Altered States

Altered States

The butterfly has long been seen as a symbol for transformation and change and seems mystical and magical. But if you really study the process of that change you will find that it resembles much of how we as humans experience major life changes. Once the caterpillar...
Time for a change?

Time for a change?

As we move through spring we see changes occurring in nature all around us, so sometimes that triggers an awareness for the need for internal change. Here are eight simple steps to get you started towards the change you seek. follow your bliss…Think about what...
A Time for Growth

A Time for Growth

As spring approaches we start to see signs of new life all around us, and so perhaps we need to also take a look inside to our own growth. Here are some quotes to contemplate how we view growth. “A rose only becomes beautiful and blesses others when it opens up...
The Next Step

The Next Step

When we are paying attention, the Universe is right there waiting for us. I just started reading a book called, “God Never Blinks”, by Regina Brett, and the second chapter is about taking the next step when the end looks so far away. A few days later, I...
Long Life

Long Life

As I celebrated with my mother on her 87th birthday this week, I thought aging might be a good topic to write about. I am first reminded by my mother that “aging is not for sissies”, but then started to wonder why we have the perception that aging is such...
Transitions and Transformation

Transitions and Transformation

Recently a good friend posted a picture of a caterpillar on a crown flower tree (one of their favorites) to eat as they prepare to become a butterfly, and it seemed so fitting for a posting for the new year. Rather than making resolutions that somehow tell us we have...
Resilience

Resilience

Some words associated with resilience are toughness, elasticity, quick to recover, and adaptability in the face of adversity. Why is it important and how do we develop it? It is important for a variety of reasons as it can enable us to develop coping mechanisms for...
Take a Breath

Take a Breath

You are rushing around, trying to get everything done. Pressure is mounting. What do you do? Take a breath. It is time to pause and refresh yourself. Here are a few ideas: Take Two – two minutes to do a neck roll, water some plants – and while your at it...
Time for a change?

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...