Mindfulness

Getting older doesn’t mean we have it figured out; we can all use a little help from time to time, right? I hope I never stop learning.
I’ve learned from experience my thoughts govern my day. Once I got the knack of monitoring my thoughts, I became a much happier person! Call it mindfulness or call it growing wiser.
All of these words are from the heart, inspired by situations I’ve lived through and learned from.

It’s All in Your Head: What I Learned After Turning Fifty

It’s all in your head: What I learned after turning fifty. What is it about turning fifty that sets off alarm bells? Is it because it’s proof positive we’re at the half way point? Ha, even that’s an ambitious thought unless you’re sure you’ll live to be a centenarian! Like…

Give Yourself Permission to Be Passionate

Give yourself permission to be passionate. There I said it. Without passion or a purpose we lose sight of who we are and why we’re here. Having a purpose is especially important if you’re retired or thinking of retiring. This article in the Telegraph puts forth the case of unretirement!…

Being a Creature of Habit Can Save You

Life is full of the “should’s” and the “I need to’s” isn’t it? We know we should eat healthier, exercise more often and empty the dishwasher pronto, but what’s the best way to train ourselves to do the things we resist? I’ve found if I become a creature of habit I can…

Perfecting the Art of Being Alone

One of the skills it took a while to acquire was feeling comfortable on my own. Whether at home, on the road or just day to day, being alone never felt truly easy. I felt disconnected not only from those around me but also from myself. It made me question,…

How Self Confidence Ensures Your Heart’s Desire

I define self confidence as complete acceptance of oneself. Having the confidence to be yourself in any situation takes time and practice but it’s a sure path to ensure you’ll always get your heart’s desire. Why? Because once you master the art of self confidence you won’t think twice about…

Discover the Inner Girl in Every Woman

I’d never given it a lot of conscious thought but it’s true there’s an inner girl in every woman. Every woman carries within her the spirit of the girl she once was. An ex boyfriend brought this concept to my attention when he mentioned appreciating the “girl” in a woman. …

Blooming Despite the Odds

You’ve heard the expression, “Bloom where you’re planted”. I can’t think of a better example of blooming despite the odds than the little petunia seed which fell from my hanging planter last summer and popped up this spring growing as if it was always meant to be there. It defied winter temperatures, lack…