First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras
Being present / Breathing exercises / Changing my ways / Creativity / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Imagination / meditation / Playing in the Mud

First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras

I don’t usually make time for meditating. Sitting in silence for an extended period of time with my eyes closed usually grates my nerves, but recently I was successful in quieting my mind while sitting in a 6-foot wide, 2-foot deep pool in my backyard. I started with a breathing exercise I recently learned where … Continue reading

Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Change / Changing my ways / Creativity / Escapism / Fear / Playing in the Mud / Staying Positive

Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely

  So many of us ache for a life of creativity. We’re convinced lots of people have magic access to it and we’re just the unlucky losers that burped at the wrong time at birth and missed out on the special formula for personal satisfaction and success. When we think that way, we’re in an … Continue reading

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Fear / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

I Do It for Them: Debbie, Harry and Bob

More than once in a while, I am reminded my personal catastrophes are not so catastrophic. More than once in a while, I am reminded of my friends who died young and can’t weigh in their thoughts on my so-called problems. More than once in a while, I pay these friends my respects and give … Continue reading

The World at Your Feet: Open Your Eyes and See
Adaptability / Being present / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

The World at Your Feet: Open Your Eyes and See

“By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. You and me, you and me. Oh, how happy we’ll be!” —“By the Beautiful Sea”: Written in 1914. Music: Harry Carroll. Lyrics: Harold R. Atteridge. Some things are not easy to see, even when they are right at your feet: Infinite love The potential for … Continue reading

Show. Don’t Tell. Let the Story Board Lead the Way.
Acceptance / Being present / Career Change / Change / Moving On / Self-Help / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive / Transition

Show. Don’t Tell. Let the Story Board Lead the Way.

To truly know where your head is at, let the board lead the way. If you ask a Ouija Board, “Where is my head at?” you may get an answer you have not bargained for. Why not instead try a Vision Board? It still allows you to let your fingers do some walking but the … Continue reading

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash
Acceptance / Adaptability / Being present / Challenge / Moving On / Nature & Hiking / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive

We All Fall Down – Yesterday’s Bike Crash

This is gonna be quick and dirty because, frankly, that’s how it happened: QUICK AND DIRTY! Yesterday, in an inspired decision to take the bicycles out on a hilly trail ride (despite my muscles still aching from Saturday’s 5-mile hilly hike) I was not-so-gently reminded that we all fall down.  In a case of what … Continue reading

World Without Wisdom? – Not Diggin’ This Devolution
Being present / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Relationships

World Without Wisdom? – Not Diggin’ This Devolution

Every morning, an elderly oriental woman shuffles by my house. Keeping time with her own internal beat, she makes her way with great determination and the help of a cane. She is 100 years old, so the neighbors say, and like the great workings inside an ancient clock, her cogs click in perfect, calculated succession … Continue reading