Miranda had manifested a job for herself that fulfilled all her desires—it honored her working style, worked around her family’s schedules, the hours were flexible, she could work from home, it was financially rewarding, and her superiors respected and cared about her.
She was in awe of her circumstances except for one thing.
My tribute to a dear friend.
This morning I was cutting back my Daisies that had gone past. I suppose I could have done it earlier but I just think there is something Zen about allowing a flower to run its course. Some might see the latter stages as unsightly; I was even curious about the prospect myself. You might look at my garden and wonder … untended? But I just saw the dying as a part of the cycle of life that has me curious this year. Maybe next year I’ll cut my Daisies back earlier? Who knows?
During my cutting I inquired of the garden, “Why did I wait?” The answer I got was quite Zen...
When I think of boundaries I think of my desires, not my defenses. I haven’t always thought of boundaries this way but when I do it serves me quite miraculously. Rather than protect myself from the 'negativity' I am attracting, I’d rather understand why I have attracted it in the first place.
Forgiveness is a gift to the one who forgives.
Have you ever thought you had forgiven someone until the subject came up and you realized it still had an emotional charge?
I hope you can draw from this story of my relationship with coffee as inspiration toward utilizing your own dependency or codependency as the fuel toward empowerment that it can be.
Unknowingly dishonest methodologies may lead to health problems, relationship discord and financial challenges. Fortunately the methodologies are pretty simple to remedy.
(The following is not a substitute but an adjunct for medical diagnosis and/or treatment.)
Have you ever been inconvenienced by a snowstorm?
The shoveling, the traffic delays, the thrown off schedules.
Where does our sense of awe and wonder go as we age?
What takes its place?
"Every day is a miracle; some just stand out more than others." ~Trish Whynot
You’ve got a goal. You hit the ground running. But as the days accrue your efforts diminish.
Are you wondering, "How can this year be different?"
My fascination with boundaries began in my childhood when I would get blamed for how my parents were feeling. In an exasperated moment my mother once said, “I hope you have a child just like you.” God presented me with 3 opportunities for restitution. It's true; third time is a charm.
“Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forward.” ~Søren Kierkegaard
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ~Rabindranath Tagore
Those burst-of-color days are the ones that change the course of my life. If the change is positive or negative is based on my choice to be more or less...
If 9/11 cracked you open then you will agree that today is a perfect day to talk about Opening to Love.
If an abundance of hatred could manifest such terror, then think about what an abundance of love could manifest. If opening to Love is something that you are already aligning with then you have experienced glimmers of the abundance I am talking about. If the concept of Opening to Love has you curious then keep reading…
In order to be in the light you have to be willing to step out of the shade. ~Trish Whynot
Have you ever found yourself hugging the shade? It happens and we often don't even realize we're doing it...
One of life's big choices: Do you want to be a martyr or do you want to expect your highest desires? You must choose.
To be at home with who I am my closets must be emptied of who I used to be.
The more you retire the false selves that you adorn when in fear from your proverbial closets, the more room you make for the authentic you to stretch, grow and blossom....
There are times when I even want to throw in the towel on life. Sometimes it’s just not going the way I pictured and I just want to be like a little kid and have a temper tantrum.
When I feel this way it reminds me of a client who came to me several years back. We’ll call him Dan and his daughter Emily for confidentiality’s sake. Dan was at this ‘breaking point’ because his 8 year-old daughter was having tantrums...
The beginning of June I visited my dear friend Bree Ervin. We got to talking about 3-minute-meditations. My story clearly impacted her because she not only put them into practice in her own life but she blogged about them too...
This Friday, June 21st is the Summer Solstice--the longest day of the year and a powerful time for intention setting...
Are your efforts to not hurt the feelings of others hurting them worse while, at the same time, rendering you untrustworthy?
There has been an epidemic of people suffering from the repercussions of their efforts to spare another's feelings lately...