This Week's Simple Tip Yesterday was one of those weird days. Traffic was much worse than normal, causing me to be a half hour late for my first meeting.
Fortunately I was able to get in and out quickly, with hopes of possibly making it to my next appointment on time, and getting me back on schedule.
I could only laugh at what happened next ... I went from being a half hour late to a half hour early because I had put the wrong time on my calendar!! After enjoying a huge s
This Week's Simple Tip Okay, I admit it. I was in the audience on opening day of the Downton Abbey movie, and LOVED it! And being one of those who enjoys watching the coming attractions, I was intrigued by a line from the preview of Bruce Springsteen's Western Stars which releases this week ... "The older you get, the heavier the baggage becomes that you haven’t let go of." Contrary to popular beliefs and desires, none of us are exempt from undesirable happenings in life. We
This Week's Simple Tip Have you ever heard the saying "who you surround yourself with is who you become?" It could not be more true! Given that we are energy, we cannot help to be affected by negativity around us. Being selective about the people you choose to surround yourself with is an important element of self-care. Spending more time surrounded by positive people will improve your thoughts and keep the negative thoughts away.
We have all known those people who literall
This Week's Simple Tip When you pour salt into a clear glass of water, and pause, the water will eventually become clear again in time. Interestingly, we can find the same kind of clarity in our minds. The instructor at a retreat I attended this past weekend used a similar analogy to explain that "as you sit in stillness, the mind's murkiness (caused by stress and emotions) disappears and is replaced by clarity and direction."
I've been practicing "stillness" or "meditation