Appreciation, Perspective, You

Choose Your Emotions

Our thoughts and emotions are closely intertwined.  In my blog, Positive Thinking, I wrote about the importance of focusing on positive thoughts.  Because our thoughts have a direct influence on our emotions, choosing positive thoughts can help to create better feelings.  But we can also focus on the emotion part of the equation. While there’s… Continue reading Choose Your Emotions

Appreciation, Perspective

Positive Thinking

To start the new year off with a bang, we need a good, healthy dose of positive thinking.  Sometimes it gets a bad rap from the “bah humbugs” of the world, and that’s okay...you can call me Pollyanna any day. Why do we need positive thinking?  Positive thoughts come from a positive perspective and they… Continue reading Positive Thinking

Appreciation, Perspective, You

Rewrite Your Script

The New Year is upon us, and while every day is an opportunity to start over again, there’s something about the new year that gives us hope, a feeling of freedom, a fresh start and a clean slate.  It’s an occasion to reflect back on the past year, and plan for the new.  And we… Continue reading Rewrite Your Script

Perspective, Presence

Silence Is Golden

In my recent blog, Going Off the Grid, I explored technology and the benefits of developing a healthy relationship with our personal electronic devices.  Well, even without electronics, we can still find many ways to distract ourselves and to avoid whatever it is we are feeling or thinking, what I like to call deflecting or… Continue reading Silence Is Golden

Appreciation, Heart, Perspective

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and with it, a great opportunity to think about gratitude.  It’s generally a pleasant holiday (barring any family drama!) that is celebrated in many countries as a day of giving thanks for the blessings of the harvest.  A feast of comfort foods, it’s a time to gather with the… Continue reading Giving Thanks

Perspective, Presence, You

Got Time?

There’s nothing like a high school reunion to make you think about time.  You put hundreds of hormone driven teenagers together in a Petri dish for four years, then give them a cap and gown and set them free.  Add time.  Then periodically bring them back together to see what's happened.  My 35th is around… Continue reading Got Time?