Solitude is the act of being alone or isolated in a good frame of mind. Who wants to be alone? Well, I want to share that it is very good to schedule some solitude time - I think it is essential to health and well-being. It is a time not to do anything at all, just kind of stare out wherever you are: in your home, on the beach, anywhere that is quiet and peaceful. The space around you, the environment around you should probably be clean and pleasing to the eye - giving off a positive vibration. . . a small circle of peace. 

Then, feel free! Imagine yourself somewhere that feels freeing. As William Wordsworth wrote in a poem: “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vale’s and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host

Don’t wait for the difficult and challenging days to pass before you find your joy. There are many ways to find happiness and joy during these times. It requires a lot of self-care and love for yourself. It is not selfish to take good care of you. In fact, it is necessary to take the time to do things that make you feel whole. What makes you feel good? What is good in your life? This column is all about you. Begin to explore the things that would help nurture your body, mind and spirit. When

 If you are feeling a bit stuck and tired of the same old thing, I can assure you, you are not alone. The good thing is we are now in February, that much closer to spring and summer.  As I write this column, we are in a winter storm and I know how lucky I am to be in a warm, cozy home. My heart goes out to the essential workers who continue to plow through work every day, regardless of weather, Covid, or anything else that makes it difficult to go to work. Please know we are forever grateful

“If you had a few days to live who would you contact and why aren’t you doing that now?” Steven Levine. Wise words of wisdom to help guide us in living a purposeful and meaningful life. Appreciating the people in your life and letting them know you care about them. Being a positive influence in someone’s life, perhaps helping to lift someone’s spirit by a simple call, gift or visit.

This past week I lost my beautiful, soulful, strong and resilient Uncle Willie at the young age of 97 years. He

The most amazing thing about life is love. In all of its forms, shapes, intensities and colors.  The symbol of love is the heart shape and contained within this is compassion, gratitude, generosity and forgiveness. Compassion: acting in genuine concern for others, Gratitude: acknowledging blessings, showing appreciation and kindness. Generosity: giving on a grand scale in a quiet way. Forgiveness: freeing oneself of dissatisfactions and resentments and shifting to overcome

These are tall

 

“Meet yourself where you are,” was the beginning message in my most recent yoga class. I thought about imparting the message of enjoying the class rather than judging what one can do or cannot do, or silently grunting when there is a pose not particularly a favorite, or whatever the edge might have been. 

This can be applied to most anything we do. How do I feel today - physically, mentally, emotionally? Strong? Tender? Energetic? Weaker than usual? Fatigued? Powerful? Happy?  The list goes

As I write this, it is day 10 of 365. Somewhere around day three, I started bringing “make every day count” to my morning contemplations. Time seems to be flying and I felt a need to name things that I do rather than the days being blurry falling one into the next. I realized that asking the question in the morning, “what can I do today that will nourish my wellbeing and fulfill this intention to make every day count?” was a way to get there. 

Manifesting that something and then acknowledging

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