Friday, June 28, 2013


When I feel in a slump and want to get my game back on, there are two things that I do that seem to jump start me--getting organized and eating healthy.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

My Inspiration

I had this propped up on my desk for awhile. It is a great source of inspiration for me to realize that I can actually achieve what I set out to do. In the past I have been better at starting something rather than finishing it.  I need this reminder as I go on to my next goal of writing a book and doing seminars. I can so so easily distracted,  (I sure need a manicure and those flowers smell wonderful), and I can easily put off doing something that will be hard. I look at this and realize I can do hard things and finish what I set out to do. It just takes commitment and persistence and deleting angry birds from my phone. Speaking of which...

Push It!

This morning I realized that I have been too soft and haven't been pushing myself hard enough and so I turned on my pedometer app and made sure I ran at least 3 miles. I was running with Coda and he was dragging a little because he has gotten use to my weak effort. Man it feels good to push hard. I AM stronger than I think.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fix It

I have spent the last few days fixing things around the house. It is amazing how long I can let things go before I fix it but then it is even more rewarding when I finally do. Broken or unfinished items are an energy zapper; but when I finally get around to it, I feel so charged and I keep going back to look at it because it is incredibly thrilling. Yes, simple minds just need simple pleasures.

Oftentimes I worry about and want to fix things that I really don't have control over. How much better I feel when I spend my time and energy on fixing the little things that I can. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

How Can I Make This Better?

When I find something that is frustrating or annoying, one of my favorite mantras is to ask myself, "How can I make this better?" So many times I am inclined to be content to be frustrated with something and complain about it instead of asking that important question. When I do ask that question, it is amazing the creative juices that start flowing and how satisfying it is to solve a simple problem with a creative solution. For example, I recently realized there was a frustrating and negative feeling in my office. I did some dejunking and a little reorganizing to make it work better for me, and it is incredibly satisfying what a difference changing how I organize or arrange something can make. Giving and throwing away stuff I don't need or use seems to clear out a stuck or negative feeling and opens up more possibilities. (Possibility to have more room to go shopping! Kidding, I have more than enough) Changing the position of my desk also created a whole new place to create a more conducive place for writing that feels a whole lot better.  I have done this kind of dejunking and reorganizing in several places in my home lately and life just gets better and better. The icing on the cake for me was when I decided that my desk needed some fresh, fragrant flowers. Love what that little touch did for the room and for me.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Great Teachers Series-Goldilocks

I have had some great teachers. There are so many people to learn from and one great teacher is Goldilocks. Now I am not talking about her shameful example of breaking in and entering, I am referring to her ability to seek for, expect, and find the happy balance in the middle--not too much or not too little. It is in the middle where I find joy, and I am better learning to trust my instincts in that little barometer inside of me that warns when I am doing or having too much or too little. There is danger in trying to be too perfect or allow too much imperfection. It is unhealthy to eat too little or eat too much. I suffer when I have too much help and when I don't have enough. I can have too much stuff or not enough to really enjoy myself. I can be too busy and thus stressed or not busy enough and then bored. I can have too many challenges or not enough to really engage my full potential. I can think too deeply or be pretty shallow. I can try to be too organized or not organized enough. I can even trust too much or be too suspicious. I love that I have the Spirit as my guide to find that unique place in which I feel joy and peace. The place where it is just right.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

I've missed this

I've missed writing in my blog. I do still write in my journal but there is something about openly sharing my heart with others. It seems like I am offering a gift of sorts. I am opening myself up, and it feels good to be more transparent and real. I hope it somehow increases the universal connection we all share in our joys and struggles. At the end of the day, I trust that it helps us all realize that we all have highs and lows but that there is a unique strength that is available to us to find peace and happiness no matter what and to ultimately feel gratitude for all that life has to offer. I do feel immensely grateful and know that finding that kind of gratitude is a basic key to a happy heart.