Grateful as a Way of Life

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Grateful as a Way of Life

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Grateful as a Way of Life Last night as I finished paying for my groceries I noticed the little donation tags for a local food program. I grabbed one and paid for it on my way out, and noticed just how warm I felt afterward…I smiled all the way to the car. It always feels good to know I’m making...[ read more ]

Dance For Your Life…No Really!

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Dance For Your Life! I wrote last about finding your passion, and soon will add an entry about following that passion. Before I do so, however, I wanted to write about one of my own passions…dance. You may have heard the phrase, “Dance like no one is watching.” I like the adage, “Dance for your life.” Why do I dance?...[ read more ]

10 Ways Nature Heals and Nurtures

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10 Ways Nature Heals and Nurtures They say time heals all wounds, but for me and many others, nothing heals and nurtures like Nature. When was the last time you spent an hour or two, or a day, just being in the forest or at a river, with no distractions? There’s quite a bit of research being presented these days...[ read more ]

Things happy people do

Things happy people do Do you know someone who just always seems to be happy, no matter what is going on around them? I’m sure you do. Long ago I used to look at such people and think, “Oh come on, no one is that happy.” The reality is, there are things that happy people do that keep them being...[ read more ]

Taking Time for Yourself

Taking Time for Yourself Taking time for yourself is so important. I’m so blessed to be able to do this more often than most, and I cherish every moment. Next to a day spent recreating in the outdoors, yesterday was one of my favorite kinds of Sunday: Sleep late, yummy gluten-free pancake breakfast with chocolate bits and chicken sausages, a...[ read more ]

Mindfulness

Mindfulness I attended a great workshop last week on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction. The idea behind mindfulness is to be fully aware in the moment, in the present. We can't be present if we're focused on the past or future. One of the many things I took away with me from the workshop was a great way to make this more...[ read more ]

Simple Things

Simple Things I find that my day becomes infinitely better when I just focus on little, simple things and experience them with gratitude. This can be seeing a ladybug on a leaf. Hearing a favorite song on the radio in the car. Getting a text or phone call from a good friend. Snuggles with my dog. The key is to...[ read more ]

Reframing Negative Thoughts

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Reframing Negative Thoughts I went on a wonderful personal retreat in Sedona this spring. Among many, the most important thing I brought back with me is the most simple 2-word phrase…”So what?” You’ve probably heard, “It just is,” or “Let it go,” or other equally helpful statements. Like the others, “So what?” helps me to regain perspective on whatever it...[ read more ]

The Power of Intention II

The Power of Intention II You’re probably aware of and maybe read or watched “The Secret”, a book and movie about manifesting the life you want to live. This is all based upon the use of your intention to urge the universe to create that which you desire. Your intention can be likened to your energy or thoughts. What you...[ read more ]

The Power of Intention

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The Power of Intention There really is much to be said about intention. I became interested, and a believer, in energy work simply through intention. During the first day of clinic during my massage program…the very first day of practicing my new skills on willing, patient and trusting clients and only a third of the way through my program, I...[ read more ]