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
From my heart to yours, I send you love. After all, it is the week to celebrate love. But it’s not all about romance. If that happens to be a part of the celebration, woohoo! But it’s so much wider and deeper. How do we singles be okay with celebrating “Valentines”?
Probably more than any other holiday, we put more expectations on this day than any other. Even more than Christmas and here’s why: It has to do with relationships, whether newly forming or the most intimate. Our mindset is cloned to expect the flowers, the fancy dinner, the gifts we expect the other to know we want. Think aboutread more
What do you believe about aging? Is it just some unavoidable, biological thing that just happens? Let’s face it, none of us likes what happens to our bodies as we grow older, but the pretense and extremes people go to, to appear younger. We consider it normal, but honestly, what do you really get by appearing younger? You may feel good about it, but are you ever really satisfied with how you look? It’s the most prevalent not-enough mindset we live in.read more
A common thread in much of my writing is living whole, wellness, the good life, but really, is there anything more vital to our well-being than to feel and know we are living a good life, our best life?
In all my New Year ponderings, this has risen to the surface many times. I was inspired back in the Spring to form a group coaching opportunity called So Much More. Isn’t that what living a good life ultimately is – expanding our daily experience in to so much more of life that we all know is out there? I’m always trying to reach for so much more of life, in fact, it’s what guided me to become a Life Coach, but I have felt it so powerfully beginning this past Spring that I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and feeling something in me wanting so badly to burst forth. Do you know the feeling? You can’t really describe particulars, you just know something is going to change in a big way.
Then I was faced with some challenges, which shouldn’t have been a surprise.read more