10 Gifts of Gratitude

10 Gifts of Gratitude

I uncovered a wonderful gift from a friend years ago that comprised a list of more than 100 reasons to be grateful. So I picked out my top 10 (it was a challenge because they are all so true).                   Because the afternoon smells of summer rain....
Happiness is a Choice

Happiness is a Choice

I’ve had this quote on a plaque in my home office for some time, but today was the day it called out to me: Happiness is a CHOICE and became the subject for this blog. As I started to reflect on it I first went to the dictionary to see what the...
The Power of Friends

The Power of Friends

I recently came across a little book that was given to me more than 20 years ago by a wonderful friend that talks about the power within each woman for love, faith, and action. It came at a perfect time in my life back then as my children were getting older and I was...
Make Miracles Happen

Make Miracles Happen

If you feel like you haven’t yet experienced a miracle I can understand, as most of us are locked into a pattern of basing our present reality on a lifetime of past experiences. But I am here to invite you to come into the present moment and begin to make...
Advice from Your Role Models

Advice from Your Role Models

There are so many resources out there providing advice that I thought I would share with you an activity you can do for yourself or with a group that may help you focus on what resonates for you. You will need a stack of index cards (or other small cards – I...
Mentors

Mentors

This past week I was reminded of one of my mentors who has crossed over as her birthday came up and it made me think of all the mentors I have had along the way and a few that had an everlasting effect on my life – Mary, CT,  Alika, Erin – I am forever...
La Vida Va (2)

La Vida Va (2)

The second book that gave me a new perspective on loss is The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, 2005. Ms. Didion helps put into words an explanation of all the feelings you experience in that year of “firsts” after a loved one is gone. The first...
La Vida Va (1)

La Vida Va (1)

Life goes on. In moments of loss and grief this is often hard to say or hear. We all have faced loss and grief at some point in our lives. Some not so harsh and others life altering. My most profound experience came in 2005 with my youngest son, Jacob’s,...
Noblese Oblige

Noblese Oblige

Over the past July 4th weekend I had the honor and privilege of sharing an experience with close friends and a retirement ceremony from the military. This was the second such privilege in the past month and it has given me pause to reflect on the sacrifice of our...
Attitudinal Healing

Attitudinal Healing

Found this tucked away in one of my journals. The Principles of Attitudinal Healing  The essence of our being is love.  Health is inner peace. Healing is letting go of fear.  Giving and receiving are the same.  We can let go of the past and of the future.  Now is the...
Ancient Wisdom

Ancient Wisdom

Last year I had the wonderful experience of traveling with two of my dearest childhood friends through Yosemite. One of our stops was at the Tuolumne Grove with the huge Sequoia trees all around. I was struck with awe at the ancient energy from every element around me...
Flexibility

Flexibility

Recently a friend of mine posted some pictures of a bamboo forest in Japan and it instantly resonated with me and made me think of flexibility. Then as I thought more about bamboo it also brought forth thoughts about strength and resilience. Bamboo is used in some...
Life is Teaching the Teacher

Life is Teaching the Teacher

I just thought you should know that as I continue this path towards helping others live more fulfilling lives it is teaching me as well. I am by no means an expert or have a long line of degreed letters after my name, I am just like most of you learning as we go....