Let go of the stress of expectations

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 […]

It’s official we are now in the full Holiday swing

Well it’s official! December has greeted us and we are now in full Holiday swing. As the shopping, parties, and general festivities pile up on our already busy schedules there is a very good chance that your stress levels could begin to rise. If you’re anything like me, you probably have a long laundry list […]

Do you have any stand out Holiday memories?

Can you believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we’re in the full swing of the holiday season? I remember one year at Christmas time, my Mom had re-married and something that she wanted us to do as a family (to help build a bond between my new step-dad and myself) was to […]

Make your Thanksgiving celebration more enjoyable

“In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President […]

Don’t lose sight of the joy of the holiday season

Can you believe the Holiday Season is already upon us? As we move into this season that is supposed to be cheerful and joyous many of us experience a great deal of stress. Instead of experiencing the holidays as the fun filled ‘most wonderful time of the year’ that it’s advertised to be, we can […]

Schedule some ‘fun’ time into your day

There is nothing more therapeutic than a good laugh; a deep belly clutching, can hardly catch our breath kind of laugh. So many times during the course of our busy days we get caught up in our lists of ‘to dos’ and ‘deadlines’ that we totally cut off all streams of joy into our life […]

There will always be support – the last of five sutras

Over the past five weeks I have been giving you one sutra at a time that I was inspired to write during the passing and aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Today we will learn the final sutra of my teaching on weathering life’s storms and navigating your way to a happier you. So far we have […]

The fourth of five sutras to weather any storm

As our lives are getting pretty much back to ‘normal’ it’s easy to forget the difficulties that we face through the storms in our lives. It’s important to remember the lessons that the hard times bring to us, however, and to take them into our daily practices, even when life is calm and breezy. By […]

The Third of Five Sutras to weather any storm

If you have been following my Hunting Happiness column since Hurricane Irma passing you know that I was inspired to write ‘5 Sutras to weather any storm’ based on my experiences and observations throughout and after the storm. Storms can come in many forms in our lives and there are universal truths that we can […]

The second of five Sutras to weather any storm

Last week I introduced the first in a series of five “Hunting Happiness” issues concerning the things that I learned throughout Hurricane Irma. I was inspired to put these things to writing in the form of “5 Sutras to weather any storm” that can be applied to the ‘storms’ that come and go in our […]