I feel as though my bandwidth is being tested these days. It’s as though I can’t possibly fit all the people, productivity, and joy in my life that I am drawn to right now. I have made commitments in my business to deliver certain things that require my thinking mind to be fully—or at least, mostly—present with the tasks. I have deadlines, that were created by me, that are hard and fast because of what is in motion. I woke up at 3:04am thinking about these deadlines and tasks and wondering if my to-do list is complete or if … Read More
Sometimes we find ourselves questioning the meaning of life. We wonder what our true purpose is. We ask questions like, why is life so hard, why is there so much suffering, and what am I really here for? Sometimes we even ask the question, why am I alive?
I just learned of the death and apparent suicide of a beautiful woman. She was someone who had a family and friends who cared about her and loved her. She had so much to look forward to… and apparently, she didn’t see it that way. Or perhaps she forgot that she … Read More
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Tagged child of God, gratitude, love, meaning, miracle, powerful, purpose, sue urda, suicide, support, tough times
through discipline comes freedom – ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle quote printed on grunge vintage cardboard
A couple weeks ago I wrote an article about second chances, because I really do believe we all deserve them. And then I got to thinking that there’s another important piece to this that I didn’t mention.
Sure, when we’re too hard on ourselves, critical of our lack of progress, or forget to acknowledge how far we’ve come, we’re doing ourselves a great disservice. We are magical beings with multi-faceted personalities and life experiences – each of them more valuable than the next in creating … Read More
Sometimes I’m too hard on myself.
I am really, really good at beating myself up. In fact, I’m better at it than anyone else is, because no one else has ever made me feel worse than I’ve made myself feel. I think I’m especially good at it because I’ve had access to my thoughts every single second of my life. I’ve had years and years of practice, and I gotta admit that I’m better at making myself feel lousy than I’d like to be.
Last week I caught myself with the negative self talk, and I stopped to set myself … Read More
It’s been several weeks since we sent out a newsletter and I am wondering ‘where did the time go’? This is a rhetorical question, of course, because time is an illusion and a human-made construct designed to mark the passage of our lives.
And seriously, even though I know this, it still feels like minutes, hours, and days are moving more quickly than ever lately and I’m not quite sure what to make of it all. I know that we’ve been working with our authors and we had a 2 week family ‘staycation’ with my mom and sister where we … Read More
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