Three little words but such a big question! And likely not one that can be easily
answered with just a yes or a no.
Life is complicated, busy, messy, up and down, and anything
In one area of life we might be very happy; but in another
area not so much! Or not at all.
But overall, would you say you’re happy?
This past week I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about
happiness. What causes one to go back
and forth between being happy and unhappy; can someone be happy in spite of the
negative things going on in their world?
But an even bigger question than that – can we choose to be happy?
Continue reading “Are you happy?”
I’ve been thinking a lot about being brave and stepping
outside of one’s comfort zone this past week.
As I listen to others tell me what holds them back or trips
them up as they’re trying to make positive changes in their lives, it’s
interesting to observe how the mind can trick us.
We’re feeling fear but it’s disguised as something else. Which means most of the time, we don’t even realize
that it is fear stopping us from making any progress, or creating the changes
we want in our lives.
Fear is AMAZING at hiding inside of our feelings, thoughts
Continue reading “Fear outside of our comfort zone”
I’m constantly reading a number of blog posts and print
articles about how important it is to create a detailed plan of what you want
to accomplish; after all, without a clearly defined plan, you won’t know what
you’re striving for.
There’s a quote along this line that I love; “If you don’t
know where you are going, any road will take you there”, by Lewis Carroll.
The first time I heard that, it resonated deeply with
me. Yes, I’m a huge planner!
But I’ve also read posts about how it’s important to not
have such rigid plans and go with the flow; let life take you where it’s
supposed to take you, where you’re suppose to be, without interference.
So, what do you do?
Do you plan? Do you not plan and
just go with the flow?
Continue reading “How to know whose advice to take”
What was your life like a year ago?
What were you doing?
Where were you working?
Who was in your life?
Were you happy then?
Were you living life the way you wanted to?
Were you faced with making a difficult decision?
Were you feeling stuck in life, not knowing what to do?
What advice would you give your one-year younger self now?
Continue reading “A year from now…”
There are a few people who I admire for their character and
style as they progress on their journeys, and whose blogs I follow
regularly. They inspire me to become a
better version of myself, to have more confidence in myself, and to trust my
I believe our lives are a journey, and the goal is to always
grow and develop, to become more, each day.
Part of that journey is knowing
who we are, knowing ourselves.
But back to the people whose posts I enjoy reading.
When they share something personal about their journey, a
glimpse into their lives (not just teaching or sharing what they know), it
helps me to understand better, and to relate better.
I see the learning in action.
So I thought I’d share a bit of my personal journey with you,
in the hopes that maybe you’ll relate or maybe be inspired.
Continue reading “Sharing a little of my own personal journey”
A while back I was at a meeting and the conversation around the
table was about how we handle ourselves in times of stress.
I remember a few people saying that they wished they could
handle some situations better than they do, and that they were constantly
trying to be better at it. And a few
people spoke of how they have learned over time the best ways that work for
I spoke about how I have this picture in my head of who I am
and what I’m like, but the me in reality is often quite different. I want to react in a certain way (calm,
mature, fair), but often that’s not the way it happens. But I strive to be like the person I am in my
That resonated with some of the people there, and I wonder
if it resonates with any of you?
Do you have a mental picture of who you are, and what your
personality is, that is perhaps a little, if not quite a bit, different than
who you are in reality?
I think it’s something we all do, and likely without even realizing
So, I have a soul-searching, deep assignment for you.
Continue reading “How would you describe you?”