How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? This is the timeless question that Nobel Peace Prize winners Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu light-heartedly answer in The Book of Joy. While filled with pearls of wisdom, the two discuss that in this world of seven billion human beings where no one wants to have problems or suffering, everyone has the responsibility to develop a happier world. We create most of our own suffering which undermines our joy a
Spring is here! The wonderful thing about this season is that it brings JOY in seeing the life that comes to the flowers and trees in bloom. Such natural beauty! Depending on where you live, it's time to be either be planning or planting your spring garden! Whether you are a gardener or not, this plan for daily living is a great guideline for living a life filled with peace, love, giving and kindness .... This Week's Focus: This week, reflect on your peas, squash, lettuce, tu
We all enjoy a good laugh, and they seem to be especially welcome on Monday mornings. Well today is your lucky day!
Someone recently sent me this whimsical version of The Serenity Prayer. Does it speak to you like it spoke to me? Sometimes we just need a reality check :) This Week's Focus: This week, if/when you find yourself either judging others, or compelled to talk too much, re-read the embedded prayer for a quick reminder on where you really stand! Click on the serenity
This Week's Simple Tip Have you ever noticed that what seems to matter in life is the results we produce and not the actions we put in? It is an interesting dilemma because some things take time, and all the little steps along the way reflect collectively in the ultimate result. Whether it is a project I am working on, weight loss, or learning something new, I find that if I skip steps, I often lose footing and have to go back before moving ahead. So I've had to learn to acce
This Week's Simple Tip Years ago, some friends and I were comparing our favorite days of the week. Nearly across the board the answer was SUNDAY! Why? For the most part with the exception of church for some, Sundays are left unscheduled, and as a result, we feel more alive and therefore look forward to Sundays.
So why is it that we feel so compelled to have plans for every day of our lives?
Granted, routines are one of the best ways to manage day-to-day stress, as daily r