Too Busy Mopping Up the Floor to Turn Off the Faucet!

How often in life do we focus on treating the symptoms instead of getting to the root problem? Please take a moment here to pause and reflect. We all do it, we’ve done it and many of us are living it; daily. It seems that each year that passes the expectations increase: work, life, home,Continue reading “Too Busy Mopping Up the Floor to Turn Off the Faucet!”

Self-Care: An Often Overlooked Responsibility

We cannot give to others something which we do not have. Yet so often in life we are told to take care of others first. Take a step back for a moment and consider this: how long can we maintain our own function when we repeatedly give to others while depleting ourselves? This is muchContinue reading “Self-Care: An Often Overlooked Responsibility”

Overcoming Procrastination: Lose Yourself

The more we push off doing something for “later,” the more we build up a wall that then needs to be broken down. Pressure builds with each moment that we avoid doing something that we know will help us in some way. As such procrastination is also a passive-aggressive way to block love from ourselves. SometimesContinue reading “Overcoming Procrastination: Lose Yourself”

Fireworks, Magnesium & Muscle Function

This is the first in a series I’m working on regarding the body, which emphasizes muscles and function. Magnesium, the metal that gives many fireworks their spark of white light is also required in the body. For a muscle to be able to relax, magnesium is physiologically required on a cellular level (ie no magnesium,Continue reading “Fireworks, Magnesium & Muscle Function”

Being Vulnerable to Accept Love

When we armor up and protect ourselves, we actually shield against the very thing we seek: Love. By removing the armor, laying down our shields and weapons we open up to receive and give love. In all actuality, the very thing we seek is already within. Writing, meditation and creative expressions are our windows intoContinue reading “Being Vulnerable to Accept Love”

Spiritual Blocks

For each bit of me that wants to move forward through the process of my journey of self-discovery, there are times when there is an ounce-per-ounce bit of anti-desire that resists each step. While there are times when my feet are light and I am able to move by leaps and bounds, there are otherContinue reading “Spiritual Blocks”

The Side Effects of Meditation

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. – Buddha Just as most things in life have side effects, it is also true with meditation. These are the side effects I have observed after having had a consistent daily meditation practice forContinue reading “The Side Effects of Meditation”

Giving the gift of giving

“Gracious acceptance is an art – an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving…. Accepting another person’s gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you.” – Alexander McCall Smith, Love OverContinue reading “Giving the gift of giving”

Heart-to-Heart Conversation

This past Sunday, I had to have a heart-to-heart conversation with a dear friend. This person was becoming very sad that her efforts on a project did not seem to be appreciated. She had been doing a lot of work and she just did not feel that others were really seeing what she was doing.Continue reading “Heart-to-Heart Conversation”

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