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Sunrise with the title A Meaningful Life
September 12, 2018

A Meaningful Life

The world would have you believe that you are nothing…nobody. But what is it that really makes a meaningful life?...

Open book with magic sparkles rising from it with the title What's in the Middle.
December 5, 2017

What’s in the Middle

We may not control the beginning or the ending of our life story, but what is written in the middle is entirely up to us....

The back of a person in a black, down coat with the title Coats: an allegory for parents
September 8, 2017

Coats: an allegory for parents

A parent’s success is in giving their children the knowledge and tools to be warm again. If you have done your best to teach them; you have not failed....

Piled suitcases with the title Excess Baggage.
August 17, 2017

Excess Baggage

We accumulate all kinds of baggage in this life. Much of it we choose to carry with us even when it makes us miserable and serves no purpose....

A foot in a hiking shoe planted on a rock with the title Decide Now.
July 27, 2017

Decide Now

The way we think determines the outcome of our actions, so if we approach our goals with the determination to see them through to the end, we will succeed....

Outstretched hands with the title It's Not About You.
July 20, 2017

It’s Not About You

It is only when we focus outward, project our own loving energy toward others that we are truly lifted. Only by sharing of ourselves do we find confidence and peace....

Graphic of a section of iron fence with the title Resisting Change.
June 29, 2017

Resisting Change

If we let go of our resistance to change, especially change suggested by others, we may find that change can be very, very good.   ...

A black chalkboard with "words have power" written in thick chalk lines.
June 22, 2017

Change Your Words

If we choose our words carefully, we can reprogram our perceptions and shift our world-view and maybe attract more positive experiences into our lives....

Smiling cartoon character in a line of frowning characters with the title Kindness Begins with Me.
June 1, 2017

Kindness Begins with Me

It is by learning to be kind to ourselves that we establish the habit of kindness that can diffuse the anger and hatred that confronts us day by day....

Why not me?
May 25, 2017

Why Not Me?

When the cry of "Why Me?" bubbles up in your heart, ask yourself, "Why not me?" and you may find that your trials are your greatest blessings after all....

Stick figure tripping over the title Stumbling Blocks.
May 19, 2017

Stumbling Blocks

Often it is the things we carry with us that are our stumbling blocks. Let go of these blocks and spend move forward toward who you were really meant to be....

Are You Done Yet?
May 11, 2017

Are You Done Yet?

In the midst of the struggle against what is happening to us, it may be helpful to stop and consider if we aren't fighting the very thing that is best for us....

Horses eyes with blinders on with the title Look Beyond the Blinders
May 4, 2017

Look Beyond the Blinders

Trying to understand a child's perspective instead of imposing our will upon them may help us avoid inflicting trauma on one another....

A green bush covered in yellow flowers with the title What Defines You.
April 27, 2017

What Defines You

What if we stopped defining ourselves by what we "do" and started being true to who we really are? You are the one who chooses what defines you....

Lit lamp on a table with the title Recognizing Abundance.
April 20, 2017

Recognizing Abundance

Concentrating on what you have instead of what you lack will fill your life with gratitude and joy as you recognize that life is full of abundance....

An Error sign with the words Letting go of someone else's story.
April 13, 2017

Someone Else’s Story

Don't live in fear of making mistakes. Learn to correct your mistakes, give help where you can, and then let go of someone else's story....

Notepad and pencil with the words Rewrite Your Fear, with the word fear crossed out with a red line.
April 6, 2017

Rewrite Your Fear

We often tie ourselves in knots of fear with stories of what might happen. If we learn to rewrite our stories, we can let go of fear and be free....

Closeup of the head of a butterfly with the title A Matter of Perspective.
March 23, 2017

A Matter of Perspective

We often view the world through a perspective formed in our insecurities. When that perspective shifts, our world may change in profound ways....

A black, starry sky emblazoned with the words, "I Like You!"
March 16, 2017

“I Like You!”

When was the last time you said to someone, "I like you"? The power in these three words may astound you....

Woman with arms flung out in joy silhouetted by a sunrise with the title Find Your Joy.
March 9, 2017

Find Your Joy

The challenges and trials of life will never be greater than the sum total of our joy if we take the time to find the joy that surrounds us....

Round, red gift box with lid removed with the title The Gift of No.
March 2, 2017

The Gift of No

Saying yes with a cheerful heart is a good, energizing thing, but when the cheer is missing and the dread in your heart is weighing you down it may be that the best gift you can give is the gift of no....

Two yellow faces depicting the emotions fear and sadness peeking out of a smiley face box with the title Freedom to Feel.
February 24, 2017

Freedom to Feel

We are meant to experience all emotions, the good, the bad, the sometimes ugly. Only when we allow ourselves to feel them can we let them go....

White table with note card with the quote "Less is More," by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
February 14, 2017

Less is More

By clearing out the clutter in our lives, it may be that we will make room for something better and discover that "Less is more." (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)...

A man silhouetted by the sunset on the horizon with the title Be Still and Know.
January 31, 2017

Be Still and Know

In a world in constant motion, when life offers you a chance to be still accept it as the gift it is and welcome the wisdom it brings....

Bored little boy sitting on metal steps with the title Entertain Me.
January 24, 2017

Entertain Me!

The difference between being bored and entertained often lies in how we choose to experience and engage in the moments life offers us....

Chandelier in sepia with the title You Are Enough.
January 17, 2017

You Are Enough

When the world's voices shout at you that you are not enough, remember that we each shine with our own unique light and that just being ourselves is enough....

Drawing of snowflakes falling on a black background with the title Overlooked Treasures.
January 10, 2017

Overlooked Treasures

I hate snow. It’s wet, it’s cold and it makes things generally miserable. Yuck! I live in a very snowy place. I have seen it snow every month of the ......

A path by a river with the title Same Path, Different Journey
January 3, 2017

Same Path, Different Journey

The other day I was contemplating a choice a friend had made and I thought to myself that if this person would make a different choice he would be much ......

Open book with the text 4 Books That Could Change Your Life
July 28, 2016

4 Life-changing Books

My search for wellness has taken me on many interesting roads. The more I have studied, the more I have come to realize that good health is not simply a ......

Dandelion seeds blowing in the wind.
April 20, 2016

The Song of the Wind

As children we view the world through eyes of wonder. The magic seems to fade as we grow older, but does that have to be? Recapture the joy of wonder....

Mule deer posing for the camera in a field.
March 18, 2016

Courage to Leap

The story of a young deer teaches a valuable lesson. When faced with obstacles in life, gather your courage and take a leap....