Just Breathe – It’s a Magical Superpower

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn the next time you want to screamthe next time you want to crythe next time you feel all alonethe next time the pain is unbearablethe next time life is squeezing you so hard it hurtsthe next time you have no idea what to […]

Nicole Update and a Pep Talk!

“I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”~ John D. Rockefeller Hello, Lovelies!Thanks so much for all the love and positive energy that has flowed my way the past week or so. I’ve felt it, […]

Sorry You Missed Me Yesterday…

  “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” ~ Gever Tulley I was intending to blog yesterday, and then I couldn’t. Early on Monday morning I was strapped into a heart monitor and holder for twenty-four hours, and while I was wired I had to stay […]

Small Steps and A Pep Talk For Hard Days

“Small steps may appear unimpressive, but don’t be deceived. They are the means by which perspectives are subtly altered, mountains are gradually scaled, and lives are drastically changed.”  ~  Richelle E. Goodrich   As most of you know, I am recovering from illness right now. I’ve just finished two months of bed rest and am […]

Don’t Isolate Yourself When the Going’s Hard

“No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.” ~ Adrienne Rich   I’ve noticed a worrying phenomena lately. People are going to great lengths to make their life […]

Sometimes You Don’t Need Solutions, You Just Need To Be Heard

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~  Leo Buscaglia   Ben and I met a close girlfriend for coffee yesterday. We’re each going through quite a […]

Where’s Your Focus?

“Very occasionally, if you pay really close attention, life doesn’t suck.” ~ Joss Whedon On Friday I posted about a beautiful ordinary day, and how much I had enjoyed such simple things as a trip to the farmers’ markets, clean sheets on the line, sunshine and crisp ripe apples. After that post I received two emails, extracts of […]

Balancing Act

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” ~ Rumi, The Essential Rumi   Occasionally things happen which give my world a good […]

Sometimes Resting IS Progress!

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~ Mark Buchanan   I’ve slept away another day. Perhaps I’ll do the same with this day too. But that’s okay. Resting begets healing. In repose we consolidate knowledge and even our muscles use the time to […]

Three Key Strategies for Dealing with Life’s Hardships

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s […]

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