Lessons we are meant to learn seem to circle around

“When we really desire a certain outcome, we cling to the idea of how we think it should work out in our mind. We cling so tightly to the idea of what we want, that we leave no wiggle room for any other possible outcome; and, when things don’t pan out exactly as we want […]

Do things that put you in a ‘feeling good’ space

In today’s face paced society we are always on the go. So many people desire peace, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment in their lives, but they don’t know how to get it or what to do to keep it when they do experience it in brief snippets between board meetings, baseball games, dinner parties, […]

Amp up your happiness level by doing something nice today

One of the quickest ways I amp up my happiness level is by doing something nice for someone else. If I’m feeling down and out, I could choose to stay sitting in no-fun-ville, or I could do something to spread a little joy to someone else. Maybe I pick up the phone and text my […]

How to handle a rude comment about you

Have you ever experienced this? You are having an amazing day until you hear from a friend that someone has said something not so nice about you, or you open up your social media feed and read that someone has commented something really snarky or rude on your post or on your page? It’s a […]

It’s a good time to spring clean our lives

When I was a child, there was one week around this time of year when my mother would bring out a big antique metal bowl. I remember that bowl so well; it was coated with a layer of white porcelain and a single red line was painted on the outer rim. My mother would fill […]

Strive for a positive mind set

I do a lot of work on transforming my thoughts so that I can show up as the best version of myself – MOST of the time. Sure we all have our off days and we show up cranky, moody, or depressed by whatever life circumstance we are in the midst of but how much […]

It is time to overcome the fear that stops you in your tracks

Have you ever decided that it’s finally time to take action on that thing that you’ve always wanted to do only to be inundated with a paralyzing fear or feeling of overwhelm that stops you dead in your tracks? Maybe it’s painting a mural on your kid’s wall, or planting an organic garden of veggies […]

Our energy has the power to affect other people

Today I was over the moon to have the opportunity to visit the Downton Abbey Exhibit in New York City. I am a huge Downton fan and the entire experience was absolutely incredible. As we entered the enormous and gilded double doors the docent pulled the trio of DA fans of which I was one […]

Frame your thoughts to notice the things that you are grateful

I get daily emails from some of my favorite teachers, leaders, and organizations. I like that every morning I get to start off my day by reading messages that uplift my spirit and set me off in a good mood. One such email that I read this past week said, “You are not doing any […]

One way to up your happiness level

One of the best things we can do to up our happiness level is to fulfill the longing that we all have to make some sort of contribution. Whether it’s giving money to your favorite charity or cause, or donating your time to help an organization that brings healing or empowerment to a sect of […]