trust, New Year

Trust for the New Year

All I Want for the New Year is Trust I’ve been thinking about grace, faith, and trust a lot recently. At 60, I still don’t have much trust in myself, life, or a higher power aka God. Deep down, I don’t really trust that things work out for the best. Trust seems like foreign territory…

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…

intentions, goals, 2017, New Year

Intentions 2017

Intentions 2017 I like intentions better than goals. They offer a direction without being fixed on a set goal that often provides momentary happiness if at all. I agree with the perspective that our process is more important than the goal or results. And even more important than the actions, intentions, goals or process is…

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…

11 tips to thrive in 2014

11 Tips to Thrive in 2014

Are you ready to thrive in 2014? With so many people talking about goals, intentions and resolutions, I wanted to offer some tips to not only start the year with a boost of energy, but offer the tools to maintain your progress. From my experience, commitment and process are the keys to achieving our goals.…

inertia, choice, action

Indecision Kills

Admittedly a dramatic view, but I’ve experienced the destructive power of indecision. More times than I can to admit, I have experienced disastrous results by not making a decision. Indecsion, often based in fear and over analysis, bogs me down until I get in a place of inertia. Then it is even harder to make a…

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…

happiness, balance, flow, feeling good

Find Your Happy Zone

I’ve noticed that I am happiest when I have a moderate pace and level of activity. I call this my Happy Zone. When I’m too busy, I often feel stress, headaches or pressure from too much to do with not much time. This is a mind game, where we worry about the future, instead of…

Journey to Joy – Small Improvements

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. – Eleanor Roosevelt Lately, I’ve been asking myself if I have it backwards having joy as my goal. Based on my experiences last fall with blogging and practicing better attitude, I’ve come to the conclusion that happiness as a goal is elusive. much like chasing own’s own tail. Something inside clicked…