OOPS, I did it again. What’s the deal with me hurting myself lately? First my back, and now my shoulder. What the heck? Is this a sign that I need to rest? Do I need to contemplate something? Is there a message here for me?
I have to admit I believe that all “co-incidents” are here for some higher purpose, some divine reason, and to teach us a lesson. I sure do want to learn the lesson that is here for me now. Bring it on!
And so this got me to thinking about how the unexpected happens to us … Read More
Posted in Comon Sense, empowerment, Peace and Calm, Stress
Tagged coincidence, flexibility, go with the flow, hiccups, powerful you, snags, sue urda, unexpected circumstances
I was thinking lately how easy it is to communicate with others. Now, you might be thinking I’m crazy because communication is often one of those things that gets us in trouble, but hear me out. Real, intimate, and heartfelt communication happens when you completely open yourself to the other person. It happens when you put fear aside and come from a place of love. It happens when you speak the truth – even when it’s not easy.
So often, we’re looking for a way around a tough conversation. Many people I know talk ‘all around’ a subject telling me … Read More
LOVE is all there is. I repeat this to myself over and over. Sometimes I simply repeat the word LOVE. I breathe in and out, reminding myself that we live in a world that is filled with love, compassion, and kindness. I know that everywhere we look there are helpers, givers, and individuals committed to goodness. I know that our earthly community is thoughtful, generous, caring, and perhaps above all LOVING.
It is what sustains us, motivates us, and guides us to our passion. Love is the one thing we can always count on even in times of crisis, … Read More
The devastating shooting deaths in Florida over the weekend brought to the forefront so many emotions and feelings for so many people. On social media I saw everything from fear, sadness, grief, despair, and hate, to frustration and aggravation, to an outpouring of love, hope, and grace. Truly, the emotions ran all over the place – and rightfully so.
I imagine some people were surprised at the depth of their anger, and others were overwhelmed with a deep sadness not fully understanding how affected they were even though they didn’t personally know any of the victims. My heart cries for … Read More
Today is my mom’s birthday and she’s 75. Today, I am celebrating the beautiful, strong, and loving woman that she is, and all she has meant to me over the years. I love that our relationship has grown so beautifully over the years – we’re still mom and daughter of course, and we’re so much more than that. We’re friends with lives separate and intertwined who respect and care deeply for the happiness of each other. We allow for our differences, support our dreams, and help each other to thrive. I feel grateful and blessed to have her for my … Read More
It’s Memorial Day today and we are honoring and celebrating all of the U.S. Service men and women who lost their lives serving our country. Many of the freedoms we now enjoy are due to their supreme gift, and we are forever grateful to them.
Many of us will be celebrating this national holiday with a barbeque or other get together that involves eating foods that aren’t normally on our healthy diets or simply aren’t foods we regularly allow ourselves to enjoy. A few specific treats come to mind – hot dogs and hamburgers (on a bun), bbq ribs, gooey … Read More
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Tagged enjoyment, food, guilt, mangia, Memorial Day, mindful, no guilt, pleasure, powerful, reframe, sue urda
Life is a continuum and it seems that there’s always something going on. We’ve just completed a new project, we’ve just started developing another new idea, and of course, we’re continuing the day to day tasks and projects of the business that are ongoing. I must say, it feels really good. In thinking back over the first few months of this year, I know we completed and started several different things – some of them were more successful than others – and yet, we’re thankful for all of them. They each taught us or brought us something, and so all … Read More
I don’t really consider myself to be superstitious, and yet when Friday the 13th rolls around I must admit that I do think about it. I don’t schedule anything too important and I don’t plan anything with too many moving parts where something could go wrong. And if I look back I believe I even blamed some unfortunate occurrences on things like the date or a black cat crossing my path. I also don’t walk under ladders, and for years I wore lucky red socks. So maybe I am a sucker for a few superstitions and old wives … Read More
I love developing new ideas and working on new projects. There is an element of excitement that goes into the planning, preparation, the dreaming and the philosophizing of it! I
call this process ‘possibility thinking’ or ‘blue sky thinking’, meaning that the only thing limiting our results is our own perception of what’s possible, being open to lofty never-before-reached goals, and the amount of inspired action we take.
We’re working on something new right now that will expand our reach and uplevel of service to the world, AND it’s something many of you have asked for and dreamed of. We’ll … Read More