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!
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 […]
Sometimes Life happens in a way that puts us out-of-control. What can we do and where can we focus during these seemingly answerless seasons of life?. Have you ever had a deep conversation with a trusted friend when you were perplexed about something? You probably didn’t walk away with all of your […]
Perhaps, you’ve said or thought that happiness is something that must be achieved: “When this is done, I’ll be happy.” “When I own that, I’ll be happy.” “When I weigh less, I’ll be happy.” Choosing a journey of going deeper with God, I’m learning to choose to be happy in any […]
What I have been slow to learn is that we all have ideas on how to do something and many times if we are just present with someone and observing their efforts, we bring a lot to the table. Many of us are overdue for a few “attaboy” pats on the back and are overwhelmed with the telling feature of others.
Consider the benefit of solitude… In our fast-paced, high performing lifestyles, it is often very hard to find a time for solitude, and most of us try to avoid it anyway. Why do we attempt to avoid it? I believe people may think of solitude as “loneliness” But they are […]