I used to think it was real clever to fake it till you make it. But that word "fake" is jarring, and frankly it's a bad influence on the rest of the phrase. No matter how well meaning you may be, telling yourself to fake something will leave you feeling like a fake. Nowadays I … Continue reading As if.
I have to do my taxes today. This feels scary, overwhelming, and annoying at the very least. I get to do my taxes today. This reminds me that I was fortunate enough to have income last year. This simple sentence implies that I have access to resources. It also implies that a lot of other … Continue reading Reframing
The antidote to fear is action. Get up and do something. I just swiffered my floors, and as the dust bunnies lifted onto that glorified dryer sheet, my spirits also lifted from their funk. I know that it can seem like the safe choice to sit around and think your way through your troubles, but … Continue reading Get that energy moving.
Last year I started this blog again to answer an incessant prompt from my heart, wanting to share joy and be a light for the world that can seem so dark. Following Mahatma Ghandi's beautiful advice to "be the change you wish to see in the world", I sought out to be a light that … Continue reading Dark Jenga
Why is everyone rushing nowadays? Where and what are they racing to? It seems like the only time that any of us slow down anymore, is if they get struck down by an illness, or some other catastrophe. That's what happened to me this year. My race against the clock ended with me crashing and … Continue reading Hurry up, and breathe.
Love is the thing I understood from them, despite their cultural customs that seemed so foreign to me. Love truly is universal.
There is a power in calling forth the feeling of gratitude, that can lift you from the lowest depths of despair. I know this first hand. Right now, I'm living through an exciting time of my life. It's also a terrifying time. The fact is, I am dead center at a major crossroads in this … Continue reading Gratitude
Unconditional Love is one of those phrases that sounds so nice to say, and yet usually at that very moment we are expressing it, we don't really mean it. Instead, that's usually when we are placing conditions. Here's an example: "You have to know that I love you unconditionally. You just have to." In other … Continue reading Unconditional Love
Make the most of winter. Louise Hay says: The more we dwell on what we don't want, the more we get it. This is how the Law of Attraction works most consistently for us. You see, in its essence, the Law of Attraction means like attracts like. The thing is, we are all programmed to … Continue reading Focus on what you want
"The world is so bright I gotta wear shades!" What lens are you choosing to see the world through? We all have our own unique worldview perspective, brought on by our default programming. This programming creates a filter through which we see the outside world. And based on this filter, our magnificent brains will constantly … Continue reading Clean up that lens
Here's a very simple moral philosophy that you can follow: If what you're about to say or do feels bad, then there is no way that it can you bring you anything good. I told you it was simple. It's so basic, that it can almost be overlooked. But I believe it is the best … Continue reading Heed that ping in your heart
Do you suffer from loneliness? Or, do you enjoy solitude? People are only lonely if they don't like the person that they're alone with. So they need distractions. If those distractions are taken away, they feel the absence with a great sadness. They are lonely. But if you like the person that you're alone with, … Continue reading Loneliness
Go for it for 2019! Do you have a dream that you want to fulfill someday? Is there something that you want for your life, and you would honestly go get, if only your circumstances were better? Do you have an awesome idea for a business kicking around in your head that you're hoping to … Continue reading Go for it!
Tis' the Season to share love People have always asked me, how did I get so smart. Truly, I give credit to my Inner Being / Source / God / Universal Wisdom. I just learned to step out of the way (from trial and error), and let the intelligence flow through me. This has given … Continue reading Wisdom lies outside the Mind
Cheers to you, and whatever you want to be and do! Don't try. Whatever it is that you think you are trying... well, you may think you have the best of intentions, but just in the very endeavor of trying, you are not doing. In the thought process behind trying, you somehow negate the idea … Continue reading To Try
I used to bottle up my frustrations. It festered into a boiling internal rage. Then little things would irritate me, and I would Blow Up. Charles R. Swindoll says: Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. And what's inside of you will determine how you react. So when I … Continue reading Inside Out
I'm not worried - but Mickey looks a little stressed over turning 90! Are you a worrier? Does it help? I was wracked by worry. And all it helped me to do, was find more things to worry about. It would keep me up at night, worrying about the same thoughts over and over. And … Continue reading No Worries
Every single morning when I wake up, the first thought that I have is THANK YOU. Thank you for another day. Thank you for my cozy bed. Thank you for my wonderful home. My body feels refreshed, strong, healthy and vital - all of the parts are working really well - Thank You! I didn't … Continue reading Thank You
Look for the Good. Look for what you like. Look for what you what you Appreciate. There is always something to celebrate! Look for the good everywhere. These statements could have been pulled from the script of any self-help guru. (Of which I have studied many!) I love reading those statements. Even when they pop … Continue reading Appreciation by Default
Confession Time: I am a recovering Control Freak. I grew up thinking that the way to become successful (which I equated with happiness) was to control every aspect of my life. And I tried to excel in the controlling of how others acted around me. Let's just say that early on I got smacked upside … Continue reading Control Freak
I'm sure you've heard the sage advice to not worry about what others think of you. Someone has even effectively put it all nice and blunt, perfectly phrasing it to fit inside a fortune cookie with these words: What others think of you is none of your business! It's great advice. And you know what? It … Continue reading Defending yourself is a waste of energy
Think about it: a belief is just a thought you keep thinking We've all felt attacked before. Maybe you were attacked for expressing your point of view. It hurts, right? No one wants to be attacked. Aren't we all entitled to our perspective? Doesn't it make you angry when someone attacks you just for living your … Continue reading The Boo-Boo Story