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Overcoming Stress

“Stress happens when the mind resists what is.” -Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior For most of us, stress is a normal part of our lives. It might become more prominent during one time or another, but it is…

Stop Overwhelm in 4 Simple Steps

You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” – Timber Hawkeye Did you know that being overwhelmed is a choice?  The first time I heard that I became angry!…

Find the Sacred in the Ordinary

What if I told you that each moment that we are blessed to have breath in our bodies is sacred?  You might say: Well, I know that some moments matter, but what about the hard or painful moments, or the mundane or…

Wobbling As Part of Living

Hunter, my seven-year-old son was recently learning to ride his bike sans training wheels.  At first, his frustration nearly swallowed him whole. We talked about how learning something new can be really difficult, but giving up prevents us from ever…

How are you, really?

“Life can be magnificent and overwhelming—that is the whole tragedy. Without beauty, love, or danger it would almost be easy to live.” —Albert Camus How are you feeling today? “I’m tattered; that’s why I am here.”  I recently overheard this…

Seek Beauty

As I write to you, I can hear birds singing outside of my window. Buds are opening and there is newness all around. This renewal can be a chance to celebrate and a chance to clear out what is no…

You Are a Miracle

We have been given a tremendously precious gift. Sometimes we hold this gift in high regard. Other times, we treat it as though it is worse then something that belongs in the trash heap.  Sometimes we speak to it kindly…

You Can Only Change You

As you go into the world today, remember that you cannot change anyone or anything outside of you. Control is an illusion. While this might sound quite hopeless, there is so much hope.  You see, when we try to change…

Learn from the Past

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” ― Edmund Burke Seeing correctly, the past can teach us many valuable lessons on how to create a life that is full of meaning, love, and joy.  When I am teaching…

Time to Renew

It is time to clear out the old so the new can thrive. This past week, on a beautiful sunny afternoon, I was taking a walk around my yard, looking at my garden beds, dreaming of spring time.  I noticed…