I recently went to a ‘Paint Night’ which to most folks would be viewed as a relaxing and fun activity, especially when you are with your daughter. To me, it created a bit of fear and unease. The reasoning swirling in my head was “What are you doing here? You are not an artist or not even very creative.” The rational part of me thought “Really Lisa… come on now, everyone can paint, just like everyone can sing. It really comes down to embracing imperfection.” This is so true. There is a quote by the artist Salvador Dali that says “Have no fear of perfection
Summer is in full swing and we are over half the way through 2017 so NOW is the perfect time for you to check in on the changes you want (or planned) to make in your life this year. Before you ask yourself questions like:
- What you want more of? Less of?
- What have you been putting off doing?
- What were you planning to start after… or when everything slowed down?
Take a moment and close your eyes and SOAR above the details and to-do’s of your everyday routine. Like a balloon floating in air, rise above and enjoy the view.
By taking a minute to change our
The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been around for many years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, better health, peak performance in sports and business and a higher sense of well-being.
So, if everyone acknowledges gratitude’s many benefits, why is it so difficult to sustain. So many of us are trained to notice what is broken, undone or lacking in our lives. And for gratitude to meet its full potential in our lives, it needs to become more than just a “Thanksgiving” or greeting card word. We have to learn a new
“To keep a lamp burning you have to keep on putting oil in it” is a favorite quote of mine by Mother Teresa. It is powerful and a simple quote and serves as a reminder of the need to re-energize ourselves. In today’s world most of us run around with our tanks on fumes for long periods of time and that’s not healthy! We get stuck in the perspective of “the way it is” and tell ourselves to keep going. When this happens life and events start to run us and our spirit is dimmed.
Recently, I was reminded of how important “me time” is to my physical,
It is Spring time! Baseball has started, bright flowers are blooming, and bees are buzzing. For many, a time for Spring Cleaning. A time to shake out the rugs, rid the house of the dried mud and dirt of winter and pull those weeds that have taken over the yard.
Spring is a time to refresh, organize, de-clutter and air out our homes. As I was organizing my bags for donation I thought: “Wouldn’t it be great if we could transfer this Spring Cleaning ritual into our minds and reap the rewards of a refreshed mindset” to achieve our goals.
We can do this by first De-cluttering our minds of the