Journal

Living peacefully with stress

Living peacefully with stress

Our minds are incredible. Often they use passed experiences and similar situations to makes a judgment or decision about the situation. Efficient! Unfortunately, we often get it wrong and we find ourselves in a stress, reactivity loop that leads us to plausible, but...

Intentional living, it’s worth the effort

Intentional living, it’s worth the effort

Intentional living is my ongoing attempt to integrate my action, attitudes and aspirations with my values and beliefs. Because it's so important to me, it's a theme that I return to again and again. Posts Finding your tribe and Acting on purpose are two good examples....

Goal + value= more than just another resolution!

Goal + value= more than just another resolution!

As with every year I’ve looked at my goals, decided on which of them I would focus and made plans insuring each goal is specific, measurable and deadline driven. I used the same strategy that I used last year. You can see that here. This year, after I put together my...

Relishing in the gathering, the gratitude, the giving

Relishing in the gathering, the gratitude, the giving

The holiday season kind of snuck up on me this year. I completely forgot about Thanksgiving. One of my dear friend’s birthday is November 24, so his birthday eclipsed that. To add to the confusion, for my circle here in Belgium the holidays really start on December 6,...

Breathing passion into life

Breathing passion into life

Giving myself permission to follow my passion includes accepting that my life is an ongoing work in progress. There is no great that to get to, or be, or have. One nice thing about this is, it frees me to align my life with who I am in the present moment without guilt...

Choosing life direction

Choosing life direction

I’m closer to that part of myself that knows exactly what I want; that part of me is now my BFF, my closest confidant and my trusted guide. That little voice says, “Turn left. Stop. Go. I’m happy. I like this. This is fun.” You’d think being connected to that side of...

Slowing down to get into the zone

Slowing down to get into the zone

I was thinking about how much more I get done when I slow down. It’s weird I’m not sure if I speed up or if time slows down, but something shifts. Then I realized that it is often in the moments when I’m acting slowly and deliberately that I often find myself in flow...

Finding creative genius

Finding creative genius

Many of us have super powers that we can’t use, call on it when we need them, let alone control because we don’t even realize we have them. But somewhere deep inside we know they are there. Some of us sense that there’s a gap between who we are and who we were meant...

Just be you…

Just be you…

When I first started writing these pages I thought although there are so many clearly wise quotes, it's often unclear how we can use them in our everyday lives. The saying 'fake it until you make it' is one of these sayings. Besides it takes a lot of effort for me to...