Archive for the 'Change' Category

Kindness & Compassion

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Going in Grace

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

go in Peace go in Kindness go in Love go in Faith….go in Grace            sam baker When we are mindful, we are  aware and accepting of  our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. The month of October brings the change in seasons, Halloween and the online Mindfulness Summit. Each day […]

Balancing Endings with Beginnings

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

It’s that time of year when we find ourselves balancing the activities that signal the end of the year with the celebrations of ringing in the New Year!  This time of balance is a wonderful opportunity for reflection. With relationships of any nature, we are most likely to experience joy and success in our relationship […]

The Imbalance of Change

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

  Change has a companion and its name is “imbalance.” Whether the change is expected or a surprise; joyful or filled with sadness-change is part of our way of being in the world. Sometimes the anticipated disruption may paralyze us and prevent us from moving forward and making that change. Any change is accompanied by a period of imbalance–that […]

Getting Started….Staying With It

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

“Just START…STOP over-thinking it, STOP trying to control it all …”  –JLW For some of us, it is the Starting that is troublesome.  The Starting something new, not knowing the rules or the outcome.  The newness-factor that inhibits our ability to “just start”.  So, we think about our New Year’s Intentions with great gusto, and […]

New Year’s Intentions

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

“We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”  -Ellen Goodman Do you still find yourself in […]

Listening to Vulnerability

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A funny thing happened on the way home… My son and I were making our daily drive home from school.  After we had gotten thru the mundane stuff, mainly me asking about tonight’s homework, he confided that a fellow student had been getting on his nerves.  I invited him to “go on, tell me more.”  But, as he […]

The Gratitude Paradigm

Monday, September 17th, 2012

“Some people grumble that the roses have thorns, I am grateful that the thorns have roses” Alphonse Karr The Gratitude Paradigm….Shifting How We Experience Gratitude Gratitude is an emotion.  Like all emotions, gratitude has layers.  When we talk and listen to others speak about gratitude, we say and hear things such as “attitude of gratitude,” keeping a gratitude […]

The Space To Be Close

Monday, April 30th, 2012

“If I didn’t argue with you, I wouldn’t have been married to you for 72 years” Selma and Kenny Depending on which book you are reading, the experts say that the secret to a long and happy relationship is “do not argue with your partner” or “go ahead, argue.”  I wonder if this either-or-way of […]

Strength In Owning Our Weaknesses

Monday, April 16th, 2012

“I recently realized something about myself and it made me ANGRY!” “I realized that I need someone guiding me, challenging me and then  giving me positive feedback in order to stay focused. After years of self-help books that encourage me to look to no one else, I realize, that for some things, I need guidance […]