6 Not-So-Traditional Things To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving.

Can you believe it's Thanksgiving already? Doing anything exciting? I'm guessing you're probably spending the holiday with family...eating, reminiscing and, hopefully, taking time to reflect on what you're most thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday. When we think about the things we're most grateful for, it's easy to think of the good stuff, right? It's easy to think of the obvious stuff, i.e., family, friends, etc. But what about adding some of the following not-so-obvious items to your gratitude list? I'm betting that, if you … [Read more...]

The Anti-Bucket List: If You Wanna Get Rid of Regrets, Try This…

Tell me, have you made a bucket list? Full of all the things you want to do before you die? Well, today, I'm going to share with you a different kind of list. And it's a list I came up with while walking at the river last week with my wonderful mom and dad. I love the river at this time of year...beautiful scenery, and I think I've identified at least five adorable doggie breeds I want to get one day (Yes, I probably need to go live on a farm!)! Anywho, while we were keeping a pretty good pace, we noticed several joggers passing … [Read more...]

Inspiration Tuesday: What A Dying 29-Year-Old Teaches Us About Living

How many times have you had people tell you to "seize the day" or to "live life to the fullest"? Or been asked, "What would you do if you only had six months to live?" We answer this question somewhat safely and almost a bit too casually, if you will, taking comfort in the fact that it's just a rhetorical question. While, inside, shuddering a little at the thought of only having a finite period of time left. And we push it out of our minds, because, thankfully, we can. But this month's Inspiration Tuesday, Brittany Maynard, … [Read more...]

Knowing You Are THIS Is The Key To Happiness In Relationships And Life…

Do you have a minute? I'd like to tell you a story. A story told by Elizabeth Lesser, founder of The Omega Institute, to Oprah Winfrey on her show, Super Soul Sunday. And it’s a story you’ll want to read because, in it, Elizabeth talks about something so powerful and so fundamental to our happiness in relationships and in life. In my last post, I talked about one way to show up in the world. In Elizabeth’s story, she talks about another way to do so… And it’s a way that’s seemingly just as, if not much harder for many of us to … [Read more...]

How Are YOU Showing Up In The World? I Hope Like This…

Hello, it's been a while since I've written, right? I've missed you. But I've decided I'm only writing when I feel I have something meaningful and important to say. And, while today's post may be short and sweet (or maybe just sweet!), it's something I think is important and critical for each one of us to put into practice each day. It's something I've actually practiced myself since childhood and that I was reminded of while watching a repeat of The Oprah Winfrey Show (on OWN). (Hey, that's what lazy Sundays are for, … [Read more...]

Through Robin Williams’ Life, We Laughed. Through Robin Williams’ Death, We Learn.

I don't normally follow celebrities' lives. Really, I don't. Yep. No keeping up with the Kardashians for me, thank you very much. But something about Robin Williams' death this past week deeply saddened me. What a loss... As an actor and comedian, oh how he made us laugh. (And sometimes cry...) As a person, by all accounts, he was enormously generous and giving...doing many things quietly to help others. Really, the stories I've read paint the picture of an incredibly compassionate and humble soul. Powerful lessons Robin … [Read more...]