play, poetry, silly rhyme

Soulful Sunday 107 – Play

This episode of Soulful Sunday explores the power of play. Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations as a right of every child. ~ Kenneth Ginsburg   Children learn (through play) critical life skills for mental, physical, emotional, social, cognitive, and communication development. A growing…

Awesome Stories, flow

Awesome Stories 345

This week Awesome Stories brings you kindness, nuclear facts, and resiliency. Kindness School Seattle, Washington is home to the Puget Sound Community School whose mission and focus are based on kindness. The director, Andy Smallman, believes that if you create a nurturing environment and help build character, then the academics and related skills come automatically. Teachers…

gratitude, blessings, autumn

Awesome Stories 344 – Thanksgiving Edition

This week Awesome Stories focuses on the power of gratitude. I love the Thanksgiving Holiday and the reminder to appreciate my life and its many blessings.  Gratitude by the Numbers In case you’ve been hiding for the last 10 years, the transformative power of gratitude has been demonstrated. The research of Robert Emmons (and many others)…

savoring life, happiness

Savoring our Lives

Are you savoring life? There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth. ~ Rumi Savoring our lives is a great way to build our sense of happiness and well-being. Both brain scientists and spiritual teachers talk about the need to anchor our positive states. Savoring life enriches our feeling of well-being, bringing us…

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.…