A simple phrase, but sometimes it is very hard to maintain. Peace is a state of mind, of simply being. Somedays it is hard to reach that harmony with mind, body and spirit to simply be at peace. Think about it for a moment. For the mind not to worry or be stressed, the soul to be in ... Views: 48
When you are in the middle of a crisis, your mind rushes in with all different scenarios on how to handle the situation. Besides praying, meditating and worrying, it all boils down to you having faith in yourself. Just believing in yourself and knowing that you are capable of doing the very ... Views: 58
What is it that is stressing you? What do you do to reduce your stress level?
There are two types of levels that can stress you, world issues and personal issues. The world issues are things that happen all over the world, they can be war, devastation brought on by Mother Nature or economic ... Views: 45
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Some people take that step with a strong sense of enthusiasm and adventure. Some people remain idle out of fear of the unknown.
Life is about time and with whom you spend your time with. Life entails the births, vacations, celebrations, the ... Views: 56
It took a lot of people to stand up and make sacrifices in order for you to have your freedom. As they say, freedom is not free.
Here are some examples of the types of freedom: Economic Freedom, Religious Freedom, Freedom of Movement, Self Defense, Political Freedom and Personal Freedom.
This ... Views: 37
Every living thing has a spirit. The spirit never dies; it lives on through the actions and memories of others. A spirit can pass from generation to generation.
The spirit is a part of your heart and soul. It is everything that you love and hold so dear in your heart. It is everything that ... Views: 82
The mind is so complex that I will only touch upon a few things. Our mind is used for consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory.
Our consciousness is an awareness of ourselves and others. Our consciousness enables us to experience and feel things. Consciousness is our ... Views: 90
You were born with this body, it is up to you to feed, cleanse and maintain it. Through the years your body has gone through changes; pregnancies, operations, and countless scrapes and cuts, acknowledge what your body has gone through and let your body heal from those changes.
For people with ... Views: 91
I’m not broken; I don’t have any issues, I don’t need to be healed. I had a wonderful childhood and my teenage and college years were filled with great friends and wonderful experiences. I don’t have any middle child issues or relationship issues. My parents were always there for me and ... Views: 73
This series is to reminisce about times gone by as well as future events for you to ponder. Life is so amazing! We learn and grow from each new experience.
When you look at life it is more than going from point A to point B, it is about the journey in between; the ups and downs and the people ... Views: 109
This one simple, little question might leave you thinking about the answers for days. It might leave you questioning what your life has been about. For some, this question will lead you down a new path. The question is, “What Was I Born to Do?”
There are many levels to this question.
1. ... Views: 253
Once you quit something you awareness of it increases and your senses become heightened. That’s why when you quit smoking or are dieting; you crave it more because your senses are heightened. You smell a cigarette nearby; it seems like everywhere you look you see the foods that you are trying ... Views: 204
As Easter approaches, family and friends will be gathered at the table for Easter dinner. Mom’s prized turkey and Aunt Linda’s delicious casserole will be served. The Easter bunny is there and the Easter Egg Hunt is underway. Laughter and shouts of, “I found one,” can be echoed throughout the ... Views: 248
I commend you for your courage and strength to stay when leaving would have been so easy.
I commend you for knowing just what to say when I am at a loss for words.
I commend you for being so smart and never making anyone feel inadequate.
I commend you for your passion for making ... Views: 174
We remember as kids grabbing blankets, pillows and sheets and throwing them on any piece of furniture that we could and we made a fort. We would bring toys in the fort and play in there for hours. Oh, what fun that was!
We also made tree forts. We took our time and picked out the perfect ... Views: 404
To be open is to receive all things with all your mind, soul and spirit. But, it is much more than that. It is about believing that you are worthy of having such wonderful things. It is about you believing in yourself, that you are worthy. Everyone is worthy of great things.
We continually ... Views: 209
We are living, breathing souls; some of us are troubled souls. Some of us feel like we have lost our soul or have made a deal with the devil to try and save it.
