Life Fog

Clarity comes bit by bit, until one day we see so clearly that we decide to take action! Life fog is tricky. We get tired or sick or experience an acute tragedy and instantly everything appears unsteady, uncertain, or even dangerous. We feel stuck, or at least hyperaware of every step – treading lightly until we regain our footing. Some …

Ready to Stop?

Don’t just do something, sit there. It’s that time of year. Construction Season! Vacation Season! SLOW DOWN Season! We can see it coming. The get-away. Whether we look forward to it or not, slowing down takes some form of preparation. Work logistics, details of home, the dependents – human or fur-babies, and the mental effort required to actually slow down …

And What Else?

I dwell in possibilities… ~ Emily Dickinson When we have a problem, we tend to seek out advice. Friends, colleagues, therapists, coaches, family, and perhaps even strangers help us out. We capture all the input and shuffle it around in our heads to determine the best course of action. Even when all inquiries have been made and we believe we …

Not Yet

At every given moment we are absolutely perfect for what is required for our journey. ~ Steve Maraboli My morning walks have been filled with lush trees, singing birds, and a variety of sprinklers quenching thirsty lawns. Today, there was an unpleasant crunch from stepping on dead leaves. Initial reaction? NOOOOOOOOO!!! Not yet! I’m not ready for fall! And then …

Resistance

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.” ~ Steven Pressfield What part of your life have you lived? Really lived? Have you loved? Lost? Forgiven? Persevered? Fought? Succumbed? Accepted? There is still that space, that idea, that desire, that impulse that glimmers deep inside us. Our …

Hanging On and Letting Go

In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go? ~ Buddha Every year, my family gathers together to celebrate my father’s life. He died early one morning after a barefoot waterskiing run. 18 years ago. Died just like he wanted to – in his boat, surrounded …

Somebody Cares

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo Somebody cares about this sign – in a hurry, last minute need for balloons for the party, not a lot of money to spend, but, alas…nope. New plan. When it doesn’t apply to us, we tend to judge. The judging keeps us stuck, ignorant, …

Choosy Moms…

When you make a choice, you change the future ~ Deepak Chopra For those of you old enough to remember this commercial, you know it’s for peanut butter. It’s what I choose now for my family – (Natural), but nonetheless. We make choices based on what our mothers used because of what THEIR mothers used because of what THEIR mothers …

Let It Shine!

Shine your light and make a positive impact on the world ~ Roy T. Bennett We cover up, hide, lurk in the shadows so no one knows we’re here. Life feels safer when we are hidden. But what are we waiting for? The “all clear” signal? The promise that nothing bad will ever happen? The person who will make everything …

Check Your Surroundings

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. ~ Maya Angelou What are you waiting for? The perfect moment to step back, step forward, move to the side, open your arms to the sky? Waiting can last a lifetime. When we check our surroundings, it’s one way to prepare ourselves for action. When we check our surroundings, we …