The key to contentment is as easy as that. Some of us struggle with it, but it's really not as hard as we make it. It's, well....Simple. It's as simple as setting limits for what you allow in your life. Sharpen your pencil and make list. What's in your life? People, things, stuff, jobs, activities. . . .
I've done some pretty cringe-worthy things in my life. I still do some. I can be short and snappy and not so nice. No, I'm not going to pretend I'm holier-than-thou because I'm not. I can be as petty as anyone else. Sure, I catch myself afterwards and shake my head. "A work in progress," I think to . . .
This applies to so many things, doesn't it? I don't know about you, but sometimes I focus on what I can't do and allow it to block me from other actions that are entirely possible. If I can't cure my disease, what good does it do to engage the mind/body connection? If it's this painful, . . .
Lack of confidence is a roadblock for so many people in so many situations: Getting an education, applying for a new job, leaving a bad relationship, going after a good relationship--you name it and you'll find folks who are not moving forward because they lack confidence. Fake it 'til you make it . . .
Social media bring many gifts. Some, I'm glad I opened. Others, not so much, because they trivialize important matters in misleading ways. Such was the case with several ongoing social media threads about cultural appropriation. The discussion centered around the fact that dreadlocks are not native . . .
If you could do anything without consequence, in perfect safety, with all resources available to you....assured of success.... what would you try? . . .
We're all judgmental. That's just a fact. If you have an opinion about anything you judge. That's the way it works. We're always judging. Sometimes we even judge people for being judgmental, in some weird round robin kind of thing. But we do judge. Usually, we keep judgment in check by letting it . . .
I still know people who limit themselves. That's right. they're playing smaller than they are meant to. Why do you think that is? I think I know. They play small because they're afraid to step into their power. Women have done this more often than men, historically, but I know men who do it, too. . . .
My friend, Kathy Gottberg (and her husband, whom I've also met) took some time to re-evaluate their lifestyle in midlife in a way that I know you'll find interesting and inspirational. It's so good that she wrote a book about their rightsizing, RightSizing * A SMART Living 365 Guide to Reinventing . . .
“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. That in fact it may be necessary to encounter defeat so we can know who the hell we are." ~Maya Angelou That piece of wisdom goes on to say: "...so you know what you can rise from. how you can still come out of it." It is a quote I was . . .