Whatever your case may be, offer love and compassion as an extension of one’s self. If you are in a dark place, there is light. ... Views: 196
You take two steps forward and then something happened leaving you feeling like you have taken a giant step backwards, don’t give up. If you have tried something numerous times and have gained no ground, don’t give up hope. On some days it might feel like you are spinning your wheels, like ... Views: 217
Some of us are more sensitive than others. What bothers one may have a profound effect on another. I am speaking about someone who is sensitive to others’ needs. I am speaking of humanitarians, volunteers or someone who generally feels the pain or needs of others. I am speaking of scientist ... Views: 159
Embrace who you are as there is only one you.
Embrace all of the endless possibilities that each new day brings.
Embrace chance meetings and other unexplainable events.
Embrace change and all of the events that take place because of that change.
Embrace love, regardless if it is for ... Views: 215
You can let your inner light shine by not succumbing to fear. Fear can paralyze you. Fear can also make you do some crazy things. Never let fear consume you. Fear to take a step forward, stay where you are or take a step backwards is unhealthy. I wrote this because there are so many who are ... Views: 257
Let’s start out with the definition of euphoric before I start talking about it. Euphoric: characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness. Great, now that we have that out of the way we can jump into it.
A feeling of intense excitement or happiness, I can think of a ton of ... Views: 175
Our inner spirit can be damaged by outside forces. Even though our spirit is very strong, it is also susceptible to taking a blow when we get hurt mentally or physically.
Some people are fine tuned to their inner spirit. They know all of the great qualities that define who they are and they ... Views: 185
Each year we get one step closer to the world we envision. I am the dreamer, the visionary. My dream for 2015 is to live in a peaceful world. Is it possible? I believe it is.
We have three things in life; drama which is senseless chatter, we have cause which is desire and action and then ... Views: 194
Whatever you have gone through or are currently going through, it is very important for you to know that you are not alone. No matter how devastated you feel, you will get through it. When you feel that you can’t take it anymore, you have to realize that you do have options. You have to talk ... Views: 356
This article is about Christmas. You can fondly remember your favorite Christmas. Maybe it was the one when you received that toy that you were dying to get. Maybe it was the one when your grandma and aunt showed up, you haven’t seen them in a very long time. Or, maybe it was the one you ... Views: 273
This article is about that one moment in life when you have the opportunity to turn things around. It is about that one moment when you realize the meaning of something, and it is so profound, as if a bolt of lightning knocked the realization into you. It leaves you wondering, “Why didn’t I ... Views: 249
This article is about that one moment in life when you have the opportunity to turn things around. It is about that one moment when you realize the meaning of something, and it is so profound, as if a bolt of lightning knocked the realization into you. It leaves you wondering, “Why didn’t I ... Views: 235
Honor and respect are two important things that you learn in life; they both go hand-in-hand. You learn from others by their words and actions. This teaches you; who is going to keep their word and who just tells you things that you may want to hear. It will define who is going to show up ... Views: 232
Our world is made up of many strong women. Everyone has their own definition of strength and what it entails, but I assure you, everyone has someone they know that can be put on this list. A strong woman could be you, your mother, aunt, cousin, wife, girlfriend, teacher, or the cashier at the ... Views: 236
What is your destination? Ponder that thought for a moment. As you think about where you want to go, you cannot help but reflect on where you’ve been. Many have traveled a lengthy journey to get to the point where they are at right now.
Where do you see yourself six month, two years or even ... Views: 237
Before I go on about it, here is the definition of each so you understand it a little better. Yin: the passive female principle of the universe characterized as female and sustaining and associated with earth, dark, and cold. Yang: the active male principle of the universe characterized as ... Views: 202
When all else fails, hope is something that we cling to. It is a beacon that calls us at our highest and lowest moments in life. We share in the hope of others as well. At the final moment of despair, after you shed your last teardrop, you muster up hope.
