The truth isn't always hard. For me, today it will be. (read: vulnerability alert) I have cystic acne. It feels like I always have and, so far, it seems like I always will. I try to hide it as best as humanly possible with concealer and makeup that I'm not skilled at applying. When I … Continue reading Truthful Tuesday
"Do not let your struggle become your identity." Too many times, we struggle to the point which we can no longer determine where the struggle ends and we as people begin. If this is any of us, perhaps this awareness can allow the taking of a single step, or a million steps to place a … Continue reading Identity
As usual, it likely depends. In the past few years, I found that I'm often worried if people are mad at me. I worry and worry and worry about it. Until the next time I see the person and they don't seem mad (or they are acting like they aren't mad) and then all that … Continue reading Are you mad at me? Should it matter to me?
It's really easy to tell myself to learn from my mistakes. But then I actually have to go and do it. I have to remember that everything from last year did not serve me or others well (somethings did, so I'll keep those). Everything from last year did not raise the vibration of myself... or my community. … Continue reading Remember
resist: remain unaffected by an action What are you resisting? How is that impacting you? Are you getting what you want? How can you get what you want? What would your life look like if you got what you want? What else are you resisting? Share. Think. Connect. Elevate. Photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash
I have a difficult time with power trippers. Since I spend a lot of time in the yoga world right now, it manifests most for me here. When I say I spend a lot of time, I take a yoga class a day, either at home on YogaGlo or in a studio. I have completed … Continue reading Judge
Respect yourself enough to say, "I deserve peace," and walk away from people or things that prevent you from attaining it. -Jerico Silvers For me, the week between Christmas and the start of the New Year is always a good time to reflect, acknowledge, analyze, accept, and/or release. What has served me well this year? … Continue reading Reflect and Release
“When someone sees the same people every day, as had happened with him at the seminary, they wind up becoming a part of that person's life. And then they want the person to change. If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of … Continue reading Great Expectations? Great Expectations.
After Apple-Picking Robert Frost My long two-pointed ladder's sticking through a tree Toward heaven still, And there's a barrel that I didn't fill Beside it, and there may be two or three Apples I didn't pick upon some bough. But I am done with apple-picking now. Essence of winter sleep is on the night, The … Continue reading A Poem
Today, I am thankful for these words presented by a lovely mentor Your new life will cost you your old life. Having these words and understanding that every single moment or every single day is another chance for a new life helps maintain perspective. What would it mean if you took the next minute to … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 29
Today I'm thankful for selfless people. The ones who are quietly in the background, working away at making the world a better place while all the rest of us run our feet, mouths, brains, jobs, lives, and plans until there's no running left. These people have poise. These people have grace. These people support others … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 16
LAST NIGHT I SAW A VOLCANO! I saw this volcano under the full moon... With a Native Hawaiian gentleman chanting to Pele... With two of the most lovely humans on the face of the planet... IT WAS AMAZING! This morning's meditation, pranayama, and movement were delightful. Tomorrow marks the half way point of the course … Continue reading 8.7.17 and 8.8.17 Hawaii Day 15 and 16
Kid President's Guide suggests this for Day 56: Love changes everything, so fill the world with it. How? Be kind. That's a start. Spread kindness around. Share with us or here. Visit here for inspiration. What other ways can you fill the world with love?
What does SPRING mean to you? Some will say these things: productivity, cultivation, blooms, growth, planting seeds, green, flowers, weddings, sunshine, bright, garden, clean, new beginnings, planning... For me, sometimes it seems like a lot of pressure. Pressure to... change grow achieve accomplish declutter dust off break out advance develop innovate create transition shift. Sometimes, … Continue reading Not Always the Same
Someone once told me I reminded them of the cow in the photo above. I can see the similarity in the photo below. The same person tole me I looked like that "Justin Beaver" kid. That still makes me laugh. But it always makes me think. Take off the lens of all I think I … Continue reading A New Perspective
We spend so very much time connected to electronics, I think we forget what it feels like to be connected to each other. This weekend, I got to connect with some dear humans without the wires. breathe in look up talk walks pet the dog again grill out share stories give of yourself laugh breathe … Continue reading Unplug to Connect
One July, too long ago, I spent a week in New Orleans. I was with my church and half us were spending time building homes with Habitat for Humanity and the other half of us organized and facilitated the summer bible school program the church in NOLA didn't have the staff to continue. Everyone worked during the … Continue reading Vacuum
Sometimes, there's just not enough. Not enough... Empathy Love Hope Peace Quiet Soul Inspiration Time Energy Understanding Compassion Humanity All of us are short on these right now. All of us need a little more, whether we know it or not. All of us could give a little more, whether we know it or not. … Continue reading Not enough?
Heck yes it is another first day. I published this on January 1, 2017: Today is the first day. What does it start? The year? The year 2017. The journey you've been waiting your whole life to begin? Why are you still waiting? The process to go back to school? The planning of the life … Continue reading Another first day…
Ok. So, tomorrow is Saturday. Totally a perfect day to unplug. Put down the phone. Close the computer. Power down the tablet. For all intents and purposes, move all technology to the settings that you would feel secure if you were taking off on a flight with 100 air marshals ensuring your devices were in … Continue reading Unplug