Ok, I stole that title from a book I recently read and immensely enjoyed. The fun, clever, insightful and moving book are the words and experiences of Natalie Wise. The subtitle is Cultivating Beauty and Bravery When Life Gets Tough. Yep! I want some of that! As young as she is, some hard knocks and her natural inclination to nurture her passion for creativity have for sure given the sacred golden touch to her last name, as well as the title of the book.read more
I’m breaking up with my issues! You know, the ones that bully me in to being a “responsible adult.” When did being a responsible adult become letting go of everything fun, even childish? Come to think about it, those I love being around most are those that let go and love life the way they did as a child.
I’m pressing the reset button, recalibrating the things I love, my desires and dreams. They matter! They mattered when I was five, they matter now.read more
Oh the stories we make up and believe!
It’s a very sad truth that while you may have 20/20 vision, you could also be blind; at least to some things.
It’s actually not true that what you don’t know can’t hurt you. It may not be affecting you directly, but lack of knowledge or clarity can be a part of hurtful or unpleasant circumstances. But even more hurtful is how what we think we know hurts us.
It is important that we know what we know for sure, the reason I wrote this recent two-part blog I Know For Sure…, however it’s life changing to allow everything else we think we know be left open to new wisdom and ways of seeing our lives and the world.read more
You never learned anything without curiosity. It actually takes curiosity to open your mind to listen to words being spoken, look at the things around you, click a link in an email, pick up a book, google information, pretty much anything you do except rote activity that’s required. It makes me laugh to think that curiosity is really why we scroll through facebook.
But the curiosity I’m talking about is what we see when toddlers and young childrenread more
And they lived happily ever after.
How much of our lives have been spent thinking about happy endings, which are more about things going the way we want and think they should than anything else. Like many other things, perspective has more to do with happy endings that we realize.
We all desire to have things end well, but does anything really end?
The truth is; there are not really any happy endings because there are no endings, only continuous, endless beginnings.read more
What do you know for sure?
Last week I wrote about the first five of the ten things I know for sure. If you didn’t get a chance to read it, you can read it here. As promised, Part 2 continues with the last five things I know for sure.
6. There is always a choice.
One of the most common phrases is, “I don’t have a choice.” You’ve said it, I’ve said it. It’s basically an automatic response to situations that we would rather have more options. It feels like we’re forced to accept a situation we wish were different. The limitation of options can feel like no options at all.read more
What do you know for sure?
Have you ever honestly asked yourself that question? There are things we’ve learned, those aha moments when we realize something we never knew before, those lessons that reveal mistakes but impart wisdom.
But what do you know for sure? If asked to come up with a list of ten, could you? What would be your first thought?read more
There’s just something so magical about flowers. They make me so happy. It’s like I’ve had a lifelong affair with them. It also makes me sad when they wilt and die. But recently, I was enjoying the blooming tulips that carpet the grounds at a nearby park, one of my favorite things about Spring. I try to enjoy them as much as possible because I know they only gift us for a very short three weeks once they bloom. I’ve been thinking a lot about why they grace the earth for such a short time.read more
Many of us read the book a few years back, and I have to say it changed my life. With the movie The Shack now in theaters, I wanted to know if you plan to see it, if you read the book, and your thoughts.
I was bemused by the many differing opinions of the movie now that it’s available, and all are very strong even though many have not read the book or seen the movie. I feel this was an important discussion to have.read more
I have come to crave stillness, moments to meditate, listen to my heart. But I’ve been opening myself deeper to the power of my mind, heart and belief system and how it affects me in such a vast number of ways, and also discovered it’s the perfect time to recall life’s treasured moments.
We all understand that stress, unhealthy foods, and lifestyle have negative effects on our bodies, but I’ve been fascinated to learn that science is proving that mindset and emotional well-being, translates to every cell in our body.read more