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
We all grew up with the concept. Be good and Santa will bring you what you want. The legend goes that if you were naughty you get a lump of coal in your stocking.
Where did that even come from? No doubt it evolved from man-made religious impositions, misinterpretations that have always plagued humanity. The goodness of life is to be earned. You know, be good, get good – be bad, get bad.
It has nothing to do with the story of St Nick, and our soulsread more
Are you listening to Christmas music yet? I love Christmas music, all of it, from the old traditional to the modern spins on the old, to the newest creations. I always pull out my Christmas music on Thanksgiving. Over the years, I’ve developed a kind of tradition of downloading one new album every year. This year it was the beloved Amy Grant’s first Christmas album in eight years.
Her Christmas music holds a very special place in almost everyone’s heart and Christmas traditions, having produced at least six Christmas albums over the years. It was her last Christmas album in 2008 that included a song I fell in love with. It wasn’t so Christmasy, or jolly, it was simple with an incredibly pleasant and soothing melody she penned herself. It’s called “I Need A Silent Night.” It touched me so deeply at a time when I wasn’t feeling too Christmasy and was under weighty pressures. It brought tears to my eyes and has been my favorite Christmas song ever since.read more
Most likely it was one of your favorites too.
I’ve decided that now that my granddaughter is four, it’s time to bring out some of the longer, more meaningful books that my kids loved. I haven’t had a chance to read it to her yet, but reading it again for the first time in many years, I realized that “becoming real” is all about why I became a Life Coach.
The Rabbit’s journey beganread more
Just because you find yourself living that “unexpected life” by no choice of your own doesn’t mean you don’t have permission to make changes and find the gifts in the “unexpected.” Yes, it feels unfair and your soul is ripe with questions.
I love the way Melanie Dale puts it: ”Picture yourself getting on a roller coaster. Part of the ride is waiting in line for a crazy long time. You’re sunburned and annoyed and the person behind you smells like the bottom of a garbage can.read more