Changes, Stages

Changes, Stages

Inspired by a Jack Johnson song and recent significant changes in my life, I thought this might be a topic with common interest. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, is quoted as saying “change is the only constant in life.” And through different stages of...
Happiness is a Choice (2)

Happiness is a Choice (2)

Have you noticed changes since you started making happiness a choice? Have you had more energy or seen other changes in your life? Okay, now we can start to look at making that choice in specific areas or circumstances in our lives. Pick one of the following to focus...
Leaving Tracks

Leaving Tracks

“On your journey through the sands of time…leave tracks…” ~ anonymous~ This quote was on a card I once received from a co-worker and it just struck such a chord for me that I keep it posted right in front of me at my desk. It is a constant...
Friends I Can Count On

Friends I Can Count On

There is evidence that having a close group of friends, that support you over time and through life’s ups and downs, actually add years to your life. I am so grateful that I have those friends, some who I’ve known a lifetime (truly since elementary school)...
Inspiration in Unexpected Places

Inspiration in Unexpected Places

When you set your intentions in seeking to create the Universe is listening but you need to pay attention so you don’t miss seeing it in unexpected places. I was recently having lunch with a friend I hadn’t seen in years and really didn’t set out for...
Creativity Meditation

Creativity Meditation

You may want to record this so that you can play it back and be fully engaged in the meditation exercise. Begin by sitting in a comfortable position with nothing in your lap. It can be in a chair or on a cushion on the floor or against a wall if you need that support....
Blank Pages

Blank Pages

What do they say to you? As I proceed with this blog endeavor I am facing the blank pages as a writer and sometimes they are inviting and other times frustrating. However, I just came across a journal that my son had started years ago and had gotten left on the shelf....
Comfort Zones

Comfort Zones

I am sure you have heard it before – to step out of your comfort zone – but what does that really mean to you? I came across the idea again this week and this time I really wanted to stop and evaluate what it means for me. First of all, after years of life...
My Grandfather’s Garden

My Grandfather’s Garden

Behind my grandparents’ pink-painted stucco house, and beyond the screened in patio, was my grandfather’s garden. Rows of roses and gladiolas – which were for my grandmother, and rows of vegetables – corn, tomatoes, green beans, and more. I...
Some of Life’s Little Truths

Some of Life’s Little Truths

As long as one keeps searching, the answers come.  ~ Joan Baez Life is a succession of moments – to live each one is to succeed.  ~ Corita Kent Life is change; growth is optional.  ~ Karen Kaiser Clark In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned...
More on Mentors

More on Mentors

I had the privilege of working with a trio of trainers years ago who all were great mentors, but there was one that was uniquely special in the way that she made most everyone feel, although for me it was life-changing. I recently found some of the notes she shared...
Mauka Rain

Mauka Rain

I am so blessed to have the Ko’olau mountain range as a backdrop out my front door. On a clear, crisp, blue sky morning their shades of greens are a striking contrast that lifts my spirit. Then there are the days where the peaks are shrouded with gray clouds and...
Time for Comfort Food

Time for Comfort Food

Studies have indicated that smell is the most sensitive of our senses and accounts for more than 75% of the impact a flavor has on us. It is also the sense that seems most connected to our emotions and recollection. This became a blog topic as I came across a list of...