Quotable: nothing good or bad…

If words contain a kind of magic, then the right words hold an incredible power.  Over the course of your life, you've no doubt felt it.  Whether it was a song that captured your own struggle, a book that captured your heart,  or someone expressing their love  - you've felt the power of words before. … Continue reading Quotable: nothing good or bad…

Be present – for the hard stuff too

The idea of being present - of not looking backward or forward too much - is an important one.  Slowing down, taking stock of our blessings, and paying attention to the world around us is important in how we relate to people and the world, and in how we can find happiness. But when we're … Continue reading Be present – for the hard stuff too

On presence

"Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence." - Eckhart Tolle As we finish out the first month of this new … Continue reading On presence

Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…

"In a world where you can be anything.  Be kind." - unknownI don't think this quote for my quotable Thursday series really needs all that much explanation, as I think we learned its basic principle in kindergarten. You have the power to be anything; you control how you treat people. And with all of those … Continue reading Quotable – in a world where you can be anything…

On happiness

Today is National Happiness Happens Day  As children, happiness comes easily - a funny sounding word, the sight of a puppy, or the first taste of candy.  But as adults, happiness can be more illusive.  We carve our lives into pieces, trying to determine if we have adequate amounts of happiness.  We ask ourselves hundreds … Continue reading On happiness