Inner Compass

When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense. ~ Kahlil Gibran We search for validation in our lives, looking to others for feedback, advice, and online acknowledgment. We read self-help books, work to organize, and become more efficient. As long as we reach outside ourselves, the endless …

Step It Up!

If self-validation were our most significant societal measure – we would give trophies to ourselves. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher How do we measure our self-worth? One method is by tracking our behaviors and measuring progress. The Fitbit does this. While we might not notice it much throughout the day, we definitely know when we’ve hit our daily goal! That simple …

The Little Things

Cookies are happy, because that is their job… ~ Brent M Jones The smell of homemade chocolate chip cookies is unmistakable. It brings a smile to our face and an involuntary deep inhale of the aroma of love. I often feel badly for my children, because their first question upon smelling chocolate chip cookies in our house is, “Who are these …

Busy Bee

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” ~ Socrates Two of the most memorable moments in life are holding a newborn baby and saying goodbye to a loved one who has died. Life and death. They are memorable because they are powerful, meaningful, sacred, fleeting, and gripping. Nothing else is important in those moments. And we are still. When people …

All is Well

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” ~ Corrie ten Boom Can you imagine worrying every time you approached a faucet that perhaps water would not come out? No, because if for some reason that happened, water can be found elsewhere or a plumber could come to the rescue. What are you worrying …

Taste of Happy

A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe. ~ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi What makes you happy? Stuff? People? Money? Relationships? Success? Think about how many times in a day we access all of that in our comings and goings. Question is, do we have the awareness to experience this powerful emotion? We have multiple opportunities …

Shake It Up!

Life is too important to be taken seriously. ~ Oscar Wilde During the holiday season, we can really act so…adult. There’s no other word for it. Expectations, rules, schedules, pressed shirts, mind your manners, and no more sweets! Oh, but sometimes, we need to see the magic happen through our innocent eyes. Drink in the warmth, soak up the love, …

Peace Be With You

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Peace. It’s been quite a long time since I’ve heard someone say, “I need some peace and quiet.” It might be because we have become so accustomed to living a noisy existence. We don’t know how to behave in silence. Some of us are even afraid of it. Alone …

Dancing Through December!

Let’s learn to dance through the holiday season and enjoy it more than every before! Introduction to the Series   Monday, December 4, 2017 Friday, December 8, 2017 Monday, December 11, 2017 Friday, December 15, 2017 – Reflection Monday, December 18, 2017 Friday, December 22, 2017 – Reflection Final Meditation of December

Simply the Best

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. ~ Aesop ‘Tis the season for holiday stress! The complexities of working, cleaning, shopping, cooking and juggling the gift-giving demands of the season produce a slow-boiling anxiety. It begins at the very base of our bellies and by the time the New Year has arrived, it’s a …