Archives for October 2009

The Days of Our Lives

It’s official – summer is over!  The vibrant green colors of warmer and brighter days are but a faint memory.  When I look around now, I see a sharp contrast to the lush green of summer.  I see vivid colors of orange, muted brown, burgundy red, tawny taupe and sunny yellows sprinkling the landscape. I’m reminded of how the changes in the seasons mimic the days of our lives.  I’m reminded of how transitional life is; how we seamlessly transcend from one season to another. As a child, summers were full of carefree days playing games outside like hopscotch, red light, hide and seek and any other games our creative minds could conjure up during summer recess. Our only goal was to have fun before we transitioned to adulthood. Summers … [Read more...]

Growing Up or Growing Old

Growing Up or Growing Old By: Author Unknown The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being. She said, "Hi, handsome! My name is Rose. I'm 87 years old. Can I give you a hug?" I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze. "Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked. She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, have a couple of children, and then retire and travel." "No seriously," I asked. I was … [Read more...]

What You Believe is What You Manifest

jacksonville digi art "Every person naturally wants to become all that they are capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature; we cannot help wanting to be all that we can be." - Wallace Wattle Everything you need and want will be made available when you need it, in the way you need it. And, the best part is, you don’t have to figure out HOW it will manifest itself. Your job is to simply believe! When the office I worked in for 17 years closed its doors I felt as though I had been thrown out to sea without a lifeline. You see, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up. I spent so many years supporting someone else's dream, while mine simmered on the back burner that I … [Read more...]

How to Say No and Mean It

You always have the power to say to no any request just as others have the power to say no to your requests. When you say no to a request for money, time, gifts or commitments, you are in essence asserting your power and authenticity. Guilt is not a part of NO!  There is no need to feel guilty when you are setting your own priorities and taking charge of your life. Have you ever had someone, particularly someone close to you, tell you “no”?  What was the feeling it invoked?  If you felt hurt, angry, embarrassed, rejected, etc.,  was it because of the subconscious meaning you attached to their “no”?  Maybe it brought up feelings of dismissal, abandonment or trauma.  The power you give to the meaning of “no” is yours alone.  How you … [Read more...]

In Perfect Alignment

Have you ever wondered if you make the right choices, live your life in harmony with what you know to be true? One of the things that I absolutely know for sure is that I have he right to make choices for my life, express my desires and am in total control of how I speak, act and respond to circumstances, other people and situations. I need only to respond in alignment with my own truth. I offer you the following things that you must embrace if you are to live joyfully and in alignment with your own unique truth: 1) Know that you are in control of your thoughts, actions, words and  responses.  When your response is in harmony with your words actions and thoughts, you are empowered and joyful. 2) You can confidently state your intent … [Read more...]

Creating Self-Time

Would you continue to invite guests into your home who constantly insult you, disregard your boundaries, and, cast dispersion on your surroundings? Why then, would you choose to allow others to invade your consciousness, leaving a trail of negative messages, disrespecting your very existence and allowing the aftermath to control how you think and feel about your destiny and your dreams? How many times have you allowed a non-crisis family situation, an unexpected phone call demanding your time, a chore you feel must be taken care of right now or any number of other things that rob you of the priorities you’ve set for yourself?  A priority is anything that is important to YOU! Most women tend to prioritize according to the needs of … [Read more...]