poetry, love, roses

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal

Love Letter to 2018 – Zeal These are my heartfelt wishes for the new year. I feel inspired to share the fruits of my quiet time spent in reflection. It helped me clarify what is important to me and what I want to manifest for 2018. I’m immensely grateful for the solitude, peace, insights, and energy that…

big dreams, balance, integration

Letting Go of Grandiosity

Letting Go of Grandiosity Lately, I’ve been noticing how some of my biggest aspirations actually hold me back from living fully. When I started the path of personal development, I wanted to find enlightenment. I didn’t just want to wake up or be more loving, I wanted to totally be like Buddha or Jesus! When…

grace, botanical gardens

Stumbling into Grace

Yesterday, I briefly touched grace. If we are lucky, we have moments of grace when all feels right in our world, resonating as peace in our heart. I was feeling raw and slipping into depression, then I read another post by Stacy. Her post reminded me about the power of intention, choice and accepting responsibility. The…

Flight of Freedom- hdwallpapers

Let Freedom Ring

Most of us yearn for freedom. It seems to be hard wired into our mind and hearts. Living in the United States, I, like many of us, believe in the ideals upon which our country was founded: freedom, equality, happiness and self government. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,…

flow, achieving goals

The Paradox of Pursuit

We need focus in order to attract things in life. This is why we are told to set goals, visualize and take action toward our dreams. And yet, if we are overly attached to getting them, we often chase them away. I recently wrote a post on chasing happiness. Or sometimes we reach our goals, only…

good communication

How to Rock Your Communication

Communication may be the most important skill to learn. This includes both communication with others and with ourselves. It has taken me decades to become a loving parent to myself. I’ve realized lately just how important my self talk is to my overall functioning. For too much of my life, I’ve been a passive observer, or…

taking action, priorities, attitude, appreciation

11 Ways to Get Back Up

I have fallen many times in my life, including this year as I practiced being more proactive. Just when I was getting my attitude on track, I’d have a challenge at work, lose money in my investments, or a relationship stress. We all have challenges. The key to success is learning how to get back…