Avoiding conflict seems like it would be the best thing to do to keep peace in our relationships. However, in my experience as well as coaching / mentoring others, I have found that ignoring tensions or avoiding conflict in relatinships, often becomes more painful than facing them. And facing conflict, […]
“Being easily offended or defensive when someone has a different opinion that does not support our views is a negative response that hinders emotional maturity”.
This journey isn’t so much about eliminating the number of shoes or books we own, the square footage of our house or giving away every non-essential item we own. Simplicity, for me, has become the removal of the unnecessary things that tend to distract me from discovering and enjoying what […]
I don’t know exactly when I fully realized that what I really enjoy is a small, slow, simple life! It’s here where I recognize that truly special days can be a rainy afternoon and a good book, or a lingering lunch with a friend or loved one where we reminisce […]
Resisting the Hindrance of Resistance…Growth requires becoming an expert at navigating inevitable life change by learning to accept what you cannot change and to eliminate excuses for not changing the things you can. Reflecting on where you and how you are impacted by things outside of your control is an excellent exercise for some super new habits!
Choosing to do something or not do something based on what we “think” others would say about our choice prevents us from having the freedom to make the best choices. Having to first “check in” with a panel of judges, internal or external adds confusion to the decision-making process. Accountability […]
Contentment is the fundamental pursuit in each area of life. We want to get the house painted or our certification completed or the kids grown or something that we are convinced will enable us to finally be content. However, it is really a condition of our inner person. Sort of […]
We often hope we will never have to experience regret. Our response to it will determine whether we are strengthened during the process, or if we crash and burn and then have to pick up the pieces and begin again. Even having a sincere desire to do our best in […]
I’ve been writing about the value of simplicity for nearly 20 years.… and since you’ve asked, I’d have to say that Minimalism is best described as pursuing the Right Things so that we are able to Focus More on the things we Enjoy Most! Simply put, it is the identification, and […]
“How are you feeling today?” “My feelings were hurt.” “I’m not feeling it.” It would be easier to respond to the “facts” about our life situations if people asked, “What is true about your life today?”, or “What can you do today that will make a positive difference?” We can […]