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 …

Decisions, Decisions…

Definiteness of decision always requires courage, sometimes very great courage. ~ Napoleon Hill It’s that time of year! We are making decisions in many areas of our lives. Spring does that for us – new growth, new beginnings, new opportunities to explore what we want for ourselves. When we get good at making decisions, we can stand taller, breathe easier, …

Easy Does It

There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. ~ Alan Cohen Mother’s Day was spent without technology. Resting. Moving slowly through the day. The OPPOSITE of my usual MO. And it felt great! The extra time at rest was an investment in the remainder of the day. The energy and clarity gained …

Make Your Mark!

Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. ~ Andy Warhol What are you weaving? A dream? A business? A book? A workshop? What is it made of? Possibilities? People? Persuasion? Passion? Why is it …