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?
Looking for a little direction for your 2018? I recommend giving this a little try. Take a chance. What could it hurt? What would this year be like if you took control and lived it with intention? Mapping 2018 Recording of Elena's Call Elena Brower's Mapping 2018 Guidebook to enhance the call. It is worth the … Continue reading Today’s Job Title: Cartographer
Today, I'm thankful for the annual reminder that gratitude and thankfulness can extend far beyond November into each and every day. So, although this year's Thirty Days of Thankful is coming to a close, it doesn't mean I'm going to stop feeling thankfulness and gratitude. I'm thankful for all the readers who have gone on … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 30
Today, I'm thankful for stillness The sweet, silent, stillness that comes after all the motion It's the space between the movement The down between the ups and the ups between the downs It's the Yin after the Yang It's the Nidra The peace The Peace The Grace It's the every single day Waking up and … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 3.0… Day 12
Today, I'm thankful for appreciation of the simple things. What's simple for you? If it is not, how can you make it simple?
This mindful month’s intention? Share thankfulness. What are you thankful for? To kick off this year’s thirty days of thankful, I’m keeping it simple. I’m thankful for the time... The time to smile at my husband. The time to snuggle with the pups. The time to roll out my mat or go for a run. … Continue reading Thirty days of thankful 3.0… day 1
Caveat: This is a post that comes from nowhere and really belongs nowhere but, for me, permeates everywhere. I love the show CBS Sunday Morning. I love the music. I love the pace. I love the art. I love the connection. I love the vignettes. Why? I don't know. But, today, I was reminded: When … Continue reading Re: Connect
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
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?
No matter how much clarity we think we have about a situation, we always have a lens through which we see the world. I find myself so often trying to completely remove the lenses, pretend they don't exist, change them, or get other people to believe my lenses don't exist. I spent a disproportionate amount of … Continue reading Intention: Remove the Lens
One of the times you sit down or stand still and square yourself away to engage in some screen time, put it away. Turn it off. Step out of virtual reality and into actual reality. Study actual reality. Study the world outside your living room window. Study what's in front of your windshield the next … Continue reading Intend to study
And on the third day, we had another first day. Many people started their work week today. Did you? Some started new workout plans, new diets, new routines, new schedules, etc. Did you start something today? If so, it's the perfect day to start. Every day is a new first day. Today was the day … Continue reading And on the third day…
Today, I'm just thankful for this beautiful season of change. Just. Why just? What makes me, and perhaps us, reduce, minimize, or simplify with, "just?" How can I take it out? Today, I'm entirely, whole-heartedly, joyously, and excitedly thankful for this amazingly vibrant luscious and forgiving season. Photo: pajerunner
Today I am thankful for inspiration. What inspires you? What does it inspire you to do? To be? To make? To change? Why? How does this action make you different? How does it make other's different? How can you make this inspiration last longer? What will inspire you next? How can you inspire others? Do … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful 11.4.16
"We've got a road to walk..." There's so much going on in our world today. What if we lived in a heard where we all slowed down for one another when we needed it? TED Talk: Boyd Varty https://www.ted.com/talks/boyd_varty_what_i_learned_from_nelson_mandela photo: unsplash
Francine's Precious Story Even the tiniest gesture can have ripple effects that last forever. Show the love. photo: unsplash
Today, I'm thankful for purpose. I'm thankful for the reminders of what my purpose is and sometimes, more importantly, what it is not. IS To live faithfully To live with integrity To live giving love and grace To raise the bar of excellence wherever and whenever I can To make an impact To matter IS NOT … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 19
With the Marine Corps Birthday tomorrow and Veteran's Day after that, today I'm thankful for FREEDOM and all that others have given so I have it. Thank You. The photo associated with this post is that of my Marine Corps Mama visiting the Iwo Jima Memorial this past Memorial Day at sunrise. If you know her, or … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 9
On this crazy Wednesday full of nutter-butter emails, plenty of yoga and a TON of pranayama and meditation, I'm thankful for... Passion for excellence These days, too many people are lowering the bar and trying to make everything easier and make everyone happy. This is not ok. Excellence is awesome and a hill worth dying … Continue reading Thirty Days of Thankful… Day 4