Archives for December 2014

5 ways to spring forward — Maintaining balance between your thinking and comfort zone

Hope springs eternal” —Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man, Epistle I, 1733 In just a few days we finally “spring forward” with daylight saving time in Milwaukee. The time change will bring much needed daylight. On the 20th, the spring equinox — the official first day of spring — will occur. It has been quite […]

Five simple ways to capture joy — Even if it’s for the birds!

Five simple ways to capture joy — Even if it’s for the birds!

“Joy is an emotion that occurs within us when we develop appreciation/thankfulness for the constants of life, such as nature, freedom and relationships with people, or through having faith in something larger than ourselves.” —Vic Lebouthillier We are just a few weeks into autumn, and the leaves are changing color and beginning to fall as […]

Always on your side — Four beneficial theories on time

“It’s about time, it’s about space, and it’s a story about the human race.”—The television entry jingle to ‘Lost in Space’ television series, 1965-1968 Happy New Year, everyone! We just entered the year 2014 on the Gregorian calendar. Like me, I’m sure that many of you have repeatedly commented on how fast time has gone […]

7 steps to support your thinking — The foundation for well-being and the key to your brilliance

7 steps to support your thinking — The foundation for well-being and the key to your brilliance

“May it be.” —Enya and Roma Ryan, from Peter Jackson’s 2001 film, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” Welcome to May! We are almost halfway through the year! May is Mental Health Month, according to Mental Health America, which states: “Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete […]

Giving thanks — It is necessary for happiness and joy!

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks — I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.” —Irving Berlin Welcome, November! For those of us who live in Wisconsin, November is a month that transitions us into cold snow, dark nights and a long winter. […]

Excerpts on love, miracles and peace — A gift for your inner well-being

Excerpts on love, miracles and peace — A gift for your inner well-being

When I was contemplating writing this article, I was inspired once again to reflect on the holidays. One of my values includes being culturally all-inclusive. Most of you who have read my articles know I include snippets of wisdom from others that I feel are particularly poignant. In this article, I have selected a number […]

Want the power to change? — Be still and feed your soul

Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off. —Max Lucado, “Grace” When I was at a workshop about dream manifestation this past month, the person giving the workshop gave each of us participants a Grace Card from Cheryl Richardson’s set of “Grace Cards — A […]

The great miracle cure: Five ways to love yourself

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”  —Robert Frost Valentine’s Day is approaching and with that come many thoughts and feelings of love. When speaking of love in the context of all the candy, flowers, gifts and card-giving on this day, we usually refer to the emotion of love with its romantic charm […]

Always on your side — Four beneficial theories on time

“It’s about time, it’s about space, and it’s a story about the human race.”—The television entry jingle to ‘Lost in Space’ television series, 1965-1968 Happy New Year, everyone! We just entered the year 2014 on the Gregorian calendar. Like me, I’m sure that many of you have repeatedly commented on how fast time has gone […]

A gift for you! — Five reflections taken from holidays of the season

Peace on earth, good will to men” —from the Christian nativity story The holidays are here once again. Thanksgiving was just a few days ago here in the United States. This time of year incorporates many seasonal celebrations, each having basic tenets of peace on earth, light and love, as well as gift-giving. This holiday […]