8549944395_97f2d24ca5_zThis week has been hectic for me and I have not been able to dedicate as much time, and contemplative thought, to my blog.  I have been tired lately.

At times my health is such that my brain is foggy and stringing together thoughts is a challenge.  I made a commitment when I started this work to be gentle with myself and allow the blog to be a source of joy and not a source of work!  So today I will rely on the wisdom of others to pass along a helpful message.  (more…)

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The Teacher Within Us


“Teaching is done in many ways, above all by example.  Teaching should be healing, because it is the sharing of ideas and the recognition that to share ideas it to strengthen them.” – Course In Miracles. (more…)

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Acts Of Service For Everyday Life


What if  just for today we celebrate all the heroes in our lives?  What if we celebrate our own hero within?  What if we remember the times when a smile brightened our day?  A kind word lifted our spirits.  What if today we decide to be all that we want from the world?  What would a day of service and gratitude look like for us?     (more…)

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The Power of "I Want" Statements for Children


How many of us have discovered we have some areas in our life we would like to work on?  How many of us realize that some habits are tough to break?

Now do we extend this same compassion and understanding to our children?  Do we expect our children to act differently?  Are we willing to consider the possibility they mirror back what we teach them by our actions? (more…)

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Trudge…. And Keep Going


Happiness is a choice.  Joy is a state.  We can change our state if we choose.  We can jump up right now and act silly.  We can take a nap. We can give ourselves permission to get really mad.  We can decide to hit the reset button. (more…)

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How many faces do you have?

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We all suffer from some form of multiple personality disorder.  The face we show the world.  The face we think the world sees. The face we want the world to see.   The face we want to hide from the world.  The face we want to hide from ourselves.   These are many of the ‘personalities’ we live with on a daily basis and we wonder why we are tired.

How do we know if we are out of alignment? How do we authenticate our true self?  How do we know when we’ve healed and therefore integrated the different aspects of our personality?   (more…)

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Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world


“The first to apologize is the bravest.  The first to forgive is the strongest.  The first to forget is the happiest” Author Unknown.

“It is your forgiveness that will bring the world of darkness to the light.”

“Illusions about yourself and the world are one.  That is why all forgiveness is a gift to yourself.  Your goal is to find out who you are, having denied your Identity by attacking creation and its source.  Now you are learning how to remember the truth.  For this attack must be replaced by forgiveness, so that thoughts of life may replace thoughts of death.” Course In Miracles


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Hit The Reset Button


How many times do we react without a pause to consider our reaction? The spouse hits a trigger, the kids push a button, a disappointing outcome is revealed.  Our mood turns sour and we think this is going to be one of those days.  Do we ever consider changing our state?  Right when we are at the boiling point or just after we explode do we ever consider we can still have a good day by deciding to hit our internal reset button?

We all have buttons.  We make a commitment.  We agree changes in our relationship(s) are needed.  What do those changes look like?  Do we have a list? (more…)

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Dilated Pupils and The Art of Mindfulness


We have many blind spots when it comes to understanding our patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving.  In some cases, blind spots in self-knowledge can have negative consequences, such as poor decision-making and lower life satisfaction.

Take for example an article published by Scientific American that points out a few centuries ago, women in Italy used to artificially dilate their pupils with bella donna plant.  Bella Donna, the italian name for ‘beautiful lady’, was also a toxin but women subjected themselves to possible sight loss in order to be ‘more attractive’ to men. (more…)

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