Turn a “dud” day right-side up

Turn a “dud” day right-side up

Do you sometimes feel at the top of your game? Have just the right touch, the perfect words, great ideas, a big heart? And then, do you sometimes feel like a complete dud? Reacting and forgetting to put fear to the side, forgetting to take hold of courage and belief in yourself? Believe it or[…]

Who welcomes you?

Who welcomes you?

We recently arrived back from a fantastic conference where the hosts treated each person as a special guest. What a lovely experience. There were many, many gifts (cup, tee-shirt, ice cream, and on and on.) But that wasn’t what made us feel really special. It was their sincerity in being so glad to meet us,[…]

The Trap of Lack

The Trap of Lack

Appreciate! Appreciate! Appreciate! Whistle about or even belt out your gratitude for your great good fortune. Free yourself from feelings of lack. Live with contentment.  On the contrary, falling into the trap of lack will happen when comparing our booty with others, our talent with others, our recognition with others. Backpack shows us how comparisons[…]

There’s No Need to Limit Joy

There’s No Need to Limit Joy

Summer’s winding down … children and adults are eking out every last bit of summer fun which is even harder than getting the last little bit of toothpaste out of the tube. There is no need to limit joy to moments that break away from routine. You don’t have to wait until the weekend, or[…]

Your Own Outrageousness

Your Own Outrageousness

Good relationships require that we show up as our best self. For a while Nasrudin worried about each little mistake he had made in his life. Sometimes he would fret out loud over some minor characteristic flaw he had noticed in himself. His wife tried to console him. “Don’t worry so much. After all, nobody’s[…]