Within you, you find the courage and ... Views: 297
The visionaries who paved the way to where we are now must be commended for their work. They took a dream, a simple dream; they took the time to map out all the different possibilities to set their dream in motion. They stretched their imagination as far as it could go, and it worked out great ... Views: 281
I have to admit that I struggled writing this article, it is very personal to me. My struggles weren’t with myself, but in knowing that others are struggling and fighting for their lives at this very moment.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I ... Views: 256
Sometimes, when you hear devastating news about someone you love, you know what you feel in your heart, but the right words don’t come forth or they just don’t sound right or the wrong words are spoken. If this happens, don’t despair. It is not a relationship that is now lost. Look at it as ... Views: 376
A lifetime of love begins with a single step, a journey of a thousand miles. A new experience offers a thrill and an adventure. A tiny, precious hand to hold is all grown up now. A smile when you hear those special words make your heart skip a beat.
A day at the office, a night on the town, ... Views: 271
What do you want? No, I mean it. What is it that you truly want? Some people want fame, others would like good fortune. While you think about what it is that you truly want, here are a couple questions to think about as well. If I receive what I want, is it going to make me happy? Is it ... Views: 316
This article is about where you are now, how far you’ve come and a closer examination of how you see things now. “If I knew then what I know now, “comes to mind. This is a mere reflection of experiences and opportunities that have risen out of your past.
People change, circumstances change ... Views: 267
We have all been tempted by the lure of greener pastures. “Greener pastures,” is when something looks better, easier, or much grander than your current situation. This could apply to your personal as well as your professional life.
Sometimes the lure of greener pastures is overwhelming. It ... Views: 269
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but in light of all the recent publicity I decided to write about it now. A few years back I wrote a 4 part series, you can go to Blogs and then Domestic Violence to find the articles, they are broken down by the following categories: The ... Views: 318
Take a good look at yourself. Accept yourself as you are in this moment. What you might feel are flaws, are not. They make up who you truly are. Regardless if you are tired and weary or if you are rambunctious and a go-getter, it is who you are. Accept your strengths and weaknesses. Accept ... Views: 313
To just be means that you appreciate the moment for what it is. What does it mean to just be? It means to surrender. You have to learn how to just let go and surrender the moment for whatever it is meant to be. We are so busy doing things that it is hard to surrender. When you surrender you ... Views: 338
Without realizing it, we live our life in constant judgement. We judge ourselves, both our perfections and our imperfections. If you stop and think about it, our entire world is based on judgement.
Our banks judge us on our transaction history to see who is credit worthy and who is not. Our ... Views: 339
I strongly believe we are here on this earth to live life to its fullest; to feel, love, share, and to grow. Even a bad day is a temporary thing; it makes us appreciate a good day. To live, show love, and be grateful for all things keeps you grounded. To be aware, not only of yourself, but of ... Views: 310
Memories have a way of creeping up on you. You might flashback to your prom, or the moment you held your first born. As you age, your memories become much more vivid, you remember even the slightest detail.
Some memories are fantastic while others might be a living hell depending on what they ... Views: 273
Every day there are distractions, some of those are bigger than others. Some are more important things that need tending to more than others. The important thing is to take care of them but not get lost in them. Always remember the self.
The self is being comfortable with who you are and ... Views: 262
As the new day dawns, we dream of our accomplishments for the day. Somewhere in the world a runner reaches the finish line, a baby takes their very first step. A child stands nervous at the podium; he knows how to spell, but feels intimidated by the crowd. With outstretched arms and smiles of ... Views: 293
From that very first time that I went into a DMV, I knew that I wanted to be an organ donor. There was a little box that you had to mark for it to appear on your license. Reflecting back on it now, that little box seemed to be so trivial at the time, but it is so important.
Sure, you’ve waited ... Views: 283
This article is a chance to reflect on your answers. There are millions of people that walk our busy streets; many are right next to you. Do you take the time to notice them?
If I was crying, what would you do? Would you carry on about your business or would you care to find out why?
If I ... Views: 352