Perfectionism: A Perfect Enemy

Hello friends, I hope you are Finding the Gift today! I haven't blogged in a long time. Some of you know I lost my baby brother, Jubal, to suicide on August 7, a terrible blow to my family and his huge circle of friends and music fans. I have felt incredible pressure to write the [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:00-05:00October 24th, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Perfectionism: A Perfect Enemy

Breaking Free from the Imaginary Leash

Goldie's leash is real, but Henry's is imaginary. Henry just realized he is UNLEASHED! Hey FTG friends! In recent author talks for my book, Finding the Gift: Daily Meditations for Mindfulness, I've been having fun sharing about the December 29 entry, Life Lessons From the Dog. Dog lovers are everywhere so they can [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:04-05:00February 10th, 2016|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Breaking Free from the Imaginary Leash

The Gifts of the Season

No, I have not finished my holiday shopping! Grrr ... I mean, Happy Tuesday! Every year it seems I get more and more Grinch-like when December rolls around. Maybe that's not fair. I'm not really a Scrooge and I have nothing against gifts. I just want to enjoy more of the simple, beautiful parts of [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:05-05:00December 8th, 2015|Blog Posts|Comments Off on The Gifts of the Season

Trees, Hats and Masks

Into Me, See The branches of a tree limb grow out in all different directions. They touch, they overlap, they split off into smaller branches. No two limbs are alike, and no two limbs have identical branches, but they are all part of the same tree. That tree is me; it’s each of [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:08-05:00August 12th, 2015|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Trees, Hats and Masks

Becoming A Human (Who Is) Being

I have struggled with low self-esteem most of my life and lived as a human doing, not a human being, trying to make up for what I felt was lacking. True or not, I grew up feeling like I could never be good enough to please my parents or warrant enough of their love and [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:10-05:00May 26th, 2015|Blog Posts|Comments Off on Becoming A Human (Who Is) Being

When I Prioritize Me, I Will Be Free!

©Angela Howell Is compulsive behavior robbing you of joy? Do you say, “That’s it! I’m NOT going to do this anymore!” Or, “Starting tomorrow, I am going to do THIS every day!” But then the next time you're faced with the choice, you act against your intentions? I believe we all have specific [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:13-05:00November 18th, 2014|Blog Posts|Comments Off on When I Prioritize Me, I Will Be Free!

What the Buzzards Taught Me

Buzzard Metaphor: I just saw something I've never noticed before. (That happens a lot when I take the time to sit in nature without an agenda!) I am watching six or eight large birds. Buzzards maybe? When they fly, they rarely flap their wings. Mostly they glide! Buzzards use the wind in their favor. When [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:16-05:00November 10th, 2014|Blog Posts|Comments Off on What the Buzzards Taught Me

Simple Pleasures

Simple pleasures. We all need them. You know how it feels when you indulge: Delight! Wonder! Content! Serene! Comforted! Secure! Relaxing! Joyful! Your meter reading says "FULL." It feels so good to practice a little self-care and yet I will let days go by, sometimes weeks, without indulging in a simple pleasure that fills me [...]

By |2017-07-14T01:11:16-05:00November 6th, 2014|Blog Posts|8 Comments
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