Is the direction you're heading taking you into a brick wall?

Direction – Where are you heading?

  If you read last week’s blog post, “Do you have anything you want to heal?” you’ll recall that I was inspired by an event I attended last weekend: “Prosper 2014,” facilitated by Sharon Hess, an intuitive healer.  Well, another concept I heard from Sharon inspired today’s blog, as well.  It was a great metaphor…

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many things in nature can help heal us

Is there anything you want to heal?

What comes to you when you think about the word “heal?” You may immediately think of something physical, like a broken bone, a burn or cut.  I’d like you to think a bit deeper than that.  Think about your life.  Think about your relationships –  with people, with your work, with yourself.  Are there any…

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Embrace your change

Change and Coping with it

How do you cope with change? Change is ever present in our lives and there is no getting around it.  Whether the crocus pokes through the winter snow, the leaves turn a brilliant red in autumn, the caterpillar turns into a butterfly or the tide ebbs and flows, there is change all around us and…

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along with the written word ... I call it inspired inspiration.

Inspired Inspiration

Over the years, I have been inspired by many poets, novelists, songwriters and the like.  When words are put together in a certain way and they convey a message or conjure an image that speaks to my heart or my soul, it feels like divine intervention – inspired inspiration. I call it inspired inspiration because…

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women moving up in rank

Women: Do you put yourself last?

Join the club! Recently, I’ve been talking with women about where they rank in their own lives.  More often than not I’m hearing that they are way down on the list.  Making sure her kids get where they need to be, focusing on her career responsibilities, taking care of aging parents, fitting in time with…

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a positive perspective is key

Perspective – How does it affect you?

Over the weekend I was reminded how perspective can affect how we react to things that happen in our lives.  Like when the propane tank on the gas grill ran out of fuel as soon as we put the hamburgers on.  Everything after that was wrong:  the burgers got overcooked, the buns weren’t warmed with…

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choose confidence

Life Happens – Lessons Learned the Hard Way

It was one of those days when I awoke in a funk – I remember it well – and it was happening more often than not.  This is what they mean by “life happens.”  Everyone around me thought I had the perfect marriage, but it wasn’t perfect at all.  I denied it for years.  I…

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Change is inevitable.

Change – 5 Tips to Make Change Easier!

Change is inevitable … it is a part of life.  We often just cope with it but, did you know there is a better way?  Take control by the way you think about change. “If you can’t change the circumstances, change your perspective.”  ~~Author Unknown “Change is inevitable.  Growth is intentional.”  ~~Glenda Cloud “All great…

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be grateful for sunflowers ...

Grateful – What does it mean to you?

After reading this quote today, it struck me that it is a wonderful expression of being grateful: “A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are!”  (author unknown) Assume Nothing How often do we make assumptions about something that…

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break down leads to a breakthrough

Persistence – have you got it?

The quote that follows is one of my favorites.  I created a calligraphy, framed wall hanging for myself out of this quote in 1985.  It has hung in my home office for the last 20 years to remind me how important persistence has been in my own life. Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in the world…

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