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[…]
“What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” Jean Jacques Rousseau In the 1930s my dad was a student at CoIlege of the Pacific. He and his fraternity brothers decided to put some research to the test. They’d heard plants were affected by how people talked to them: with kind, encouraging talk[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Charlotte went on vacation with her husband and children. During the long road trip, they fought all the way. Has something like this happened for you? Well, Charlotte kept thinking as soon as they got to the cottage at the Outer Banks, a wonderful vacation would begin. Guess what? When they got there, they were[…]
Faced with overwhelm, how might you breathe easier? Sometimes all you need to do is flip your perspective.
We know that truth springs out of the mouths of babes. We can watch this video to see how these dear innocent ones are our teachers.
How have you been feeling about the people in your life?
Would you like your relationships to be even more fabulous?
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[…]