Creating Your Future

Creating Your Future

Wherever you are on your life’s journey there are a few key beliefs that can help you create a future of success and happiness (of course, that depends on your definition of those two things.) For me that also includes health. Here are a few common core beliefs that...
Happiness Is…

Happiness Is…

Just a few ways to create some happiness for yourself and others… Sit down and enjoy a leisurely breakfast (instead of gobbling a few bites over the sink before rushing out the door). Indulge in your favorite childhood treat, like an ice cream sandwich. Find one...
Where Did the Time Go?

Where Did the Time Go?

Now that summer is coming to an end you might be asking yourself where did the time go? Our vision of summer includes time for fun and relaxation but often while we might be blessed with opportunities they are often crowded out by countless distractions. So here are...
Sitting Here…

Sitting Here…

Today as I am sitting here waiting for Hurricane Lane to pass, the song by Jimmy Cliff, Sitting in Limbo came to mind. I knew a few of the lyrics but when I decided this would be a good blog topic and actually read them all, they provided even more reflection than I...
Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Need a little pick-me-up? So did I today, so went in search of some wisdom and came up with the following quotes. I hope they bring some happiness your way. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.” ~ Phyllis Diller “Stressed, spelled backwards...
Seeking Solitude

Seeking Solitude

Do you feel like you are being spread too thin? Can’t seem to find time for a break? Feeling frazzled? Finding time to be alone is good for your well-being. In today’s society many of us are juggling a number of roles – employee, employer, parent, spouse, caregiver,...
Just a quick break

Just a quick break

Hi friends, my computer is under the weather so it’s temporarily at the doctor’s office. That means I will be taking a short break from my blogs. I will be back soon with more inspiration to share!...
A Different Kind of Diet

A Different Kind of Diet

Diets have never been something I am fond of or seem to adhere to, but here is a different kind of diet I can get behind – a GRATITUDE  diet. A little goes a long way. Are you getting your recommended daily requirement?  Here’s how it works… First,...
In Praise of Praise

In Praise of Praise

Years ago I had the privilege of working with some very dedicated educators/trainers/mentors. Yes, they were all three of those at once and one of the lessons I learned from them was the art of praise. Praise in the truest and most honest form is what makes a lasting...
A Measure of Success

A Measure of Success

The subject of success has been showing up lately so I decided to search through my files and archives to see what I have collected over the years. I must say that your place in time has a lot to do with how you define success but there are some core elements that...
C’mon, Get Happy

C’mon, Get Happy

On occasion, I find that I need a little reminder that getting or being happy is all up to me (or you). And sometimes we find ourselves needing a little boost, or opting for a “fake it, till you make it” attitude to get us back to that happy state of mind....
Connecting to Nature

Connecting to Nature

Several things converged this past week to bring me to today’s topic – connecting with nature. First, we celebrated Arbor Day and that always reminds me of the koa trees we have planted in the Legacy Forest on Hawaii island in memory of Jacob and in honor...
Use Your Imagination

Use Your Imagination

Imagination: 1. a creative ability.; 2. the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality; 3. the ability to confront and deal with problems. Did you know that the right side of your brain is...
Keeping it Green

Keeping it Green

A few wise words to keep us focused on Earth Day, April 22, 2018: “If love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.” ~Jimmy Carter...
Our Ocean

Our Ocean

As we start to prepare for Earth Day on April 22 I thought of a quote I recently found that says, “Treat the ocean like our home” and this quick checklist on protecting our coral reefs: 1. Support reef-friendly businesses. Ask your favorite stores, hotels,...