Make a Splash

The alarm sounds, the mind wakes up and unless we are on vacation, our to-do list unfurls itself in our head. We roll out of bed, What do I have to do today?… The unfurled list follows us to the bathroom, joins us in the shower and then rides shotgun as we make our way through our day. […]

4 Ways to Shift Internal Chatter

I have found 4 ways to shift what I think of as “my internal chatter,” for the better. In keeping with the theme of “joy” in this months NaBloPoMo challenge, I thought I would share them with you today. Because sharing stuff that works brings me joy. We all have it — that little voice inside our head — […]

It’s A Wonderful Life

One of my favorite holiday films is the timeless classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. In the opening scene people all over the bucolic town of Bedford Falls are praying. Their pleas to God are for the benefit of the well loved man, George Bailey. As the chorus of voices drifts upward they are replaced with the booming […]

The Climb

If you have ever climbed a mountain, then you are no doubt familiar with what climbers refer to as a false summit.  That’s when, after having hiked for hours, you think your “destination” is within reach. There you are way above timberline, the views are expansive, close to the peak. Then, you step up over a […]

Alone time

The solace I find in re-connecting with myself, whether it is found in the quiet of a slumbering house at dawn, a walk among the trees, or watching the sun slip behind the horizon, is beyond measure. It has been my experience, that when my mind stills, my heart opens up to all that is possible. It wasn’t always that […]