Where Busy-Ness Can Get Us

Where Busy-Ness Can Get Us

I like to follow a simple motto:   “Focus on “ONE” thing”. What does this mean to me?  It means focusing on just one simple goal at a time, with my most important one to be a loving, kind human being.  OK, that may sound simple-minded or mushy or even lofty, but it’s not really asContinue Reading

You Never Have to Put Anyone Out of Your Heart

You Never Have to Put Anyone Out of Your Heart

We all have difficult people in our lives and some of us have more than our fair share. I really appreciated Rick Hanson’s method for coping with this. He asks us to keep our heart open, even in the midst of dealing with difficult people. He doesn’t suggest that we continue getting taken advantage ofContinue Reading

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

How Dogs Help People Get Along Better

I have had many dogs in my life, and I have often experienced the mood boost and support that can come from spending time with a furry creature. Their warmth and fluffiness have been life-supports in times of need. This article explains the research suggesting why dogs help people and can be a benefit inContinue Reading

Falling Up

Falling Up

Oh No! I screwed up again! I screwed up again, and now I have self doubt and worry settling in, then I found these words from an online blogger that helped me handle the difficult feelings. From Scott Dinsmore: “Every screw up gets you closer to your masterpiece. Make mistakes as often as you can. Start falling.” “MakeContinue Reading

Not enough

Not enough

Today, I woke up and thought, I didn’t get enough sleep. I got ready for the day, made breakfast, and ran out the door thinking, I don’t have enough time to get to work by 8:00am. Once I got to the office, I glanced at my schedule for the day and thought; I don’t haveContinue Reading

Choose To Love

Choose To Love

When we choose to love, we have to set aside the busy-ness in our lives and choose people. I challenge you to create a shared ritual in your own life, if not daily, then at least weekly? Think how it would feel to provide the powerful comfort of your attention to another human being onContinue Reading

Fall Is the Best Time for Resolutions

It’s getting cooler, and this can give us more energy to do things that we may have put off since January, like starting that new work-out routine. The Fall can be a much better time than January to start new things and revisit your resolutions. What have you been thinking of starting, but you haven’tContinue Reading

The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

Human connections can bring so much value to our lives. Relationships give us a sense of belonging in a group, a sense of identity within the group and reason not to feel lonely. We learn from others’ experiences and insight, and we learn together by pursuing new experiences alongside those we befriend. Our fear is diminishingContinue Reading