Friday, June 9, 2017
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
We've all seen word boards in trendy gift shops, or in the homes of our fashionable friends. Often they strike a chord, momentarily inspiring me to live life fuller and richer and truer.
Then I made a list of the biggest life lessons I have learned and the things I want to implement from those lessons. Lessons like "The purpose of suffering is to find meaning in what you are going through, that it may enhance your future" - gleaned from reading Viktor Frankl.
Or "Living to make your own self happy, rather than being a martyr to everyone else's happiness" - discovered through my own (early onset) midlife crisis.
Once again I ended up with a list of about 11 important life lessons, ones that had caused me profound change, ones that I wanted to enact in my life from that moment on.
I took my list of action words and began matching some to my list of life lessons. In the process I really simplified their message into short, snappy statements.
The lesson "You and other people deserve the freedom to be themselves, with no judgement or criticism" became "Allow others to be themselves".
The lesson "Make your own informed and well researched decisions about every area of life, rather than simply believing what your are told from the pulpit, lectern, by your boss, co-workers or peers" (it's pretty obvious where these lessons came from!) became "Think for yourself".
My readership are intelligent, so I am sure you get the idea! In no time at all I had formatted a great little word board that I love and am personally inspired by. My next challenge will be to present it artistically on a canvas.....but in the meantime......what's on your word board?
This one's mine.....
Monday, June 22, 2015
Friday, June 20, 2014
Mahalo and happy Friday!
Friday, May 9, 2014
Dancing is great exercise, moving joints and muscles that sometimes get overlooked, as well as increasing the heart rate.
Dancing is fabulous for mental health as well - music is well known to elevate or depress ones mood depending on lyrics, style, tempo etc - so choose lessons where your emotional mood will be invigorated...... Pole Dancing, Latin, Burlesque, Swing, Rock 'n Roll, Line Dancing or Ballroom are all good choices.
And if you are into partner dancing then the benefits of touch and closeness are wonderful. Do we ever get held enough?
Dancing provides exhilaration for 3 out of five senses - touch, sight, sound.....and if you or your partner wears a nice cologne or perfume you can add a fourth! Why not make a ritual of supper or drinks afterwards and top it off with a fifth sensory experience. Win, win, win !
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Friday, March 21, 2014
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up (HEY!)
Get ready 'cause I’ve had enough
I see it all, I see it now
I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Forgive me dear friends, but today I am feeling low.
I struggle and I feel low from time to time, and I've found a strategy that helps me so much mentally when I am overcome with low emotions. Here is my little secret, which doesn't prevent the heartaches when they come, but it does help in working it through .....
Friday, February 7, 2014
Check out more of my thoughts on the topic of appreciation at my Youtube channel here......