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 […]
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 […]
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.