Monthly: October 2017

Celebrate

October 22, 2017

Take time to celebrate. Celebrate your successes, your growth, your accomplishments. Celebrate you and who you are. For too long you have been too hard on yourself. Others have spilled…

Say what’s up today

October 21, 2017

What’s up? I don’t mean the events. You most likely are extremely aware of the events taking place—or not occurring—in your life. What’s up emotionally? Do you feel anxious, scared,…

Directness

October 20, 2017

So much of our communication can reflect our need to control. We say what we think others want to hear. We try to keep others from getting angry, feeling afraid,…

It’s good for your heart

October 19, 2017

“I know I’ve got some emotions up, just brewing right beneath the surface,” Jake said one day. “I’m edgy, irritable, and definitely not centered. But I don’t want to look.…

Who Knows Best?

October 18, 2017

Others do not know what’s best for us. We do not know what’s best for others. It is our job to determine what’s best for ourselves. “I know what you…

Learn to say how it feels

October 17, 2017

He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed…

Receiving

October 16, 2017

Here is an exercise: Today, let someone give to you. Let someone do something nice for you. Let someone give you a compliment or tell you something good about yourself.…

Easy Does It – Day 7

October 15, 2017

If we’ve prayed for knowledge of God’s Will for us and the power to carry that out, then relax. Trust that power. We don’t have to do it by force…

Easy Does It – Day 6

October 14, 2017

I watched a friend set up beach chairs and an umbrella. He was grunting, groaning, trying with all his might to accomplish a simple task. After he finished, he looked…

Easy Does It – Day 5

October 13, 2017

Don’t make it happen. Let it unfold. Action: Stop. Restrain yourself. Relax. Now try again—gently. Stop as often as you need to, whether it’s in a conversation, going through your…