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 […]
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 […]
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.
Learning to say no hasn’t been easy for me. My desire for a life balance that works for me has motivated me to learn to say yes or no out of the freedom to choose and not the fear of the reactions of others. My biggest hurdles in learning to […]
Happy Birthday to Me! Today I’m half a century old!! I’m not sad or depressed. I wouldn’t want to go back — nope, not even if I could know then what I know now. Every year, I’ve learned to appreciate all the blessings in my life even more than the […]