Be HERE Now! The Fourth of July.

  Be here now.  Be somewhere else later.  Is that so hard?  Jewish Zen saying. Be here now.  Sometimes the most difficult charge to follow.  We all lead such busy lives with so much going on now and so much to come that I know I frequently have to catch myself...

Your Reaction Holds The Key

We are being molded and shaped, not by outer circumstances or by other persons but from within, by our reactions, our thoughts, our feelings, our attitudes.—Martha Smock As much as we want to blame circumstances or others it is so true that it is our own thoughts and...

My New Mantra: Divine Timing

I have been thinking a lot about Divine timing.  Giving up control and allowing the timing of everything to be just perfect.  Perhaps not MY timing, but Divine timing.  Whatever you want to call your Source, whether it is God, Buddha, The Universe, I do believe there...

What Will Your Fourth of July Look Like?

In a few days my kids will be working their way up to the place we all hold in our hearts as home.  Michigan.  Bay View.  Cottage.  Beach. Sun.  Sunsets.  Fourth of July.  Tom’s Mom’s cookies.  The Side Door.  Friends, old and new.   Love. Like all...

Father’s Day: It’s Complicated

If you looked at Facebook yesterday it seemed as though everyone had the perfect father.  Some were clearly “daddy’s little girl”, and/or the man they wished they would grow up and marry.  Some, the man they strived to be.  All good.  But for me,...

Just Be Happy. Simple, But Not Easy.

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.  Ruth E. Renkl Don’t worry, be happy.  So simple and yet not always easy.  In the midst of chaos and stress it is so easy to forget that I just need to get happy.  Find something to be...

Choose The Impossible. What Have You Got To Lose?

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise. – Robert Fritz We are part thought and part action.  And we have control over both.  The most powerful action...

Are You Acting With Inspired Action?

Your thoughts are powerful creators, and your words are even more powerful than your thoughts, but your actions are more powerful than your words or your thoughts.  Abraham-Hicks I know that thoughts are powerful things.  And we have control of our thoughts even...

The Reward For Conformity. Or NOT.

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself. ~Rita Mae Brown Amen, sistah!  I do know that trying to please everyone is a ticket to pleasing no one.  And especially yourself.  I was raised by a strong mom in a pretty large family and quickly...

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