Sunday, October 19, 2014

Light

I freely admit times I'm feeling 'down' or as if the 'world is against me' are not uncommon feelings

One way to work around this is thinking affirming thoughts, saying affirming uplifting words.

Simply "Let there be light" may work


Try it then imagine it coming true.

Let me know if  it works







Friday, October 17, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Do It

It seems that we try to pack more things to do into our every day but few of these things improve our health or nourish our soul.  Here are some ideas to help you bring more joy into your days:
1.  Brew a pot of herbal tea, sit down with a book or magazine and just take a break from the world.
2.  Smile. Even if you don’t want to.  Smiling tricks your brain into thinking you’re happy. (
3.  Call a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while (someone positive who just makes you feel good).
4.  Do something nice for someone else.  Sometimes just doing a good deed can bring so much joy to both the giver and receiver.  You can donate to a charity, take clothes you’re not using to Salvation Army, donate blankets to an animal shelter, pay for a stranger’s coffee at a cafĂ©, give books to your local library, and so much more.
5.  Tend a garden.  Don’t have one.  Find a way to join or start a community garden.  Even if you have a balcony you can grow some flowers or herbs in containers.

What else can we do for our soul?
Do it!!


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

NO!!!

Some times it's best to just say "NO."  Being a workaholic I find more tasks to do. I improve my life and career constantly.  I also volunteer at two places.

Remember the old adage "Want something done ask a busy person?"  Well that's me.

To take care of my self, my own self worth, my time, my health I know to say NO

Let's all keep our lives less 'reactive' but active- active to affirm our goodness




Friday, October 3, 2014

One Good Word

I often exclaim how much I like something.  Just the other day I got a sandwich at a place I frequent. The clerks pretty much know what I'm ordering.  HOW I confirmed my request made all the difference.

"How about that awesome bbq sandwich, please?"

The clerk smiled and said "do you mean that? Is it that good?"

Of course it is or I wouldn't buy it more than once.

The simple word "awesome" to describe something he may make several times each day but never himself has eaten "I don't eat pork"

Lets UPSELL our good words more often. Thank a check out clerk, the grocery bagger, your letter carrier, etc.  Make it all about US




Monday, September 29, 2014

Help

It's OK to ask for help.  No one is an island.  For me I'll be seeing a therapist soon. Is asking or needing help a form of defeat? NO- it's knowing that I'm ready to search beyond the wisdom of friends.

Loss of friends, partners, family, pets, jobs, housing are all life changing times where having some one qualified to hear you out will help.

Let's be comfortable in seeking help to add solace to our lives



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Desires

Orihah Mountain Dreamer's book "The Invitation" has a phrase I adore
"I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing"

That's just a part of the poem but the one part I recite almost daily. 

Those who know me personally know I've become a work a holic.  I may look for a twelve step group because of that (OMG That's the 1st step!)

I've only recently began to ask if I'm "meeting my hearts longing" 

Realizing my priorities work is not on the top of the list. Love, the ability to love someone and share that is now "JOB ONE"

What are your desires and are you living them, seeing them and then acting on them?

Let's work on this together - unlock our heart and open up possibilities

Make this one all about YOU