When you bring up the topic of being mindful, you can instantly tell who is open to a discussion that might be considered new-agey. To me, being mindful is about living in the moment and slowing down. When you are 100% engaged in an activity and immerse all of your senses in whatever it is that … Continue reading Being Mindful
Many of us would like to change certain things in our lives, but when it comes to making tough decisions, we freeze and run the other way. Why? When we should be our own best friends and cheerleaders we often sabotage our confidence with obstacles like negative self-talk. How can we rise above our fears … Continue reading Fear and Obstacles
I celebrated another birthday this week. This makes fifty-three so far and I ain’t done yet! On the actual anniversary of my birth, one of the gifts my husband “gave” me was that I had carte blanche – we could do whatever I wanted. I got control of the channel changer AND the thermostat! Hallelujah! … Continue reading Carte Blanche & 87
You will find more happiness growing down than up. —Unknown There’s more to playing than just having fun, though that’s important too! Many of us are just too serious. We seldom have laugh-out-loud fun. Playtime helps us physically and mentally by allowing us to exercise and be creative. Our imagination can be stimulated through a … Continue reading Make Time for Playtime
When you put energy and effort into something it becomes an asset, something of value, or perhaps something for which you hope to receive a reward, bonus or promotion. Sweat equity is the extra energy you expend, above and beyond what’s expected, that will propel you into the next level in many areas of your life. … Continue reading Sweat Equity
The only real valuable thing is intuition.—Albert Einstein Have you ever had a gut feeling about a person or a situation? By gut feeling, I mean that inner wisdom, the power of your feelings, not logical thinking. This is a gray area of metaphysical science that has recently gained popularity among doctors and psychologists, although … Continue reading Intuition
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.—Khalil Gibran We all experience some things in life that have brought us to our knees. Whether it’s an illness, death, divorce, loss of a job or financial troubles, our uncontrollable situations can cause us great suffering and grief. At times, we feel sad … Continue reading What Makes You Sad?
Made it to the top of Camelback Mountain! What an amazing adventure! There were times when I didn’t think I could take another step, and then I did. My legs were quivering, my feet hurt, but I kept on moving forward. The payoff was spectacular! I just had to take this crazy photo, but now … Continue reading Just keep going!