park can be a wonderful adventure when we open our eyes and really search out the…

DeStress Yourself

Do you have something you like to do to de-stress?  The best antidote for stress is action.  And it is always good to have some back up ideas for when we feel stressed. Here are some ideas submitted by some of my friends: Have a spontaneous dance party.  Turn on some music and dance around like…

How We Respond Is Very Important

Sometimes things show up that we do not really enjoy.  Sometimes people around us say things we do not enjoy hearing.  Sometimes they do things we do not enjoy. It happens to all of us.  No matter how enlightened or asleep we are.  Sometimes things happen. It is our reaction to them that makes all…

See Each Moment As An Adventure

When we are rushing, we miss out on a lot of beautiful little things.  Rushing is like sleep-walking through life.  We cannot remember most of what we encounter.  It is all just a blur. When we put our attention on the very steps we are taking right now, when we focus on the now –…

What Is Your Excuse?

What is holding you up from living the life you want to live?  What are your obstacles?  What are the reasons? The thing is – it does not matter what our excuses are.  We can always find “reasons” why we think we cannot live our dreams.  There may always be something we feel is standing in…

Try Something New

It can be easy to feel like we are in a rut.  Our routines are great for us – but every once in awhile it is very helpful to break out of our schedules and do something completely new. We do not have to go very far to try something new.  It can be a…

Accomplishing Anything?

Sometimes it can feel like we are sitting still.  It can be frustrating when we don’t feel like we are accomplishing anything.  But even a small step toward what we want to see in our lives is a big deal. Steady progress is very important. Even if we are just moving little by little, we are still…

Healthy Rewards

Giving ourselves meaningful rewards is important.  When we love ourselves, we take care of ourselves in meaningful ways.  We do not just give ourselves random things that we do not care about.  We find things that speak to us – speak to our very spirits – and we give them to ourselves.  That is meaningful….

What Does Your Gut Say?

There is a woman I know who cannot drink any kind of carbonated beverage.  She has a stomach issue that makes her very ill whenever she does.  But before the doctor told her what was wrong, she drank a lot of soda.  She loved soda.  She knew it was making her feel bad after she…

Has Your Path Disappeared?

Don’t know where you are headed?  Does your path just seem to disappear ahead? It happens to all of us at some point in our lives.  Despite the best planning in the world, our futures can become uncertain.  We have no clue as to where we are going to go next.  What we will do next. …

Take An Important Break

Just breathe.  Take a deep breath right now – and slowly let it go.  Spend a few minutes just noticing how you are breathing.  Is your breath shallow?  Are you taking short breaths?  Consciously inhale and exhale again.  And adjust your breathing now. It is not about what happens around us, it is about how…

It’s Okay To Let Things Pass

How do we handle the things that happen that we do not enjoy? Do we resist them – in disbelief, do not accept them?  Do we fight against them – in anger.  Do we cower from them – in fear? Or do we use our other option and embrace them anyway.  Things happen.  Sometimes we…

Experience Some Nature

Take the time to find some beautiful nature this weekend.  Get some fresh air and move your body. Take it in with your senses.  See it, feel it, breathe it in.  Take the time to fully enjoy.  Breathe in these lovely moments.  Be fully present.  Notice everything.  Take it all in. There is always something…

When Things Aren’t Going As Planned

We all have days when things are not going as we planned.  We have days when we just do not feel like ourselves.  We all have days and times when we feel a little out of sorts. What can we do?  We can take a deep breath.  We can slow down.  We can take a little…

Don’t Stay Inside The Lines

Don’t stay inside the lines.  Color all over the paper.  Make the sky purple and the grass orange – if you want.  It’s your world.  Color it up just the way you want it. We can find creative ways to solve our challenges.  Just because we have done things in a certain way does not mean we…

Activate Joy

How do we activate our joy?  By choosing to feel it.  We can think about something we love.  We can simply smile.  We can do something we enjoy.  We can go somewhere lovely.  We can stop to notice the beautiful colors of the day.  We can savor our food.  Activating our joy means that we…

Interrupt Yourself

Sometimes it is amazing to give ourselves the gift of an interruption.  Life presents us with interruptions all the time.  Life is always changing, always interrupting what we thought we would be doing.  Let’s explore the idea of giving ourselves interruptions. We can purposely choose to interrupt our daily schedule.  When we are feeling like we have…

