Are You SEEING The Balance?

This Week's Simple Tip Can you imagine how different it would be if we had a media provision that required a daily balance of positive and negative world events? Think of how much more upbeat viewers would feel! Without such balance, it is up to each of us to open our eyes and pay attention to all the good around us. Today was an errand day for me. I made it a point to just observe people's actions at each of my stops. In a matter of two hours, here is what I saw: The alterations person explained to me why the repair I was asking her to do was not worth the money. The man entering the post office at the same time as me and another person, held the door open for us so we did not have to s

Is There A Haunted House In Your Head?

This Week's Simple Tip Why do we drive ourselves crazy thinking about future "what ifs??" We seem to be really good at creating a haunted house of scenarios and characters. This kind of worrying is neither healthy nor enjoyable. Fortunately, we can sometimes eliminate many of the frets with a simple conversation. Just recently, I was driving with a friend to an event. She couldn't even be excited about going as she was worrying about two other events in her future. We had a few minutes to kill so I suggested that she just make a call to ask a few questions and clarify the facts about one of the future events. You know what happened? She was able to breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy

A Bad Day Is No Excuse

This Week's Simple Tip Have you ever been at the receiving end of someone who takes their bad day out on whoever they encounter? Perhaps at times you are the one snapping back at someone who "interrupts" when you are wrapped up in your own little world. We all have challenging days but that really is no excuse for taking it out on others. Watch the clip below to see how people are affected by someone not controlling their emotions. My husband will chuckle when he reads this am I am sometimes challenged with a short fuse at times. For my work in process, I have adopted this intention I found by award-winning author Caroline Myss: "My prayer today is to become more mindful of my personal actio

Are You Unintentionally Holding Yourself Back?

This Week's Simple Tip You know that wonderful joy you feel when you do something you love? Take for instance when we indulge in a hobby. We put everything into it and enjoy the whole experience. Hobbies are magnificently inconsequential; they give us pure joy. Hobbies feed our souls. WHY? Because creative expression is one of the defining characteristics of the human species. The short video below explains this really well. Hobbies awaken the creativity inside each and every one of us. They allow us an expression of self, and self-expression is as vital to living as breathing. This Week's Focus This week, give in to your creative yearning. Build a sand castle, take up a hobby, read a

Are You Disposable Or Treasured?

This Week's Simple Tip Once in awhile we come across something that completely changes our perspective. I look at these things as wonderful AHA moments in life! I recently experienced one that I think you'll find very interesting ... There is a Japanese art form that instead of looking at things as "broken," highlights and enhances the cracks, making it more beautiful and treasured. Pieces of broken pottery are put back together with a liquid gold to enhance the breaks. The technique is called "kintsugi" (金継ぎ), literally golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”). Every repaired piece ends up being unique because of how ceramics shatter and form irregular patterns at the breaks. The short clip bel

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