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Spring

Dogwood trees in Maryland. What’s with the paragraph settings? I wonder if it’s a line height thing?

Where did the image go?

Does this show up?

Focus in the Direction You Want to Go!

Focus in the Direction You Want to Go!

It’s all about focus. It’s so easy to fall into the rabbit hole of negative thinking. Sometimes my brain feels like a pinball machine. That silver ball always drop drop dropping and whack whack whack. There are some techniques I’ve learned from various positive thinkers – motivational coaches. I think my favorite right now is one from Christie Marie Sheldon. She has a little phrase, “what would it take?’ that you say before something you want.  “What would it take to book this commercial?” “What would it take to have this situation resolve in a way that works for everyone involved.”

The idea is that with that phrase you are giving it over to the universe. That works for me. What I appreciate is that it gives your brain something to do. You are redirecting your thoughts with the easy plug in.

Try it. What is your “What would it take?” today?

Birthday Resolutions

Birthday Resolutions

Nothing like birthdays to make you think, right?! Especially this year. There is change a foot – I feel it. The world is doing a spectacularly weird dance of hope and terror. I feel shaken loose. Probably a good thing. So I’ve made a few birthday resolutions on this June the first – and the first is to follow my own advice and do all five of my recommended actions below every day that I can. Today the expressing gratitude one is easy – I had a very special and amazing birthday with more to come. I am grateful to my friends for grape pie and babies.

“There is a way through every block.”

“There is a way through every block.”

“There is a way through every block” is a sutra from the Yogi Bhajan. I find the phrase very comforting. I mean, it makes perfect sense right? Because the alternative is thinking that whatever dilemma/troubles you are facing at the moment mean the end of the world. But I’m pretty good at that. That’s why I love this picture. I saw this sign in Taos, New Mexico and thought of this sutra. There is always a way. And it’s even better when you can have a sense of humor about it.

Good morning. This is God.

Good morning. This is God.

I love this quote. Well, I guess you can’t really quote God, so I guess it’s more of a saying. Anyway – I love it. I used to have it on my fridge, I don’t know why I ever took it down.

I think this is the font God would have used.  What do you think?

This is where I explain it all.

CONGRATS

You are perfect for just being who you are right now.

GRATITUDE

There is simply no formula for a good life that does not include gratitude. Think of 5 things you are grateful for right now.

MOVE

Studies have shown that moving changes your brain chemistry. Get up and take a walk, do a dance move or simply strike a pose.

CONNECT

Relationships are ahuge contributor to a happy life. Take time to maintain friendships. Connect with a friend now.

MEDITATE

A surprising number of people attribute their well being to the practice of meditation. Try it and you will see!

Spring

Spring

Dogwood trees in Maryland. What's with the paragraph settings? I wonder if it's a line height thing? Where did the image go? Does this show up?

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