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 …

When We Open Up

“I dwell in possibility…” ~ Emily Dickinson What if it’s not the right time? What if I mess up? Who am I to do this? How can I afford to quit? To change? To grow? To LIVE?! We are very good at talking ourselves out of opportunities. Some of us have advanced degrees in protecting ourselves from the world. We …

Believe in Abundance!

“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday…” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach We are alive to learn. When we hide from people, experiences, and opportunities, we suffer. Begin to open up to the idea of ABUNDANCE! Plenty of time! Plenty of money! Plenty of goodness in the world! Yesterday may have sucked. Uncomfortable interactions. Financial …

Off With Your Head!

You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind. ~ Roy T. Bennett Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. We are always thinking. It’s a great strategy for figuring out our world, because it helps us gain a bit of control over the crazy. But sometimes… We need crazy. We need carefree. We need confident. …

Say Something!

Open up to the belief that what you have to share is important! ~ Regina Carey, M.Ed. A great experience. A bad experience. A thought. An idea. Open your mouth and share your story. Use your voice. Raise your hand. Too often we choose to stay quiet. Thing is, what we have to say doesn’t stay still. It lives inside …

Open for Life

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~ Lao Tzu Naturally forward. These two powerful words complement each other beautifully. If we are open and embrace our lives as they unfold, we are absolutely moving in a …