Walking Is An Adventure

Walking is so good for us.  I grew up taking walks.  I have always enjoyed finding new paths and trails to walk.  Walking ignites all of our senses and moves our bodies.  Just a walk around the block can rejuvenate us.  We need fresh air to feel our optimal best. Take a walk today and…

Make The Mundane Miraculous

When we plow through our days we can start to feel like we are living on auto-pilot.  We can get bored with our routines.  Life can feel dull. When we cultivate our curiosity, we do not take anything for granted.  We are curious about every little thing we come across.  A glass of water becomes…

Elevate Your Experiences

We can always elevate our experiences in life.  Instead of having lunch at our desk or at the kitchen sink – we can take it out and have a picnic.  Or we can put some flowers on our dining table and use the good china – yes, for lunch. We can bring a good book…

Give Yourself Meaningful Treats

Spend some time this weekend giving yourself meaningful treats.  Not just anything.  Nothing random. What is meaningful to you?  A cup of tea 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?  What is meaningful is also…

Find Some Magic

The weekend is almost here and your assignment is to find some magic. Look at everything in a whole new way.  Pay close attention to details.  Look for unique aspects in everything. Pretend like you are seeing everything for the first time.  Let it all be new and fresh.  Look at colors and the way light…

Things Not Going Your Way?

When we feel like we have been swept downstream by some force of nature – completely sideswiped from where we want to be – it can be easy to feel like we want to fight it.  When what we see around us is not what we expected – it can be disorienting. If we fight it, we pay…

Give Yourself The Gift Of An Interruption

Sometimes it is amazing to give ourselves the gift of an interruption.  Life presents us with interruptions all the time.  Life is always changing, always interrupting what we thought we would be doing.  Let’s explore the idea of giving ourselves interruptions. We can purposely choose to interrupt our daily schedule.  When we are feeling like we have…

Be Attractive Today

When we are attractive, we attract others to us.  Being attractive is not about how we look, but how we show up in the world.  How we treat ourselves and others. Attractiveness, in terms of physical beauty, is defined by each of us.  It depends on where we live, what our customs are, and other…

Taking Care Of Ourselves Is Powerful

Taking care of ourselves is a very powerful thing to do.  When we nourish and nurture ourselves, we empower ourselves in ways that no one else can.  By caring for ourselves we build strength so that we can be more effective in the world.  Self-care gives us the foundation to be successful at whatever we…

Feeling Disappointed?

Feeling disappointed by someone else? We can only feel disappointment if we have expectations and “rules” about what is supposed to happen. Usually when someone tells us they are going to do something – we expect them to do it. But what if we did not have expectations?  What if we did not expect anyone…

Are You Ready?

With all of the calendars out there – detailed lists and check off notes – we can get a lot done.  But with our dreams, those things we long to do more than anything, we put them off.  We somehow manage to take care of others, do our job (whatever it may be at the moment),…

Forgiveness Is A Loving Choice

When we believe someone has hurt us, at first it can cause big waves in our lives.  It can feel confusing and disorienting.  Sometimes our whole world feels like everything is upside down. It may take a minute, but we will get our footing back.  We will get back into the flow of life.  The…

Store A Mental Picture In Your Heart

Let’s slow down today.  We can really look around for the beauty in our lives when we slow down.  Let’s take a couple of mental photos when we see something wonderful. Life can go so fast.  With everything we feel we need to get done – it rushes by us when we do not slow…

Accept Yourself As Is

  Having a wide array of emotions is a part of who we are.  Life would be very flat if we only felt and expressed our happiness.  Life is a full experience – sometimes it is joyful and sometimes it is less than joyful.  And that is all okay. Sometimes we may think that to…

Don’t Get Distracted

We can easily get distracted.  There are so many things competing for our attention all the time.  It can be easy to get sidetracked from our goals. Sometimes being distracted is okay – maybe even helpful.  When we are looking for a solution and we just cannot seem to find it – sometimes it takes…

When Things Aren’t Going Your Way

We all have days when things are not going as we planned.  We have days when we just do not feel like ourselves.  We all have days and times when we feel a little out of sorts. What can we do?  We can take a deep breath.  We can slow down.  We can take a little…

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. …