It Didn’t Go As Planned, And It’s Okay

My entire life can be described in one sentence:  It didn’t go as planned, and it’s okay. --Rachel Wolchin What do you mean it’s okay when it doesn’t go as planned?  I read this quote and chuckle.  When it doesn’t go as planned, my fear says--”What did I do wrong?  Who screwed it up and …

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Embracing: I Have a Life that is Good

We can always list the bad that's going on...in the world...in our lives. It's a quick easy inventory. Of all the things we don't want. Of all the things we worry about and want to be different. It festers and lingers. The thoughts. The resistance. Ruminating in my own worries the other morning. I found …

Grounded in the Moment

A recent hike to the redwoods. My second home. For stillness and peace. For strength. I ground myself in the present moment. What do you do when you need to get grounded in the present moment?

Mindful Motivation

It's Monday. And I've committed to a 31 day blogging challenge (#31dbc--Lesa Townsend).  For lots of personal reasons, and even more professional ones, I really want to accomplish this goal.  But after an exhaustive weekend, and an almost empty pot of coffee, what could possibly keep any of us motivated? Let's first understand motivation. Motivation …

Surrendering to the Moment

Surrendering to the moment.  It goes against everything you'd think surrendering means. Recall the first time you learned to float.  The water against your skin, cool, exciting.  As you lay back, you feel the excitement.  The anticipation. "Will I sink?"  The fearful thoughts rise to the surface, almost as if to hold you down, keep …